5 out of 4 Patterns Baby/Child/Teen Rachel Knit Pants and Shorts

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Buy the Baby/Child/Teen Rachel Knit Pants and Shorts sewing pattern from 5 out of 4 Patterns. These semi-fitted knit pants and shorts with an elastic waist can be made for boys or girls by beginners and seasoned sewists alike. The shorts can be hemmed or have an optional ruffle; the pants can be hemmed or have one or two rows of optional ruffles.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: 2-way or 4-way medium weight knit fabric with at least 25% horizontal stretch. Lighter cotton Lycras, brushed poly, french terry, cotton interlock and thermal knits are all good choices. Heavier weight fabrics and those with higher spandex content will work but will give a tighter fit. Any knit that meets the stretch requirement will work, but may not give the same results.

Fabric requirements: 56″ (142 cm) wide knit fabric: Shorts, 1/4 – 2/3 yd (0.2 – 0.6 m) // Pants, 1/2 – 1 1/4 yd (0.5 – 1.2 m) // Ruffle(s), 1/4 – 1/3 yd (0.2 – 0.3 m).

Extra fabric may be required to match patterns or stripes or if you need additional length. You may need less fabric for smaller sizes using non-directional fabric.

Sizing: Newborn – 14 years. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread to match; ball-point or stretch needles; 3/4″ (1.9 cm) wide knit or non-roll elastic for waist.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter print-at-home pattern; A4 print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

Additional information


Jersey / Knits / Scuba

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

15 Pages

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