In my last post, I mentioned that it’s the Kids Clothes Week Challenge in blogland. I think that the easiest thing to make for kids is PJ Pants. They’re especially easy if you make them the way I show in this tutorial. You seriously just cut the fabric one time, cutting through two pieces at once. And then you have just two pieces that almost magically – and very quickly – can be sewn into super comfy PJ pants. I wish I’d timed myself. I’m guessing these took about 30 minutes.
Sewing PJs is fun. No one is going to see them (unless you decide to post a very boring pair on your blog like I’m doing right now), so you can sew quickly and less accurately. They’re a great way to use up scraps. Receiving blankets and old crib sheets are two excellent sources of flannel. The pair in this tutorial is made from a bit piece of fleece that I never used for a blanket.
Ready to learn how to make your own? This tutorial is very image-heavy. But I think that seeing this project is the easiest way to learn.
STOP! Before you proceed to the next step, now’s the time to add fun decorations to these pants. For this tutorial, I made a very boring pair. But it’s really fun to add pockets in contrasting colors, handy for holding tissues during cold season. Or you could applique on cute shapes. Whatever you want to add, do it before you sew the legs closed in the next step. UPDATE: I added pockets and patches to a couple of pairs I made the next day and posted photos here.