DIY Heart Knee Patch Baby Pants

DIY Heart Knee Patch
It’s official. Samuel may just be the cutest baby ever. I know I’m biased, but seriously, isn’t he adorable? At almost 8 months old he is just the most smiley, happy baby. I could just squeeze and kiss his lil’ baby cheeks all day.

And he is definitely on the move now. He flips and rolls all over the floor. Crawling will be next so I took my obsession with hearts and red felt and made him some heart knee patches. I’ve been itching to put a patch on something but elbow patches for me seemed kind of pointless. It’s not like I wear them out! I saw this pin from Little Pinwheel thought the extra padding would be perfect for Sam’s poor knees.
DIY Patch Pants for Baby
Basically this project turned into an excuse for a photo shoot for Sam. We are definitely not snapping as many pics of this little guy – poor third child! But he’s a natural for the camera – he even held his Judy prop! (Three giraffes ago we named her Judy before we realized she had a name. It stuck.)

DIY Heart Knee Patch Baby Pants

Sew on Patches

You will need:

  • A pair of pants
  • Felt
  • A heart template – obviously I love hearts but this would work for any shape. Four leaf clover pants may be next!
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors

how to Sew on Patches

Cut out your shapes and pin them to the pants. If possible, try the pants on the baby and mark the knees. Sam was napping while I made these so I had to guess. Pin the hearts to the pants and sew patch on with embroidery thread.

I couldn’t wait to try these on Sam so I dressed him in his festive pants as soon as he woke up. Not sure if this face means he likes it or not?

sew on baby patches Heart Patches for Baby Pants

And if you’re wondering, these did great in the wash. I always worry about my sewing skills but the patches stayed on and the felt looked fantastic.


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  1. Janet Ambler says

    You are so right! Sam is the definition of baby cuteness ~ A true Gerber baby! Kiss those little cheeks for me too!

  2. says

    OOOOooooohhhh I love these! Isn’t it really difficult to get a still picture of these little roley-poley almost 8 month old babies? I always have the toughest time getting a picture of McCrae. And he’s got two little bottom teeth in so I *really* want to get a picture of him! Too bad we don’t live closer so our two little fellas can have a playdate! haha! :)

    Anyway, love the little patches! So adorable!!!

    • gerbermom says

      A playdate would be so fun! :) It’s fun to see them start exploring their world more. And Sam has been drooling like a fiend the past couple of days – I wonder when he’ll get his first tooth!

  3. Christie Harrington says

    Samuel IS incredibly cute – the perfect little baby model, and you’re a great photographer! What an adorable idea. I may need to do something like this for Jillian when the time comes!

  4. Christl says

    absolutely the cutest baby! and such a cute idea – makes me wish I still had a baby to do this for!
    thx for sharing the sweet pictures, took me back to good memories.

    • gerbermom says

      I know, nothing like looking at cute baby pics to cheer me up – makes me forget all those nights of waking up every 3 hours!

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