Sewing Boys Winter Pajamas? Yes I Can!

Bob PJs cover

FINALLY I can show you Project 2 for Kids Clothes Week!  I actually finished these Boys Winter PJs on Tuesday night but a certain defiant 3.5 year old I know flatly refused to try them on, let alone be photographed!!  I managed to bribe him this morning with a jump on my bed!

bob pjs jump

I’ve also been busy, busy sewing up the Small Fry Skinny Jeans which, as expected, are taking a bit of time.

Anyhow, here they are!  This is the first collared button through “shirt” I’ve made which is why I wanted to give it a go on PJs first.  It was surprisingly easy and I feel much more confident to give a real shirt a go now!

bob pjs hooray

I used the Blank Slate pattern Lazy Day PJs which uses cuffs for the pants and sleeves.  Obviously you could go for a contrast fabric if you wanted but I didn’t have anything that matched so instead I decided to add some piping.  Well, not really piping coz I didn’t have any piping cord… so it’s really just a trim but I really like the way it turned out.  

BTB Pjs sleeve

All I did was cut a one inch strip of fabric, fold it in half and press and then match the raw edges of the trim with the raw edges of the fabric pieces.   I basted it on and then sewed the cuff to the leg/sleeve rights sides together as normal.  Easy!  

bob pjs trim

One other little trick was that I added a little tag to the back of the PJ pants so my Big Boy can easily tell which is the front and which is the back.  I haven’t done this before and we often end up with shorts on back to front!  It was a last minute thought so a bit of a dodgy effort (although I did get to finally use one of the decorative stitches on my machine!).  Perhaps I’ll look at either getting some made or printing my own sometime – if you want to do the same, check out the tute pinned in my Sewing tips & tricks board.

Bob Pjs label

Not much more to add except that I really recommend giving PJs a go!  They were really a LOT easier than I thought they would be and should keep my little builder happy and cosy this winter.

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Happy sewing!


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