This free sunsuit pattern is perfect for kids up to size 6! It is a must-sew for hot days. It features a fitted bodice and has elastic in the back. No shirring, just regular band elastic! It ties behind the neck and the legs are short with elastic added which makes them look ruched. Cute effect if you are looking for a bit of a change to regular shorts. Comfy elastic around the legs make the shorts into a cute bubble. You can omit them if you like but I think it looks adorable with it. BE SURE TO GO TO PAGE 2 TO FIND THE DOWNLOAD LINK!
Free Sunsuit Pattern for kids up to size 6
Last year I offered a free sunsuit pattern for babies up to size 6 but it was only a video. Many of you loved it and asked about a picture tutorial which now is here! For this tutorial I used this gorgeous kit I got provided by ‘Fabric Fix’! It has 4 cuts of amazingly beautiful Art Gallery fabric from the Millie Fleur line. If you like to know more about Fabric Fix, check out my review!
Free Baby Romper Pattern Details
- The free sun suit sewing pattern was designed by me with Whimsy Couture.
- It comes with templates and a sizing chart for 3 months through 6 girls and a video tutorial! Videos are great for visual learners. You can pause whenever you need and scroll back if you need to read something again. But now I have a picture tutorial for you as well! Read below!
- The skill level for this pattern is beginner to intermediate, depending on if you are going to add the pompom trim and/or snap button tape. Both are optional features.
Print out the templates:
- set your printer to no scaling or 100% and check the 1″ print scale to ensure your templates are to scale. Only the slightest difference will result in an ill fitting sunsuit.
- Cut out the desired size
You need the following materials:
- cotton fabric or any other lightweight fabric
- band elastic
- trim for bodice is optional
- trim for the waist as seen in the video (below)
- sewing machine
- serger optional
- cutting mat
- rotary cutter
Let’s sew this adorable free sunsuit pattern:
Find the cutting, yardage and elastic chart in the download ON THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 2.
First, watch this video of the construction of the original Fiji sunsuit pattern with pom pom trim:
Pin the front bodice to the folded bodice fabric and cut out on bodice for the front. Also cut out one bodice lining piece from a coordinating fabric, in my case I used white since the pretty floral fabric is so see through. Repeat these steps and cut out a back bodice front and lining piece.
Mark the center of the front bodice by either drawing a line or pressing a crease.
Pin your trim to the center of the front bodice and sew it on along both sides (since mine is made from two overlapping ribboned lace, I will stitch it down along the edges of the pink ribbon.
Place front and lining bodice pieces with right sides together and stitch only the upper area. Backstitch the beginning and the end. I don’t have images of this step but you can find a detailed how-to in the video starting at 3:30.
Cut off the seam allowance half way.
These are the finished back and front bodice pieces. Don’t top stitch yet!!
To make the ties, secure a safety pin to the right side of the fabric in each corner, keep a seam allowance of 1″. This helps for turning the ties with right sides out later on. Now fold the tie strip in half lengthwise and pin, then sew the entire strip, leaving a 2″ opening anywhere on the long side. Backstitch by the opening.
Repeat with other tie strip. After you have turned the ties with right sides out, use your point turner (this nifty little tool that comes in the Fabric Fix kit!) and gently push out the corners. Press your ties flat and top stitch around each tie which will also close the opening.
Both ties are done!
To sew the tie straps onto the bodice, you want to place the front bodice with right side down and place both ties just little bit leaning towards the center, onto the bodice about 1/8″ in front the outer edges and about 1/2″ in on the inner edges of the ties. Pin tie straps in place. Now top stitch along the outside of the bodice, over the tie straps. You will get a much better view and understanding from the video at 4:50.
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To continue with the tutorial please click on page 2 below!
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This tutorial is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! GREAT pictures and instructions! R☆CK ☆N SEW SISTER!!!
Thank you kindly!!
Charlotte Thomas says
Hi, I’ve subscribed to be on your mailing list to download the pattern but how long do I have to wait for a password?
Thanks for visiting! You can download the pattern from the post. Just go to page 2 on the bottom.
Where is the download page. The newsletter gives the password but no location. The tutorial says the same thing. Go to the download page. I can’t find a download page.
Sorry, the downloads page link is https://www.diy-crush.com/exclusive-for-newsletter-subscribers-only/
Thanks! beautiful pattern but where can I download it? I have the password but I can’t find the link for the download. Thanks!
Sorry, the downloads page link is https://www.diy-crush.com/exclusive-for-newsletter-subscribers-only/
Debbie Brock says
Have searched in vain to find where to download the Fiji sunsuit pattern. I am already on the newsletter list, so I have the code. But I can’t find where to download for the life of me. I’m tired of searching and I really have to get to work. Oh well. I tried.
So sorry, the downloads page link is https://www.diy-crush.com/exclusive-for-newsletter-subscribers-only/
Candy Hatch says
OK, so here is the deal, Patience, patience, patience! I got y code…I got he download, happy, happy, happy. I really appreciate your patience in the area that I lacked. I can hardl wait to get sewing but I had to stop and appologise for my lack of patience and inability to just wait. I hope you can forgive me have a blessed day.
Beautiful pattern, already printed, i want to do it for my daughter for “día del niño”, child’s day here in México, thank you so much, hope look good enough to share it!!
Where do I get a password. I want to make this so bad. Great granddaughter will look like a doll.
What a fab little sunsuit. I love your fabric choices. The colours are so summery and fun.
Got the download link but I’m supposed to be a newsletter subscriber. How do I subscribe please?
Thank you so much for using this free pattern! No need to subscribe unless you want to get updates on new free patterns. It’s either on the bottom of this post or on the right side.
Thank you for the pattern. I downloaded it. I cant wait to make this for my baby girl. I’ll share a picture once I’m done with it.
Great tutorial. It looks super easy!!!
Thank you!! Looking forward to seeing your sunsuits!
Hi, please could you send me a link to set up a password? I a. Clicking the link you gave other users to download the pattern hut it says I need a password and I can’t find where to set one up! 🙁
There is no more password needed. In the post it says on the very top to go to page 2 to the bottom, there you will find the download link.
Found the link to download pattern but can’t find or figure out where to find the password.
The download link is on the bottom of the second page. Thanks for stopping by!!
Thanks for the great tutorial! I made a really cute sunsuit from your pattern, and loved the video tutorial that went with it. I’d love to send you a pic of the finished product.
I also decided to try fabric fix as well after discovering it through this tutorial. I’m eagerly awaiting my first package.
That’s great! Thanks so much for visiting!
Jennifer Blair says
Hi Denise! Thanks for offering such a cute pattern. When I download the pattern, I get the bodice portion but the shorts are not included in the pattern I see. Any suggestions? Thanks, I can’t wait to create this one.
Thanks for checking out this freebie! The rest gets cut by the provided measurements. No templates needed. Happy sewing!
Thanx Denise. That’s the bit I didn’t understand.
My pleasure! Thanks for reading my blog!
So happy to hear you like it!! There are no templates for the rest. It’s basically cut according to the provided measurements. happy sewing!
Maria Helena Pires says
buenas, desde venezuela, no entendi bien el corte del short, me guio por la tabla y no se como es.
me enredo, haber si me explico yo, coloco la pieza de la entre pierna o tiro,y doy amplitud en la tela a los costados segun la tabla? pero cuando lo voy hacer por cada pieza, es decir delantero y tracero, es mucho demaciado amplio en la cintura. Por eso no entiendo, la tabla no me da la medida o yo no se como es. Coloque la pieza en un papel para sacar el patron tracero y de amplitud al tiro solo le di 2 cm, eso es correcto?, le di eso y coloque la pieza del tiro, y la misma amplitud de cintura para el short, pero noto que el tracero como que lleva un poco de altura. estoy algo confundida porque el proceso no lo noto claro, del resto todo perfecto. Gracias.
I don’t speak Spanish. Can you translate this please? Thank you for visiting!
How can i get the password?
No password needed. Just scroll down and go to page 2. At that bottom of page 2 you will find the download link for the templates. Let me know if you got it.
Geschenkideen zum selber herstellen says
It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this outstanding blog!
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Thank you so very much! I really appreciate your visit and sweet comment!!
Hello from Italy, i can’t find the pattern to download ? Can you please help. Thank you xxx
sorry i put my email in the list but didn’t receive any codes!
resolved sorry! But for foreigners that can be very complicated to understand everything hahah. Thank you anyway for this wonderful tutorial!
Thank you for visiting! I am sorry this caused you issues to locate the download link. Tutorial posts are always packed with too many words 😉 Glad you found it though! Greetings to Italia!
FLOR CHAVARRIA says
I can’t get the pattern????
how do I get a password?
I did subscribe
Thanks for visiting! As I wrote in this post, you will find the download link on page 2. Please go here to page 2: https://www.diy-crush.com/blog/free-sunsuit-pattern-with-tutorial/2/. You do not need a password. Scroll down to the last sunsuit picture and you will find the link above that picture.
FLOR CHAVARRIA says
LOVE this little suit. But, you give the crotch pattern but do not tell us the size for the pants piece, I am assuming is wider than the top of bodice
Could you please tell me how big to cut? and assume is 2 pieces.
I do understand the crotch part, just not the size unless my printer skipped it??
Hello. I am unable to find the download for this super cute sewing pattern. When I click on the link it asks for a password. Please help . Thank you.
Thanks so much for the pattern, it’s adorable!! You are very generous, thanks!!
Carmen Lucero says
This is so cute. Thanks so much.
Thanks for checking it out!
Nana Janna says
Looking forward to this pattern…question…the bodice back…am i supposed to sew to the liner before I start the elastic rows?? Seems very small!!
Thanks for any imput!
The bodice is tight fitting. Yes, you want to sew the lining to the back bodice and then sew the rows for the elastic.
Maria Rios says
HI, I’ve signed to be in your mailing list. how can I get the pattern? thanks.
Thanks for visiting! The pattern download link is on page 2 on the bottom.
HI! Thank you so much for this cute pattern. I do have a question. The measurements for the elastic for the back bodice say 4 x 7.25″ – 7.25″ is larger than the width of the back bodice. Have I misunderstood something?
Sorry! My mistake! Was thinking that 30cm was 6 inches, instead of 12!!!
Glad you found the error 😉 Happy sewing and thank you for checking out my freebie!
I downloaded , but only got the pattern for the bodice & crotch. how do i get the bottom pattern?
In the download you will find the cutting chart for the shorts and straps. There are no shorts templates, only the crotch cutout.