Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Christmas Pajamas

One of our Christmas traditions is opening up pajamas on Christmas Eve every year. This year I wanted to have matching pajamas. I really didn't want to make them because I've was afraid of making the pajama pants. So I looked to see if I could find some. I did, but there were going to be at least $9 each. Times that by 6 and it would cost $54 just for pajamas. Not worth it to me. So I decided to tackle my fear of sewing pants and made some. I'm so glad that I did too because I really like how they turned out!

Here are all 6 of them!! I can't wait to see all of us wearing them for Christmas, I'm so excited! :)

This is how I made them:
I went out shopping on Black Friday and scored these, fleeces blankets for $3 (I used three) and undershirts for $4. I ended up spending $17 for all 6 pajamas (I had all of the other supplies) plus I have a bunch of white shirts left over. Much better than $54

1) I took a pair of my pajama pants and folding them. Then I folded the fleece and cut out the shape of the pants. I cut the fleece 1 inch larger than the pants and 3 inches at the top (for the elastic).

Here is what I looks like opened up. I did this twice.

2) I put the two pieces together, fronts facing each other and then sewed just the crotch.

Here is a picture of the crotch sewn up but not the pant legs.

3) I then sewed the pant legs together.

4) I folded the top down and added the elastic. I sewed the flap down.

5) I then sewed the elastic together.

That may have seemed confusing, but they are super easy to make!!

Now for the shirts.
6) I took my trusty CAMEO and cut out some heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. I used colors brown, green, red and pale blue.

For the trees and snowflakes, I used both the shape and the outline of it.

7) I placed all of the shapes onto the shirt.

8) Because the snowflakes and trees didn't have plastic, I used the multi use paper to iron it on.

And now I have matching and personalized pajamas!


Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

I love your Christmas pajamas! Very nice tutorial! Thanks!

Snowmanlover said...

Great idea!! I found your link after mine on Sugar Bees. Darling project. Thanks for sharing!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

How fun! I've finished pj's for my girls, but still have to make some for my son.

Natural Beauties jewelry and crafts said...

I love this!!!!!! I always do pj's I would love to make them this year!

Connie said...

How cute!!!!

Shiloh said...

Those look super comfy! What a fun idea for your family!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

I like that you made sleep shirts too! This year I sewed fleece PJ pants for all of my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I slipped in making a new pair for myself too.

sassyaggie said...

Great job!! Would love to do these for my family as our "Disney" surprise but I am running out of time!! Must put on my "to do" list - I think i can, I think I can!!

Danielle said...

I love how these turned out! So fantastic! Today is the last day to enter into the pajama-rama contest. You should totally enter these:>

Jen said...

Looks so comfy and cozy! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

Thanks for linking these to Fabulous Friday! They are super cute.

Deidre said...

GIRL YOur ROCKIN those P-JAMS!!!! SEW EASY:) I too love my jammies so 4-sure I will be makin a bunch,thanks,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

those are adorable!

Amanda said...

My kids have tons of blankets that they never will get rid of but I bet they would let me make some pants out of them for bed. Then I wouldnt have a million blankets around the house!