Electron Layette


The Electron Layette is so named because it’s a current take on a baby layette – modern, full of personality, and gender-neutral. Includes drop-crotch (or harem) pants, a knotted hat, drool bib, and cardigan sweatshirt.

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The Electron Layette is so named because it’s a current take on a baby layette – modern, full of personality, and gender-neutral. Drop-crotch (or harem) pants easily fit over both disposable and cloth diapers. The cardigan sweatshirt has little pockets for little hands (or just a little decoration) and makes an outer layer that’s easy to pair with any outfit. The knotted hat adds just a bit more warmth and attitude. The drool bib can be made out of knit or woven fabrics with an optional waterproof layer for an acessory that is both stylish and functional. All layette pieces are constructed in a simple manner for quick and satisfying sewing for all experience levels (even the cardigan, I promise!). With the fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, and photo and video sew-along assistance, everyone should be able to sew the whole layette.

The 13 pages of instructions have 48 meticulous, step-by-step illustrations.

See the Electron Layette Sewalong page for a complete sewalong with step-by-step photographs. Find pictures of finished Electron Layettes from other sewists on the Electron Layette Pinterest page.

This pattern is available in digital format.
Digital: The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper) and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper). For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for your view and size.


Feeling intimidated by sewing with knits? Do you like learning by seeing photographs or watching videos? The Electron Layette has a sewalong that is step-by-step photos, bonus videos, and a bunch of great sewing hints! Check out the sewalong.

Suggested Fabrics:

Pants & Hat: Stretch knits with at least 30% stretch.
Bib: Lightweight knits or wovens with or without stretch such as jersey, broadcloath, voile, and double gauze. Cotton recommended.
Sweatshirt: Midweight knits with minimal stretch (<20%) such as terrycloth, ponte or sweatshirting.


Bib: 3/4” x 3/4” (19 mm x 19 mm) square velcro, scrap of fusible interfacing
Pants: 5/8 yd (.5 m) of 3/4” (19 mm) elastic
Sweatshirt: 3 (newborn – 6 months) or 4 (9 months – 2 years) size 14 or 16 snaps, 1/2 yd (.4 m) fusible interfacing


Techniques used:

Sewing with knits
Installing elastic
Sewing multiple layers of fabric


 True Beginner: Hat, Pants, Bib

Confident Beginner: Sweatshirt

Fabric Yardage:

There are no refunds or exchanges on physical or digital patterns.


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