About: The Piscean pants includes many options for you to sew pants and shorts in multiple styles to fit a child’s wardrobe and your time schedule. There are three lengths included: thigh-length, knee-length, and pant-length. You can choose between two waistband styles: paperbag waistband which has 5/8” of fabric above the elastic to look like a ruffle, and the regular waistband. Both waistbands have a channel for 1” wide elastic. You can choose to add front and/or back pockets to your pants. The back pockets are rectangular patch pockets and the front pockets have a rounded diagonal opening and are topstitched to the front of the pants. Additionally, you could add a Faux Fly and Faux Drawstring.
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Techniques Involved: Basting, finishing raw edges, stitching in the ditch, inserting and sewing elastic, edge stitching, hemming, optional techniques: sewing patch pockets (back pockets), sewing front pockets, sewing and topstitching a faux fly, sewing buttonholes or inserting eyelets.
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight woven and stable knit fabrics. Heavy quilting cotton, broadcloth, chambray, or linen, and light weight denim or corduroy are all great options.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (for piecing pages together)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional but encouraged)
- Matching All-Purpose Thread
- Universal Needle
- Sewing Machine with zig-zag stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Fabric marking tool
- Safety pin or bodkin
- Seam Ripper
This pattern includes kid’s size 12 months to 12 years.
See what others have made in our Piscean Pants album.
Kyra (verified owner) –
Absolutely love these pants. They fit my daughter perfectly, are incredibly comfy, work with the adorable quilting cotton, and, my favorite, have well written directions. My daughter’s favorite pants.
These are adorable! Multiple pocket options and a paper bag waist optional, make them fun for all the kids you sew for!
Valentina (verified owner) –
I like this pattern very much! I love that it’s for woven fabrics. It gets really hot here in Texas in the summer, and woven shorts are perfect. I made a pair for my daughter from faux suade, that she can wear this spring. They fit great.
heatherluben (verified owner) –
This pattern makes me wonder how I thought other pants fit my kid before! Easy to grade between sizes, measurements are spot on. Directions are easy to follow, and the techniques described help create a smooth garment without bulk. The rise in the back keeps my little one’s tush covered when he’s climbing slides, and this is the first faux fly I’ve made that I actually like how it looks! Thank you for a great pattern!
So many pockets for the kids!! The optional faux drawstring 🤩 the paper bag option👍 the tutorial is great and pictures 👌WOW!!!
Love these pants! Such a great fit and an easy sew, and look super cute. And all the pockets, perfect for storing those important treasures!
Elizabeth G. –
Really great pattern with tons of options. Fit is wonderful and all the pockets and the different styles of waistband really make these pants extra fun!
Love love love this pattern! So many options, and super cute to boot 😍
Brenda (verified owner) –
Finally a pattern for pants that I like to use up some of my woven stash! My girl loves them and will def make more of them.
Kimberly (verified owner) –
These came together so nicely and look so professional! I love that you can make a quick simple pair of pants, or bump it up a notch with all of the added details!
Kat (verified owner) –
I absolutely love this pattern! It is so simple and easy to follow along. Plus it allows me tonuse all the woven fabrics in my stash. I plan on sewing all my girls shorts and pants from now on.