August 27 ~ Back to School Pattern: Little Smarty Pants

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Favorite Things Little Smarty Pants

Favorite Things Little Smarty Pants sewn by Nikki Reay, Sew Quine

Nikki learned a few things while sewing the Little Smarty Pants pattern. She writes, “This is a pattern I will make again and again. Not only are there 9 sizes and 2 styles to choose from, but the little details like the belt loops, side pockets and clever turn-ups really make the finished item look great. I plan to make many more and want to try out the capri pants version for my daughter too.”  We agree that this is another great, unisex pattern and it’s one that would be perfect for those warmer school days.

Info from pattern package:
Fun and comfortable pull-on pants with a great fit in 2 different lengths. Capri length pants are simple to sew and Bermuda length shorts have details such as front pockets, tabs or belt loops on waistband and patch pockets on the back.

9 Sizes: Toddler 1-4 & Children 5-14

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126 Responses to August 27 ~ Back to School Pattern: Little Smarty Pants

  1. marla says:

    these look awesome for girls and boy which is a plus for my kids.

  2. Serena says:

    I love this pattern.

  3. Susie says:

    What a great find! Love that it’ll work for boys and girls, and that there are two style options!

  4. NIcki says:

    Favorite things pants are my favorite…this would be a great addition to my patterns

  5. Sonicka says:

    I love these! They would be great for both my boy and girl!

  6. elana says:

    love boy clothing patterns but can never find them!

  7. WandaFish says:

    Cute pattern, my little girl would love these shorts.

  8. Leah says:

    Would love to try this one out!

  9. Stephanie says:

    Yay! I’ve finally found something I can make for my son! Of course, I might need to make some for my daughter too! 🙂

  10. Tandy says:

    I love that the Favorite Things patterns come with such a wide size-range! I have four girls who range in size from 5-12, plus a little boy who is wearing about a 12m size. How perfect is this pattern? Pants for everyone in the fall, shorts in the spring! If I don’t win it, I’ll buy it.

  11. Breanne says:

    LOVE these shorts!!! Would love to surprise my girlfriend with some awesome shorts for her 3 boys!!!

  12. joh says:

    THANK YOU!! with 3 boys I have been looking for a really good shorts pattern, its harder than you think!! thanks so much I will definitely be placing in a shopping cart the first chance I get

  13. Shanna says:

    I think these would look great on my daughter. I’d love to win!

  14. alisha says:

    This is such a cute pattern. And so many sizes! Love it!

  15. rene says:

    Love the pattern – so very cute with lots of possibilities!! Love it that I could make a pair for each of my kids without using 2 different patterns!

  16. Another great pattern!

  17. Angie Staheli says:

    The possibilities seem endless. As a mother of three kids, all the different sizes are a great feature. Can’t wait to start sewing shorts and capris!

  18. carmel says:

    great pattern!
    love it

  19. silver says:

    I love it!

  20. April says:

    These are terrific! I need some fun patterns to make clothes for my son instead of making everything for my daughter.

  21. Archer says:

    These look really cute, and the shark fabric is great! I think my boys would love them! It is nice to see patterns that work so well for boys!

  22. Garilyn says:

    Trying again! These are cute pants and good for boys and girls.

  23. Melissa says:

    Such a fun pattern for little boys

  24. Selina says:

    What funky pants!

  25. An says:

    Those are great and the fact that they come in two different lengths makes them very versatile.

  26. Eleanor Notman says:

    Wow, they are fab Nikki. Well done, just what any little (or big!) boy would love to wear – very cool 🙂

  27. erin says:

    this pattern does make very cute shorts. it seems like i’m always looking for cute shorts that are not super short for my two year old daughter. i’m just getting into sewing on my own, and i would love to try making shorts for her with this pattern.

  28. Ann says:

    I’ve been looking for a great pattern for shorts for my son! He’d love these!

  29. Cute! I need more patterns for things to make my boys!

  30. Sara says:

    Thanks for the review – as the mom of 2 boys, I’m always on the lookout for cute, do-able boys clothes patterns.

  31. Super cute pants

  32. How wonderful a pattern that works for both boys and girls

  33. Renee says:

    Very cute! If I won I could make several pairs to go with all those tanks I made.

  34. Tina C. says:

    finally a back to school pattern i could use — my son has to wear a uniform so i could make these in khaki.

  35. Laura says:

    Love the patterned materials!

  36. amy says:

    These totally rock! I could make pants for my boys (who always complain that I only make things for their sister)! And for my daughter, too!

  37. Colleen says:

    I love those shorts and capris! Thanks for the giveaways.

  38. Kristin says:

    Wow I totally love these shorts!!!

  39. Cinnamon says:

    This is my favorite pattern I wished I owned! I could use it for both children, it has so many sizes and length options, it’s cute, I could go on and on…Please let me win this one!!!!!

  40. Wendy says:

    These are great!

  41. Amy says:

    How cute! I love that this is appropriate for both boys and girls, and the wide range of sizes is great too! I hope I win this, it would be fun to make.

  42. Rochelle says:

    Love these great ideas that work for older kids too!

  43. Rachael says:

    I LOVE these shorts! They’re adorable! The pattern is super cute! 🙂

  44. susan says:

    This looks like an excellent pattern for both girls and boys (which is hard to come by)! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  45. KPen says:

    Uber-cool pattern! It’s so fun to see stylish stuff for BOYS!

  46. Shirley Clark says:

    Neat pattern! Love something for the boys!

  47. Leah says:

    Nice looking shorts. They would be perfect for my boy! Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  48. Lauren says:

    I’ve been looking for an all-purpose shorts pattern and this one is perfect!

  49. Sakura says:

    Lovely! A great pattern for everyday wear! Love it!

  50. Melissa Mahannah says:

    Love these! 🙂

  51. April Hurley says:

    This looks like a really nice pattern to have handy!!

  52. alison says:

    Great pattern! And I love that it will work for both boys and girls!

  53. Cameron H says:

    What an adorable pattern — and that fish camo fabric ROCKS!

  54. JJ says:

    Cute, I would love something like this!

  55. heather b says:

    perfect – for both my girl & boys!

  56. Nancy Sue Phillips says:

    Very cute, and wonderful that the pattern is so versatile!

  57. Michele says:

    Very cute pattern, love how it works for both boys and girls!

  58. Megan says:

    cute. pants always seem to be a bit more intimidating.

  59. Great pattern!

  60. Debby says:

    Looks like I’m not the only one who thinks these shorts are fab!

  61. Mary Margaret says:

    This looks like a versatile, useful pattern. I’d love to give it a try! Thank you!

  62. Mama Lusco says:

    Great pattern! I like ones I can use for both my boy & girls!

  63. Lisa L. says:

    These are adorable and a good, solid pants pattern for my little guy would come in so handy!

  64. Melissa says:

    Looks like an essential pant pattern! Would love to add it to my collection!

  65. Tina says:

    Finally a cute pattern for a boy! Those are so rare!

  66. Anny says:

    A pattern that can be boy or girl, I would love to try this for my grands.

  67. Sara says:

    This looks like a great pattern. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  68. Shannon F. says:

    Looks like a very utilitarian pattern!

  69. Kelli says:

    Wow, that is a cute pattern! It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for for my son and even my daughter! I am loving all these great ideas!

  70. annielaurie says:

    with three boys and another baby on the way these shorts are just what I’m looking for to extend their wardrobes. I would love to win this pattern!

  71. kristine says:

    Very cute!

  72. Emily says:


  73. Anne S. says:

    This looks like a really great pattern!

  74. Shannon H says:

    This pattren would work great for all three of my little ones!

  75. Amanda says:

    Boys patterns are so hard to find! This would be a great addition to my collection.


  76. Erin G says:

    Oh, this would look great on my little boys!

  77. Anna says:

    Wow — again something that my 12-year-old daughter might possibly deign to wear. How cool is that

  78. Krystina says:

    These are so cool!

  79. Stacy says:

    This is just the pattern I have been looking for. Thanks for all your great back to school ideas.

  80. JennE says:

    These pants are adorable. Think of the possibilities!

  81. Gretchen Ball says:

    What a cool pattern that both my kids could wear!!!! Love it!!!!

  82. Kimberly says:

    So cute! Love the madras ones on the cover.

  83. Erin Waters says:

    These look great!

  84. Katie says:

    Look slike a great pattern for my son

  85. Suzanne says:

    This would be a great pattern to have! I’d love to try it!

  86. Laura says:

    Oooh! I SO want this pattern. My daughter is on the plus size and I’m coming to accept that sewing her clothes is really the best way (and possibly even more time efficient!) to dress her. Pick me, pick me!

  87. rebekah says:

    I could really use this!

  88. Sheryl says:

    Oh, so cute!!! I love patterns that are good for boys and girls both!

  89. Alyssa says:

    Oh, I need this pattern!

  90. Stacy says:

    Those look so nice!

  91. teri pastorino says:

    i love favorite things patterns.

  92. Deb DeChurch says:

    What a great pattern! I’d love to win one.

  93. Jennifer G says:

    Cool pattern. Looks very versatile. Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Julie says:

    I was just looking at this pattern yesterday for my kiddo. It was great to see the review of it this morning!

  95. Robin E. says:

    Oh, these are sooo on my list now. Great pattern!

  96. Sara says:

    The shorts are really cute:)

  97. Jane Stidolph says:

    Love those shorts. I like the details on the pockets and want to get my hands on that pattern! With 3 boys to raise, I will be making a LOT of these. I’m so glad I found your blog and website. Thank you.

  98. Debbie says:

    Really cute basic pants pattern. Sometimes it’s nice to have something “unruffly”. Thanks for a chance at winning the pattern.

  99. Betty says:


  100. Lea says:

    I would love to get this pattern…I have two boys…soon to be three and five girls. I would get a lot of use out of it. It looks like a great pattern to use for school uniforms too.

  101. Sally says:

    I’d love to make these for my boys.

  102. Emily S says:

    This looks like a great pattern you can use for a loooong time!

  103. Sarah says:

    So cute! I wish there was more of summer left!

  104. Jenny says:

    I’d love to win this cute pattern. Seems like there aren’t as many great patterns for boys available as there are for girls, but this one looks great!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. Janel says:

    I LOVE this pattern!!!

  106. Elle says:

    Wow! It looks like such a great pattern.

  107. Meg says:

    Ohhh, these shorts are adorable.

  108. Kimberly L says:

    I would love this pattern for my son! It’s not easy to find cute boy patterns!

  109. Kristy says:

    Would love to win this pattern for my little guy!

  110. Tara Keys says:

    might I add, I have 3 kids ages 2, 5, and 12 and I love to sew for them.

  111. Tara Keys says:

    So happy you featured this pattern! I don’t know if I’ve seen it before. I love that it is for boys and girls and there are so many sizes included. I would love to win it!!!

  112. Melissa Ann says:

    I love that crazy camo print. But I can only imagine the fun I’d have making flowered capris 🙂

  113. Kati says:

    Oh my gosh so cute!! I love that fabric, so fun but so boy! I need to learn to make stuff like this for my little boy!

  114. Kim says:

    my friend makes these all the time & loves them. If I don’t win, I may just have to buy this pattern 🙂

  115. Patty says:

    I love these pants!! My son is so skinny that it is hard to find pants that fit so these would be perfect for him. Fingers crossed!

  116. Jessica B-N says:

    I haven’t tried making pants, but this pattern might just be my chance to do it!

  117. Julie W says:

    Cute shorts! I can see using this pattern to make lots of shorts and pants for my kids!!

  118. myssie says:

    Those are so very cute.

  119. Juliana says:

    Boy stuff!!! 😀 Very nice pattern!

  120. Jenny says:

    great pattern! unisex!! the way to go.

  121. Jennifer says:

    OMG. I have been looking for a great short pant pattern. This is fantastic!

  122. Katie B says:

    Cute!! I’d love to make these for my son.

  123. Jill B says:

    Great pattern!

  124. helen wright says:

    fantstic shorts!

  125. sy says:

    the pattern is lovely.

  126. Gail says:

    I love these smarty pants, what a great pattern for both girls and boys! And I love the variety of sizes, I need this pattern for my grandkids!!

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