30+ FREE Toddler Sewing Patterns for Boys & Girls

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In preparation for back to school, I’ve been compiling this huge list of free toddler sewing patterns. Mostly so I can have some new outfit inspiration for my younger daughter.

Let’s face it: My favorite sewing projects are clothes for my girls. This is because kids’ clothes require less fabric, time, and precision than my other projects.

So, if you’re sewing for a toddler, too, check out these sources for free toddler patterns to sew! All of these patterns include at least one toddler size, and most of them have a much larger range. Some have newborn baby sizes to size 14 big kids’ sizes even. 

And, I’ve even included some patterns for toddler boys. It was always so much harder sewing for my nephew than for my daughters due to pattern availability!

free toddler patterns to sew

Free Toddler Dress Patterns

free toddler dress patterns

Since dresses are my favorite for summer, let’s get started with these free printable toddler dress patterns. Simply click on the underlined link to be taken to each designer’s site. 

  • Eli Monster has a free pattern for a sleeveless, woven shift dress in sizes 3-6. 
  • If you’re looking for a basic muumuu, Pretty Prudent has the perfect dress using woven fabric and elastic for simple construction. 
  • Check out this free peasant dress pattern from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom. It’s pretty similar to the muumuu above and is available in size 12 months to 14 years with both long-sleeve and short-sleeve options. 
  • Diy-Crush has a cute toddler sundress pattern for sizes 0-24 months. It has a fun tie around the neck rather than a zipper or buttons, so it’s an easy toddler pattern for beginners to start with!
  • Life Sew Savory has a toddler girls’ A-line dress using woven fabric for sizes 12 months to 5 years. If you decrease the length, it doubles as a toddler shirt!
  • The Penny Dress from Craftiness is Not Optional is a favorite simply because the tutorial shows you how to draft your own pattern to make a dress that will fit your toddler perfectly. 
  • The Cottage Mama offers a cute party dress pattern in sizes 6 months to 10 years. You have to sign up for her newsletter to get access to the pattern for this cotton dress. 
  • This long sleeve toddler dress pattern pdf from doiturselfforfree comes in sizes 2-12. The pattern instructions are not in English, but there is a good picture tutorial if you need help assembling it. 
  • Small Dream Factory provides a dress pattern with a Peter Pan collar in sizes 6 months to 3 years. Larger sizes need to be purchased. 
  • Bernina’s We All Sew Blog has a fun vintage dress pattern for sizes 3-8. It ties at the shoulders and has a full, gathered skirt. 
  • From the Stitching Scientist, there’s a 3/4 sleeve empire dress in sizes 2T – 5T made with cotton fabric and big buttons on the front. 

Here is a handful of patterns that come only in certain, specific sizes.

Free Toddler Shirt Patterns

free toddler shirt patterns

The good thing about many of these free dress patterns for toddlers is to create a shirt, all you need to do is shorten them! However, if you’re looking for dedicated shirt patterns, here are a few.

Free Toddler Shorts and Leggings Patterns

free pants and leggings patterns for toddlers

  • Sweet Red Poppy’s leggings sewing pattern is for sizes newborn to 7 years. For beginners, she has in-depth instructions and troubleshooting information to make sure you get a great stitch out!
  • Sew Can She’s basic leggings free sewing pattern is a great starting place for sewing girls’ leggings. Add a ruffle, a yoga waistband, or even a cuff to this basic pattern. 
  • For girls, the Evie Shorties pattern will help you make a cute pair of ruffled shorts. They even have a matching doll shorties pattern for free! (This makes my list of free doll clothes patterns to sew!)
  • Fleece Fun has an easy toddler shorts pattern in sizes 18 mo to 4T. It’s a simple pair of knit shorts that will be a better fit for boys. 

Free Toddler Boy Sewing Patterns

free toddler boy sewing patterns

While patterns made specifically for boys are much more difficult to find, the good news is most basic t-shirts and raglan tees for toddler ages are unisex.

Of course, most boys’ shorts (vests, blazers, ties, etc) need to be made specifically for boys! 

Here is a handful of free boys’ sewing patterns. 

  • Life Sew Savory has a free boys’ mesh pants pattern in sizes 2-10 that can be cropped into boys’ shorts also!
  • Subscribe to their newsletter, and get free access to peek-a-boo patterns’ free romperalls pattern. It’s a great free toddler boy pattern in sizes preemie to 4T and comes in a shorts or pants option. 
  • They also have a free toddler boys shorts and pocket tee pattern for sizes 2T – 5T. I think this site is one of the best to buy toddler patterns for boys, too!
  • And lastly, Sew Simple Home has a fun Western top using cotton fabric in sizes 18 mo to size 5/6. It was drafted for toddler boys but is a unisex pattern. 

Free Toddler Pajamas Patterns

free toddler pajamas pattern

  • The unisex pajama party pants free pattern from peek-a-boo patterns is available for sizes 3T to 12. It works for knits or wovens and is an easy beginner sewing project.
  • The Summer Nightie from Sew Much Ado is free for size 2T/3T. You’ll have to purchase the pattern if you want it for any other sizes. It’s a sleeveless, knit nightgown with a small ruffle at the bottom. 
  • Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom provides a sleeveless knit nightgown pattern for sizes 3T to 16. It has binding around the neckline and arms and a cute ruffle on the bottom. 


free romper sewing patterns for toddlers

free toddler sewing patterns

Now, any free toddler sewing patterns that I missed? Let me know!


  1. I was looking at all the topics covered and scrolled through, hoping (wishing) there would be one on how to use a coverstitch machine. Is there any chance you might be coming out with this? I have a machine, but every time I think I’d like to sew with it, I break out into a sweat. I love knits but hate sewing on them. I thought a coverstitch machine would help, but the learning curve puts me off! Any suggestions?

    1. I’ve thought about doing coverstitch tutorials but haven’t done any yet.

      And I know the feeling you describe! Until I bought my latest coverstitch, which is not very finicky thankfully, I’d do anything I could to avoid using my 2340CV. Nothing seemed to go right, especially binding toddler t-shirt necklines or adding elastic to kid undies!

      If you have a library near or want to purchase a book, I do recommend the Coverstitch Technique Manual by Julia Hincks. I learned several new things from it even after spending HOURS experimenting with my machine on my own and feeling like I finally had it “down.”

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