Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tutorial: Shorts Pattern to PJ Pants

My baby niece's birthday just passed and along with her presents I wanted to make her something! Usually I decide what to make based on my fabric stash, when I looked through I saw this adorable poodle flannel fabric hat I bought at JoAnn's a few weeks ago. It was perfect! So I set out to make pajama pants, seeing as though I have never made them before I thought I would have some major difficulty. 

I chose the Kid Shorts Pattern by DanaMadeIt. I researched the length of pants because I was going to have to extend the shorts obviously. I made a 2T so they needed to be 20 inches long. So I measured from the waistband of the pattern down to 20 inches on the fabric, added an inch and pinned the pattern to the fabric. Then I just used the shorts shape and free handed the pant legs. Really it's not too hard. 

Then I sewed them like regular shorts...long shorts. 

And voila! It was a cinch, much easier than I expected it to be!

And of course sewed an adorable button on. 

Happy Pajama Making!

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that I found this! And at a most perfect time! My niece just asked me if I could do this with a shorts pattern to make pajama pants for my great nephew!