Saturday, November 12, 2011

My first tutorial! Pajama pants... the EASY way!!

So, I've been making these pants for the kids a while now. They LOVE them! AND, if you do it right you can get all the fabric you need on black Friday, regular sale coupons, deals, discounts, etc... these really won't cost you much to make!!
My kids tend to wear them til they just can't anymore! They hold up SOOO well, and they're so comfy!!

I make these when it starts to get chilly outside, and I make them with flannel fabric.
I'm sure you could use anything really. My kids just prefer flannel... and really, who doesn't?

I've seen other tutorials where you have to cut out two seperate pieces of fabric for each leg, etc.
NO. Not this.
you'll only cut the fabric ONCE, and you'll have all the pieces you'll need for them!
It's really simple, folks.
trust me.

I am a completely novice sewer... (sewer? eww. seam-maker?) you know what I mean.
I will not tackle anything complicated when it comes to sewing. I have 4 kids, a dog, husband, big house, laundry, etc. I dont have time for complicated, and I would not even THINK of showing you if it were!!

OK... on to the project.
I can make these in about 20 minutes. HONESTLY!

These I'm showing you were for my twin boys, in a size 7-8'ish. I used about 2 yards of fabric. Bigger kids will need more, smaller kids less...obviously.
Although, if it helps you, I also made some for my 9yo daughter last night, and I used 2 yards for hers as well.
My oldest son is almost 11, and I used 2 1/2 yards of fabric for his.

that's based solely on what YOU want to use, and the size of the waists. I use 3/4" elastic. Thick, but not too thick & holds up the pants on my 'next to no waists' kids. 

Here's what you'll need...

Flannel in your choice of pattern, the (inside out) jeans you'll be using as a 'pattern', and a very sharp scissors.


  1. great great great. This is going to be posted as a DIT. You are soooooo talented.

  2. Hi!

    Very good - I have posted a (fully-credited) link to this on my blog, hope you don't mind! It goes live first thing tomorrow.

    S x

  3. hi!
    I am wanting to make these PJ's again, but the pictures are instructions are not it a problem my end? :) thanks!!


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