Newborn Baby Joggers: Free Pattern and Tutorial

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Today I have a pattern for a pair of knit joggers for baby! These are newborn sized. If you are new to sewing with knits, check out my tips for sewing knit fabric here. Scroll down for the FREE pattern and tutorial to make these baby joggers your own!

NewBorn Baby Joggers Tutorial


  • ~1/2 yard knit fabric (these take about 1/4″ yard total, but you’ll need the extra to have enough room to correctly lay the pieces in direction of greatest stretch)
  • Rotary cutter/scissors and mat
  • Ball point/stretch sewing machine needles & pins
  • Matching thread and/or stretch thread
  • 1″ elastic waistband (cut to 13″)

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Step 1: Print & Assemble Newborn Jogger Pattern

Open and print newborn baby joggers pattern. Trim overlap and tape together.

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step 2: cut pattern pieces

Cut pattern pieces from fabric. Pay attention to the direction of greatest stretch of your fabric and lay pattern pieces accordingly. Cut out two of each.

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step 3: pin legs together

Pin the edge of one front piece to the edge of one back piece. Be sure to line up the bottoms. It is ok if the top isn’t perfectly aligned, this will be hidden when the waistband is completed. Sew edges with 1/4″ seam allowance.

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Step 4: attach ankle cuff

Open pieces and press. Fold ankle cuff in half widthwise. With right sides together, pin ankle cuff to the bottom of the sewn leg pieces. The cut edges go together. Sew with 1/4″ seam allowance. Open and press.

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Step 5: Topstitch ankle cuff

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Step 6: sew joggers together

Pin both leg pieces with right sides together. Sew with 1/4″ seam allowance just to where the yellow lines indicate in the photo.

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Step 7: sew inseam

Open joggers and pin inseam paying attention that the ankle cuffs and the crotch seams line up. Sew from ankle cuff to ankle cuff with 1/4″ seam allowance.

Step 8: attach waistband

Craftsy has a great tutorial on how to attach the elastic waistband.

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The great thing about this pattern is it quickly comes together, so grab several fabrics in prints you love and make a batch for your new arrival!

Happy Crafting!


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