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Free Ruffle Pant Pattern for Girls

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Learn how to make stylish pants for your little girl with the prettiest ruffles in this DIY sewing tutorial. Make it with one, two, or three layers of ruffles to dress her up for summer.


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Your little sweetheart will love the comfort and versatility of this ruffle pants sewing pattern. The style and the fit of the pants would make it her favorite for the coming summer. You can add a coordinating top and headband for a complete look!


how to make ruffle pants


This sewing project on how to make the ruffle pants comes with the full pant template. The waist elastic and the absence of zippers or hooks makes it a quick and easy sew for my readers.


How to make ruffle pants


How to make ruffle pants


The layers of colorful ruffles lend plenty of sunny style to this ruffle pants sewing pattern. As comfortable as they are cute, they’re perfect for mixing and matching with my back- open top and my t-shirt patterns. But it can look best with my ruffled top pattern that is coming soon!


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Free Ruffle Pant Pattern for Girls


Materials Required:

  • Cotton fabric in any desired color and print for the pant body- requirement specified in the table-2 below.
  • Cotton fabric in three contrasting prints and colors for the ruffles- requirement specified in the table-2 below
  • 1-inch elastic for the waist- requirement specified in the table-2 below.
  • Sewing Notions.
  • Pattern Pieces.

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Aprroximate Finished Measurements



I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.

 All the fabrics used here are of 44/45 inches width.

The fabrics shown here are only for illustration purposes and as such may vary from the original.

All seam allowance is 3/8-inch unless otherwise specified.


Fabric Requirements:

*You may opt for one, two, or three layers of ruffles to suit your taste. Here I show you a sample with three layers of ruffles.

* Let’s name the ruffles one, two, and three, starting from the smallest for convenience.

*In the table below, I have given the requirements for the three ruffle layers separately. If you opt for the same fabric for the three layers, add up the requirements of all the three layers to get the total requirements.






*In the table below, “W” stands for the width of the fabric and “L” for the length.






Gather your supplies.


Cut the template for the pant body from the PDF provided. Fold the fabric to match the width of the template and keep the template with its straight edge on the fold. Mark around the template and cut to get one of the pant pieces. Repeat the steps to get one more of the same piece.


Your pieces for the pant body will look like this when you open them.


Cut the ruffle pieces, referring to table-3 above. * Note that you will have to cut and join two pieces for each set of the ruffles.


Let’s put the pant pieces together.


Layer the two pant body pieces with the right sides together and aligning the edges. Sew along the two crotches as marked above.


Open and realign the pants such that the two crotch seams fall in the middle and are aligned with each other. Line up the lower edges and the inseams. Start sewing from one of the lower edges of the pants, up the inseam to the crotch and down the other inseam till the other lower edge as marked above.


Let’s move on to the ruffles.

Take the fabric strips required for the ruffles (Below, I have shown the third one). We first need to do the lower hem of the ruffle.



Take one ruffle piece and fold one of the long edges twice by ½-inch and press.


Open the folds and sew the shorter sides shut to form a closed fabric ring.


Fold the hem back and sew it down along the edge of the fold.


Repeat the same to get the remaining two ruffles. Let’s put the three ruffle pieces together.


Keep the first, second, and third ruffle in line, with the lower hems facing the raw edges of the subsequent one. Slip the second over the third and then the first over the second.


Line up the raw edges of the three ruffle pieces together and pin.


Let’s gather the ruffle. We turn the upper thread tension of the machine to zero and stitch length to the longest to get a basting stitch.


Sew a basting stitch around the raw edge of the ruffle layer, leaving a long tail of thread, 6-7 inches long to pull and gather the ruffle.


Pull the thread from the bobbin gently and gather the ruffle. Adjust the gathering to make it uniform and to match it with the lower edge of the pants.


Repeat the steps on the other ruffle pieces.

Let’s attach the ruffle layers to the pants. Turn the pants over to the right side and the ruffle layer over to the wrong side.


Keep the ruffle layer above one of the pant leg with its hem facing the pants and slide the pant leg into the ruffles.


Line up the raw edges of the pant leg and the ruffle layer together and pin all around.


Turn your machine settings back to normal and sew the ruffle layer to the pants. Zigzag to prevent fraying


Turn the ruffles over to the right side and topstitch along the seam line of the ruffles and pants for a neater finish.


Repeat the steps with the other pant leg and the other set of ruffles.

Let’s do the elastic casing for the waist. * The two pictures below are for illustration purposes.


Fold the upper edge of the pant towards the wrong side by 3/8-inch and press.


Fold again by 1 & ¼- inches and press once more.


Sew the casing down along the edge of the fold, leaving a gap of about 2-inches to insert the elastic.


Take the required length of the waist elastic, referring to the table-2 above, and insert it through the gap in the casing using a safety pin.


Keep the ends of the elastic overlapping and sew back and forth a few times to join.


Sew the opening in the casing shut.


Our ruffle pant is done!


If you would like to purchase the pattern in more sizes, which include 6 months to 8 years, you can buy it here for $5.99. The pattern would be e-mailed to you.


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Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Has anyone else made this pants. I noticed that the pants pattern only has one crotch line and yet in the pictures it shows a line for each age. Any suggestions on how I can measure and draw them in?


Wednesday 19th of June 2024

The template shown in the tutorial is of higher ages. From 6 to 24 months, the pattern has ony one crotch line.

Macel Posey

Tuesday 21st of May 2024

so cute!


Tuesday 14th of May 2024

Where can find the top you show with the ruffle pant? I would like to make it with the pant.


Tuesday 21st of May 2024

You may find the pattern here,

Gezina Pienaar

Thursday 18th of January 2024

Love your patterns. Thank you for sherring.

Deloris Compston

Sunday 22nd of October 2023

Thanks so much for sharing!