Sale! Sew Me Something Little Bea Pinafore and Leggings Children’s Sewing Pattern Sized for Ages 3 to 9 Years

£14.00 £8.00

Little Bea Pinafore and Leggings Sewing Pattern

Sew Me Something

The Little Bea is a smaller but perfectly formed version of Stratford upon Avon based indie sewing pattern designer, dressmaking how-to author and sewing teacher Jules Fallon’s ever-popular Beatrice Pinafore. And we have to say that this smaller version is cute, cute cute!!  The contrast binding is still there as well as the pretty cross-over back, but it has one large ‘kangaroo’ style pocket on the front instead of two.

The little Leggings are the perfect accompaniment to the Pinafore and the ruched ankles give a bit of extra detail but they could be left plain too.

It is a very simple shape but has a few techniques to help you with your sewing and Jules’ clear and easy to follow instructions will take you through everything step by step.

  • Gathering
  • A bound finish to the edges of the pockets and around the pinafore
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing with jersey
  • Inserting an elastic waistband

Make your own Little Bea Pinafore and Leggings for children aged 3 to 9.

Age 3:  Chest: 55cm      Waist:  53cm     Hips:  58cm

Age 9:  Chest:  69cm     Waist:  62cm     Hips:  73cm

Sew Me Something recommends the following fabrics:

For the pinafore:  light to medium weight cotton, linen, needle cord, soft wool suiting.

For the leggings:  knit fabrics such as light to medium weight jersey knit, double knit, French terry

You will also need 1″ wide elastic and the correct needle for your fabric. A twin needle on your machine gives a great finish to the hems of the leggings too.

You’ll need 3 – 4 metres of bias binding for the finished edges.


4 in stock

Thinking of making a mother and daughter matching outfit without it being *exactly* the same for you and your little one?  Well, Sew Me Something has created this littler version of their oh-so-popular Beatrice Pinafore so mum and daughter can hang together in style!  This Little Bea design is super comfy and we all know how important that is to kids!  And you can create it to highlight some of your fave cotton prints!  Make several and you’ll have a whole wardrobe of pinafore goodness for your child!

Jules’ designs flatter most body types and her children’s sewing patterns are no exception.  Also, Sew Me Something patterns are printed on substantial paper – no easily torn tissue paper here!

Jules’ blog is chock full of all kinds of tips and ideas for getting the most out of her sewing patterns.  Why not grab a cuppa and have a read of her posts?

And if, like me, you would love to go and spend some time in beautiful Stratford upon Avon, why not plan to include a fab workshop at Sew Me Something HQ?  Be sure to tell them that Clare at Thread Head Fabrics sent you!

Your fabric shopping list for Little Bea Pinafore and Leggings:

Pinfore with 1.14cm wide fabric – 1m for ages 3 and 4, 1.25m for ages 5 and 6, 1.50m for ages 7 and 8, 1.60m for age 9.

Pinafore with 150cm wide fabric – 0.60m for ages 3 and 4, 0.75m for ages 5 and 6, 1.20m for age 7, 1.30m for ages 8 and 9.

Leggings using 150cm wide fabric – 0.70m for ages 3 and 4, 0.80m for ages 5 and 6, 0.90m for ages 7 and 8, 1m for age 9.

Pattern Type

Leggings, Top, Tunics




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