As many of you know, I’m not much of a sewer. I’d like to be, but I haven’t quite worked up to it yet. Still, I can handle some of the easier projects. While cruising Joanne’s, I found some cotton fleece fabric on sale that screamed buy me! I found two small cuts of fabric left on the bolt and decided to go for it, hoping I’d have enough for pajama pants. I have a mighty need for loungers.
Turns out, I’ve got just the right amount! I’ve seen some great tutorials, but most of them rely on you having a pair of pants that you already like. Well, mine are a bit large, but I just traced them without adding my 1/2 inch for a seam and hoped. I chose to make elastic waist pajama pants instead of fussing with a drawstring. Here’s the great tutorial I used for my pants!
Just find a pair of sweats or pajama pants you like. Turn them inside out, then slip one pant leg into the other. Carefully trace the shape onto craft paper, then flip them over and light up the ends to trace the other side. This means you’ll only be cutting two pieces of fabric instead of four. I also didn’t realize that the front and back pieces were different until I read the tutorial – who knew?
Seam the legs, then the crotch. Add your elastic in the waist and hem the legs. Easy peasy. And now I’ve got a hot new pair of tiki-head pajamas. It’s all I’ve ever wanted in the world. Plus, I had to get them done in time to wear during the latest episode of The Walking Dead!