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Pattern Favourites: Quick Makes For Children

Do you keep all your fabric scraps? Perfect for making little clothes, they are a great scrap buster project! Have you lost your sew-jo and need a quick project to get you back into sewing? Sewing children’s wear is often quick and easy as you only have small pieces to work with. Do the little ones need new clothes for the upcoming colder seasons? Great, we got you covered!

Today we have gathered some children’s dressmaking patterns for autumn/winter. From babies to tweens, hopefully there is something for everyone. Please don’t forget to share your projects with us on social media using the hashtags #simplicitybyme or #mccallsbyme. We love nothing more than following your sewing adventures!

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Pattern: McCall’s 7827.

Let’s start with the littlest ones! McCall’s 7827 is designed for warm and cosy knitted fabrics. It includes a bodysuit, a jacket, a vest, and pull-on pants. Finish the little outfit with a matching hat that features a tassel and-fold-up band.

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Pattern: New Look 6568. 

Sew must-have baby basics with New Look 6568. This pattern includes a sweet dress, a cute romper, and a little button front jacket. Perfect for layering during colder days.

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Pattern: McCall’s 7799.

The statement sleeve trend is not just for adults! McCall’s 7799 includes a whopping 5 different sleeve variations. From short sleeves, to ruffles, to flutter sleeves, there is plenty to choose from.

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Pattern: New Look 6538.

A quick sew and a comfy everyday outfit! New Look 6538 includes a dress with sleeve variations, an optional peplum, and a bow on the back. It also includes a pair of long leggings.

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Pattern: New Look 6631.

This dress and cape would make every kid’s princess dreams come true! New Look 6631 includes a sleeveless dress with a full skirt that is gathered into a raised waistline. The cape comes in two styles and ties at the neck. Adorn your creation with a ribbon-bow or flower embellishments to complete the princess look.


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Pattern: McCall’s 7379.

Everyday basics are unmissable in a children’s wardrobe. Easy to make, and great for layering, McCall’s 7379 includes a tank top, a t-shirt, a top with long raglan sleeves, cargo shorts and long trousers with an elasticated waist.

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Pattern: Simplicity 8997.

This adorable little set is designed for toddlers and children up to 8 years old. Simplicity 8997 includes a cosy sweatshirt with high cowl neck and a kangaroo pocket, and a pull-on hat. Both are designed for stretch knits. The pattern also includes pull-on trousers with an elasticated waist which is suitable for corduroy, denim or twill fabrics.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9027.

With Simplicity 9027 your little one can join the faux fur coat trend. It is lined and is especially designed for faux fur and fleece fabrics, perfect if you want to create a warmer coat. The design features a single-button fastening at the centre front.

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Pattern: Simplicity 9028.

Great for cosy knit fabrics, Simplicity 9028 is a autumn/winter must-have! These pull-on sweater tops come with a round neckline, a funnel neckline or a hood. It also includes kangaroo and side pockets (very important to keep snacks in!).

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Pattern: Kwik Sew 4131.

When it’s too cold and wet to go outside, a pretty lounge set is needed. You can make a top, trousers, and a robbe with Kwik Sew 4131.

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