I am just a pajama kinda girl. I am not going to lie, one of my favorite perks of being a work at home mom is that I can call pajamas my uniform. That means my kids often follow suit and we have frequent pajama days where we work, clean house, and yes, nap in them. So what I am saying is we go through a lot of pajamas, so we have a lot of pajamas and our preference is soft flannel bottoms with a loose tee on top. I love making pajama pants myself because it is so easy and we can choose a wider variety of patterns from the fabric store, and it is generally costs much less. I simply trace another pair of pajama or cotton pants that fit well already to create my”pattern” and sew it together. I am planning on making the whole family a matching bottoms for Christmas.
No Pattern Pajama Pants Tutorial
- Old, good fitting pair of pajama bottoms.
- 1″ elastic
- Sewing machine/thread
First find a pair of great fitting pajama pants, fold them in half smoothing them out so they lay as flat and evenly matched as possible, lay them on top of double layer of fabric and trace. Give an extra 1/2″ down each side, 1″ at the bottom, and 2″ above the waist for seams. Flip them over and do the same thing on another piece of fabric.
Cut out your pieces. You should have 4 matching sides. Match 2 together right side to right side.
On each pair pin from the top of waist band all the way around curve to the crotch.
Sew each pair (separately) along the curve with a 1/4″ seam.
Open pants, fold up each bottom hem 1/2″ and sew across one leg bottom at a time. Then place your two opened pieces together right side to right side and pin all the way around. Sew a 1/4″ seam beginning at the bottom of one leg, go up and around to the other side, and all the way down. Sew up each side.
Measure waistband of original pajama pants and add 1″, cut new elastic. Sew ends together overlapping 1/2″ .Place at top of pants and fold fabric over 1 1/2″ to create a waist band. Sew beneath elastic to close up waist.
Trim all loose threads, press seams open , and turn pants inside right. Once you realize how easy and quick you can make pajama bottoms you will be hooked!