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Paper patterns (children's nightwear)

Paper patterns for nightwear

Paper patterns for children’s nightwear include sewing instructions for patterns for the following items:

  • pyjamas
  • pyjama-style over garments
  • nightdresses
  • nightshirts
  • dressing gowns
  • bathrobes
  • infant sleep bags
  • other items styled and recognised as nightwear
  • knitted all-in-ones, sizes 00–2, of any style, made from fabrics with a mass less than 280 g/m2
  • knitted all-in-ones, sizes 2 and over, of a style which identifies them as nightwear
  • woven all-in-ones, of a style which identifies them as nightwear
  • loose boxer shorts.

Unless stated otherwise, this refers to sizes 00–14.

Children can be severely injured or killed if clothing they are wearing catches fire.  All paper-patterns for children's nightwear must carry a safety warning label about the hazards associated with flammable fabrics and nightwear styles.

Mandatory Standards

Mandatory Standards

This mandatory standard came into effect on 1 March 2008. It covers safety and labelling requirements for children's nightwear and paper patterns for making children's nightwear.


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Be careful when buying online - check your purchases meet mandatory Australian requirements.

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