Bump Hugger Maternity Pants
Bump Hugger Maternity Pants
The Bump Hugger pants are the only pant pattern you'll need to get you through pregnancy. From chafe prevention shorts to work trousers, this pattern can do it all.
The lack of horizontal seaming makes these pants very comfortable. Nothing digs in. Just a gentle hug over your belly. Despite not being snug, they stay up because of the unique shape that hugs the belly.
Pattern options: Two sets of pattern pieces - a tight leg and a wide leg. Each set has three main options - a one piece leg, a two piece leg, and a three piece leg with a pocket. We've added length markings so you can easily make shorts, capri, cropped, or full length pants.
Difficulty: Suitable for beginners.
Fabric: Knits with horizontal stretch of at least 60%. Vertical stretch of 40% required. Bamboo/spandex, merino/spandex, cotton/spandex, ponte, yoga knit, denim-look knit, double brushed polyester.
Yardage: Up to 2.5 yards
Special supplies needed: Narrow or waistband elastic for the waistband.
Maternity friendly: Yes
Nursing friendly: N/A
Size range: 11 sizes from XXS to 5X that fit:
Pregnant waist 35 - 88in / 89 - 224cm
Thigh 21 - 48in / 52 - 122cm
Fit: This is our first pattern using our new "choose your ease" sizing system. The size chart includes minimum and maximum measurements for the waist and thigh. The minimum is the garment measurement. The maximum is the garment measurement plus 60%, which is the average horizontal stretch for knits. This allows you to choose a size that is snug, loose, or something in between. Learn more about this sizing system here.
Pockets: Yes, sunk in the side panels.
Time to complete: Start to finish is about 30 minutes. Side panel version is about 45 minutes.
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All of our patterns have a standard, 3/8" or 1 cm seam allowance.
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Want to use merino wool to make this? Check out our article with tips on sewing with merino wool and where to buy it.
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