I’m sewing up some Maxaloones pants from Max and Meena. Grow with me pants can be adjusted to fit children for much, much longer than standard pants, so they’re much better value. They might look complicated but they’re super easy to make.

Keep on reading and I’ll show you how to sew your very own Maxaloones.


Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants are fantastic.  This size fits from 12 months to 5 years, so they’re much better value than standard sized pants.  

The secret is that kids tend to grow up as in they get taller but their waist measurements don’t actually change all that much.  So by making the pant cuffs really long they can be folded or scrunched down for the little children and stretched out as they grow.  The waistband can also be folded over or scrunched up for smaller children although I tend to stretch it out and use it as an extra layer of clothing during the winter.  

Ultimate Maxaloones
Ultimate Maxaloones

How to Sew Maxaloones

I opted to include the bum circle as most 1 – 3 year old’s are still wearing nappies.  It’s designed to allow extra room to accommodate cloth nappies.  The extra fabric in the seat also means that the pants are less inclined to ride up whilst baby wearing.  The cuffs can also be unfolded to keep little feet protected from the cold or sun.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 1
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 1

The top stitching around the bum circle gives the seam a little extra strength and makes it look lovely and neat.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 2
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 2

The main pant construction is super simple.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 3
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 3

And the bands are made in just the normal way. They’re just extra big.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 4
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 4

I use a straight stitch to reduce the bulk in the seams.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 5
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 5

Then I press them flat.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 6
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 6

Then they’re folded in half.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 7
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 7

The leg cuffs are done in just the same way.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 8
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants Step 8

Although they can be a little more fiddly than the waist band.

The oversized cuffs are sewn onto the pants in the normal way.


Here’s a front view of the pants.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants

And this is how they look folded to the smallest size.

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants

And here’s the adorable bum circle!!

Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants

They do fit just fine on the bigger kids too.


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Max and Meena's Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants
Max and Meena’s Maxaloones Grow With Me Pants

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