Free Pattern For Children’s Hospital Gown Now Available

Lazies, I now offer a free pattern for a children’s hospital gown at our website. The pattern is a PDF file that you can print at home.  Simply tape the printed pages together to use.

A free pattern for an adult sized gown has been available on my website for three years and is downloaded an average of 1,500 times a month. Wow! After that pattern became available, we started receiving requests for a children’s sized hospital gown pattern, so that is finally available as a free pattern, too.

Send Me A Picture
Lazies, I am sorry to say that I do not have a picture of a finished gown to show you. If you have a picture of either size gown to share with the Lazies, please send it and I’ll post it.

About The Design
The hospital gown design is pretty basic fare with a V-neck in the front and overlapping panels with ties in the back. It has conveniences such as a chest pocket with a hidden opening to allow for chest monitoring cords. And an easy-open access (Velcro and button closure) at the shoulder seams.

What To Do With The Pattern
Make a gown for a friend or loved one for hospital stays, or treatment visits. Lazies have written in to tell me how they are modifying the patterns. Turn the design around to make a robe and/or shorten it for a bed jacket. Lengthen the sleeves if desired.

Also consider making a coordinating comfort or convenience item such as a scarf or shawl, bed pillow, pillow case or tote bag. You could make a robe or gown for your next ma’am-oh-gram (I just don’t like the word mammogram). Girls, take care of yourselves and get your check-ups and screenings.

Get The Pattern
Click here for the hospital gown free pattern page. This page has a supply list as well as the PDF files for each size pattern. Just click the link for the pattern you want, it will open in a new browser window, then you can print it at home.

Where It All Started
A few years ago, my friend Rita Fishel, owner of Creations SewClever Quilt Shop in Chillicothe, OH, designed the adult sized pattern for her friend Susie. You can read more about Susie here. Over the years, Rita and I have received heart warming and heart wrenching emails from Lazies who have found and used the hospital gown patterns. We both want to thank you for taking the time to write and we hope you’ll continue to do so.

Final Tip
Lazy Girl Jeanette recently wrote to me with this suggestion. After printing the pattern and taping the pages together, trace the pattern onto non-fusible lightweight interfacing. Make sure to transfer all the notes and directions, too. Interfacing makes great pattern pieces. They hold-up well, you can easily pin and see through them, and they fold nicely for safe keeping. Thanks Jeanette!

I truly hope that you never need these hospital gown patterns. But if you do, they will be here.


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13 Responses to “Free Pattern For Children’s Hospital Gown Now Available”

  1. Patricia Robertson — April 14, 2008 @ 8:38 am

    Thank you so much for the pattern because I do make things for Children’s Hospital in my area, that I donate to and the homeless, again thank you so much for the pattern.


  2. Penny — April 14, 2008 @ 9:03 am

    What a lovely idea Joan. Thanks for sharing that pattern, I think it will be wonderful for the hospitals that the ASG (American Sewing Guild) makes quilts and baby items for families. Thanks again, I am in search of the 1st cup of coffee, enjoy the day!

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  3. Pat Oliver — April 14, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    I will be downloading the new childrens pattern as soon as I get my new printer installed!
    I make quilts, pillowcases and pillows for the children that are recieving Chemo treatments at the Univeristy of North Carolina Children’s Hospital. a little over 2 years ago I met the country artist Jason Michael Caroll, he lost a very dear friend Brittany, at age 19 to a rare Lung Cancer and her parents have started a Non-profit fund raising program in her Honor and Memory. Even tho I live in Tacoma, WA. I decided to support them anyway I could, so the sewing started. I had been sewing for our local area, but they seem to have plenty of people helping here, so I do it in Britt’s memory and take them with me when I travel back to see all of my new friends in NC since meeting Jason. I’m taking my 3rd trip in a couple of weeks with a huge box full of LOVE to give to Britt’s parents to take to the kids.
    I lost my husband of 35 years to a rare stomach cancer almost 7 years ago, so this is very close to me and I feel very blessed to sew what I can to help in anyway I can. The gown will just be one more thing to start making, although I PRAY one day we will never have to be doing this. Please support the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or your local hospital however you can. You will be amazed at how GREAT you FEEL in GIVING!

    Hugs, Pat

  4. Kim, Cheyenne, WY — April 14, 2008 @ 10:54 am

    Hospitals can be so frightening for children, especially long stays. Lets all make a smile on a little girl or boys face and make them a gown! What a great way to clear out all the juvenile novelty fabrics that our grown children won’t wear anymore. We must, We must, We must reduce our stash!

    Thanks Joan for letting this happen!

  5. Sue — April 16, 2008 @ 9:59 am

    Thanks for helping me find a great idea to get the ladies to reduce their stashes and what a great fun project. I will be implementing a sewing day or days, at my store to get some gowns made up and sent off to the hospital. We all love the great novelty scrubs the docs and nurses wear. The kids will love to have some great stuff to make them smile. : )
    Thanks Lazies! You’re the best!

  6. Carol Spence — April 22, 2008 @ 6:06 pm

    Loved the information on the new magazine. Enjoy your e-mails and your patterns. You are so-o talented. Such fun stuff to make. I am always looking for new ideas to make gifts for my family and friends. Good magazine to have!

  7. Anise ramos — April 25, 2008 @ 11:09 am

    thank you for the pattern. I plan on using 49er fleece. what is the address to send pictures to?

  8. Heavenly angels in need — September 5, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    We would love to see an infant hospital gown pattern. We make things for hospitals for free and though there are many patterns out there, it would be fantastic to see an infant version. Your patterns are fantastic and beautiful
    Thank you for sharing them with everyone to use. We use them for charitable purposes and are very appreciative of them!!! THANK YOU

  9. Jillian — July 6, 2009 @ 3:03 am

    Thank you very much for the pattern! I am going to make a few gowns for my daughter’s preschool friend that has traumatic brain injury after being hit by a car while crossing the street. She is in LOVE with Minnie & Mickey, so I think I’ll make one with red polka dots and some yellow slipper socks.

  10. Carla — November 1, 2012 @ 1:21 am

    Please send me the lazy girl pattern..
    Thank you

  11. Rhonda Easter — March 18, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    Thank You for the hospital gowns for a infant!

  12. Shannon — November 4, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Hi, my daughter is getting her tonsils out on tuesday and I wanted her to have something special at the hospital so this is perfect, thank you! Also, the above link to the hospital gown page is broken but I was able to find it by searching for it on the website manually. Really appreciate this pattern, you’re awesome!

  13. Mary Ann Smith — January 23, 2015 @ 10:02 am

    I’m looking for patterns for adaptive clothing for my 6 month old grandson. He has a feeding tube and braces on legs and arms. Anyone know where to find inexpensive patterns? The adaptive clothing is too expensive since we haven’t paid for dad’s cancer treatments yet. For Jamesons story see