A lovely pair of comfortable pyjamas In organic stretch jersey with contrast bands
What a fab beginners bedtime project and such to fun make!, with its matching drawstring bag to keep them in. Actually, this pattern is SO much more than just pyjamas! you could make the top as an everyday garment and the bottoms as sweat or jogging pants, so its pretty versatile practical pattern that you will make again and again.
Using stretch jersey is very forgiving, making it a great beginners fabric choice, just pop a ‘stretch’ or ‘ballpoint’ needle on your machine and off you go. And by the way, don’t worry if you don’t own an overlocker, most cotton stretch jersey fabrics don’t tend to fray anyway, so why not just leave your edges raw.
This blogpost gives you an overview of how the Pyjamas are made, to give you an idea about whats involved before you buy.
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Also If you fancy making a Sleep Mask why not download this free pattern and template. Just make sure to print off the template at 100%.
HOW TO MAKE PIPPY PYJAMAS
Sew the front to back at the shoulder edges. . With the right sides together, pin then sew the neckband pieces together at the short side edges. With the wrong sides facing together, fold the band in half aligning the raw edges. Pin then machine tack to hold the edges together. Pin the neckband to the neck edge right side, matching up the side and shoulder seams. Sew all around. Press the seam allowance downwards. Topstitch all around. Sewing the sleeves: With the right sides together, align the long side sleeve edges. Pin. Sew. Press open the seam allowances or overlock the raw edges together and press to one side. With the right sides together, fold the sleeve cuffs in half widthways. Pin. Sew. With the wrong sides facing together fold over the cuff lengthways matching the raw edges. Pin to the Sleeve right side, matching the raw edges. Sew. Finish the raw edges or leave raw. Press the seam allowances towards the sleeve on the reverse side. Repeat for the other sleeve. Topstitch all around on the sleeve side. With the cross seams matching, pin the sleeve head to the armhole, ensuring the sleeve head ‘back’ section is aligned with the back. Press. Now on to the waistband. Sew the waistband piece together at the short side edges in the same way as the neckband. Then fold the band over in half and machine tack the raw edges together to secure. Pin to the lower edge of the top, aligning the raw edges. Sew all around. Press the seam allowance downwards. Topstitch. Now to make the trousers.
Sew the trouser legs together at the front edges. Then the back edges. Then sew together at the inside leg seams. Sew the waistband at the short side edges. Then fold together with the wrong sides together. Pin to the trouser top edge. Sew all around. Insert the elastic through a stitch ripped hole in the centre back inside waistband seam. Feed it through the channel. Sew the elastic together. Sew up the opening. Now to the cuffs. Attach the trouser cuffs to the leg ends. Topstitch. Now on to the Bag.
DRAWSTRING TIES: fold the ties in half and pin. Sew all around the raw edges, leaving an opening at the centre for turning. Turn the ties inside out through the opening. BAG: pin the two pieces together with the right sides facing together. Sew all around the outside edge, leaving the top edge open. Leave a small 1cm opening at each side (for position see the template). Fold over 1cm at the top edge then again 8cm. Press. Sew all around. Now, sew another line of stitching, this time 4cm above the previous one, all around. Sew across the box bottom corners. Feed the ties into the channel through the 1cm opening at one side. Repeat for the other side. Off to bed!
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