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Mini Hudson Pants Pattern Review

A few weeks before Christmas I had the opportunity to test the True Bias Mini Hudson Pants. The first pair I made were for my oldest son, but I misjudged the sizing and they were too big for him. (Luckily, he’s growing fast and should be able to wear them later this year…)

I knew that I wanted to try another pair, because I love my own Hudson Pants so much. So for Christmas, I made some Mini Hudson pants in a size 2T for my toddler. I got the sizing right this time and I love how cute they are the small size.

Mini Hudson Pants Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

The pattern instructions for the Mini Hudsons are almost identical to the adult size. The formatting is clean and easy to follow, and the directions are clearly illustrated. I think that these pants are perfect for someone looking for a first pants pattern. It’s also a great pattern to try if you want to conquer your fear of stretch fabrics!

Mini Hudson Pants Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

I used a gray sweatshirt knit from Girl Charlee and some darker gray jersey knit from an old t-shirt for the details. For the small sizes, you could easily use an old or thrifted sweatshirt for your pants. I skipped the draw string for him (mostly due to the fact that I was making them a couple days before Christmas). But he would have pulled it out anyway.

I really love this pattern. It’s simple and goes together quickly. The pants are very versatile. I’ve paired them with a nicer top to wear out of the house or with a t-shirt for bed. They look great either way!

Mini Hudson Pants Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

The sweatshirt fleece is also wearing and washing much better than the inexpensive flannel I’ve used for pajama pants in the past, for close to the same price. In addition, they really don’t take any more time to sew than traditional flannel pants. I’m planning to make several more pairs for my kids to wear to bed and lounge around in.

Mini Hudson Pants Pattern | Radiant Home Studio

Check the True Bias blog for more ideas. Kelly has a couple of tutorials for modifications, plus there is a pattern tour that is starting soon! I’m sure you’ll find some great inspiration and creativity from the bloggers that are sewing up their own Mini Hudson Pants.

Did you make your kids any clothes for Christmas?

13 thoughts on “Mini Hudson Pants Pattern Review

  1. JaimeSews says:

    So adorable. The hudson pants are definitely on my sewing wishlist. I made my daughter’s Christmas dress and have a jacket for her on the cutting table. Waiting for a few more supplies…

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      I love them! It’s easy to make too many fancy dresses and things that never get worn, but these are so comfy that no one wants to wear anything else! Seriously, you cannot go wrong with these.

  2. These pants look fantastic! I bet they are so comfy in the sweatshirt fleece.

    Thanks for linking back to us!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks! Your sweatshirt fabric can’t be beat for the price!

  3. sophie says:

    so so cute!! I have been tempted by the adult version for a while:)

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks Sophie! I think the Hudson pants are definitely worth buying. There are some patterns you use only once, but this will not be one of them!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Super cute! I’d wear those, haha.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks! Yeah, I have some and wear them anytime they aren’t in the wash. They’d make great postpartum pants…

  5. True Bias says:

    these are great. im such a sucker for gray and black. and i am so glad that the fit worked out better on this one. thanks so much!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thanks Kelli! The gray and black go with everything! I’ve seen lots of cute printed pairs, but I love plain and simple.

  6. Ren says:

    Darling! Great pairing of pattern, material, and model — perfect.

  7. Nienke says:

    Aw, they are adorable! (and those little feet are TOO cute!) I’ve got the adult pattern (somewhere in my stash…), think I will give them a try. Love the basic grey you used!

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Thank you! I love mine! Definitely add them to your list.

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