Play Pants

(10 customer reviews)


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Cartwheel friendly, handstand approved and perfect for all kinds of free climbing and living room stunts. Not briefs, not shorts but halfway between the two. Perfect under floaty dresses and great for the beach, for sport, for bed, you name it, they are a versatile wardrobe winner.

Ultra quick to sew and the perfect solution for the leftover fabric from your Groove or Spin Dress.

So comfortable that many of our customers have told us that their kids will not wear any other underwear but Play Pants. And we were asked time and time again to make an adult version, so we did (of course) and went that little bit further and also made a matching camisole. Check out our GO SHORTIES & CAMI, comfort is everything!

Sizes 2Y to 14Y

With or without hemband
Plain or colour-blocked

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You are purchasing a PDF file – a fully graded, computer-generated pattern and an easy to follow, full-colour step-by-step tutorial.  Use the latest version of Adobe Reader to print on any home printer and easily tile together. You can choose to print only the size you wish to sew.

Difficulty level: Easy.  You will need some experience of using patterns, sewing and handling different fabrics, and be competent at using your sewing machine and its different functions.

  • The tutorial shows industry techniques to help you create a professional finish to your garment.
  • Pattern includes seam allowances.
  • A comprehensive body measurement size chart is included.
  • A finished garment measurement chart is included.
  • Pattern is printable in black and white or colour with easy to follow dashed/dotted lines for cutting.
  • A4 and US Letter compatible.
  • All measurements are listed in both metric and imperial.
  • Serger not required.

10 reviews for Play Pants

  1. rosielongdog

    This is an amazing pattern. I made some colour blocked bed knickers for my 9 year old daughter to wear with a vest top on hot summer nights. I’m sure I’ll be using this pattern for years to come. Thank you for making this such a straightforward make – even for a knit novice using a very basic sewing machine.

  2. michelleleijten

    I’ve made so many of these already and love them. My daughter won’t wear any other underwear. Asked her for her opinion and she said ‘super, super, really super’
    So if in doubt, buy this, you will not regret it!

  3. Constanze Krummen

    Lovely pattern, quick to sew out of scratches, cut out in a bundle, no serger needed (mine was broken the first time I tried the pattern!)
    Aaaand best of all, my daughter loves to wear them! I just shortened the waistline a little bit like she wished. Aaaaand I can’t wait to get my three-year old son out off his diapers and into his first playpants!
    Thank you so much for that pattern! I have to try sone of the other pearls out of your shop….

  4. Laura

    My daughter (almost 13) adores her playpants, with puppy-eyes she already asked for a dozen more 😉
    She likes to wear her Play Pants as pajama-shorts.
    The pattern is super easy, the fit is great, so I’m gonna make her the dozen pants like she asked <3

  5. Sew Blondes

    So much fun to make these Playpants and don’t even get me started on ALL the options available! I ended up making the simplest version due to a major lack of time however every single dress I make after this will get a matching pair of Playpants underneath! Love this pattern!!!!

  6. yael sages

    so much fun to make and really easy! Super good tutorial. My daughter said: “I never want to wear any other undies”. So clearly I have to make more, which makes my happy!! And I’ll use the pattern to make her swimwear also.

  7. Josie

    These are wonderful! The fit is perfect. My kids don’t like to wear clothes most of the year (life in Australia!) so they’ll be living in these from now on! I’ve made them with and without the leg bands and both styles, and they’re all fantastic. Thanks for the great pattern!

  8. Yasmina

    Love this pattern! It’s super easy to make and my daughter loves to wear them. I’m definitely going to make more! ?

  9. Tone Øslebø Hultmann

    These are awesomly comfortable! My girls have asked for more ❤

  10. Catherine

    Absolutely love this pattern, have made about a million of the colour blocked version for my daughter, she loves them as undies and they are super as swim bottoms. Super easy and quick pattern to sew up, with stunning results x

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