Please have snow and mistletoe and PJs under the tree . . . Handmade PJs are easy to sew and sure to bring on lots of smiles! Make them any style you want using the tutorials and patterns below. They’re quick to make and festively fun to find under the tree!
Tips For Handmade PJs
- PJ Pants are easy for beginners and could be a great Mom/Dad and child project! You make the top and he or she makes the pants!
- Look for elastic designed for pajama waists. It’s soft for sleeping, but sturdy for repeated wear.
- Depending on the climate, choose fleece, flannel, knits or cottons. For your littles, be sure your fabric choices meet government flammability standards.
- When selecting your fabrics, don’t forget matching buttons and Dual Duty Thread. For knit fabrics, be sure to choose Coats Eloflex Stretch Thread.
- Add contrasting cuffs, pockets or collars and use fun, personalized fabrics for PJs that make lasting holiday memories!
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Pajama-Rama Toddler PJs
These adorable collared, button-front, handmade PJs are sure to make your littles smile and giggle. Stitch them from a fun print appropriate to each child and you’ve got a Santa approved gift they’ll love. Shauna of the Shwin & Shwin blog designed her Toddler Pajamas in a size 4T and offers tips for making the free pattern larger or smaller. She includes instructions with excellently shown photographic steps for the PJ top in her post, then links the PJ pants tutorial for you, too. If buttons and buttonholes make you cringe, try cute snaps instead! Click here for the Pajama-Rama Toddler PJs tutorial.
Foxy Pajamas in 8 sizes
Daniela of the On the Cutting Floor blog offers you darling handmade Christmas PJs with a delightful foxy theme! Originally stitched in a fox print fabric, her free pattern includes 8 sizes from 1 – 8 years and a charming hood with cute critter ears. With cuffed legs and sleeves, these PJs can “grow” with the child and might make it through another season. Daniela includes tips for determining how much fabric yardage you’ll need along with terrific instructions for printing, assembling and taping her pattern. You’ll love the color-coded sizing on her pattern and basic instructions that are suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Click here for the Foxy Pajamas tutorial.
DIY Knit Christmas Pajamas
If your littles love knit jammies best, you’ll be thrilled with the handmade Christmas PJs pattern you can buy on the Melly Sews blog. Melissa’s very professional pattern includes a raglan top with cuffed sleeves and legs for extra-cozy comfort. She suggests you choose 4 way stretch fabric and very stretchy ribbed knit for this comfy-close fitting design. For best results on your sewing machine, be sure to purchase matching Eloflex Stretch Thread. It’s perfect for sewing knits without a serger or stitching hems on your machine! Melissa’s post on assembly line sewing is linked in the tutorial. You’ll love that style of sewing if you’re making multiple pairs of pajamas! Click here for the DIY Knit Christmas Pajamas tutorial and pattern purchasing link.
To pop over the Knit Pajamas or any of the handmade PJs above, Melissa’s Sleepy Robe is the perfect finish! Also offered on her Melly Sews blog for a nominal fee, the pattern comes in 4 combination sizes from 18M/2T to 7/8. Choose 1-1/2 to 2 yards of any fabric you love and enjoy sewing this quick and easy “big kid” style Robe. Melissa used a serger to sew her Robe but makes it very clear that a sewing machine will work just fine! She also links her post on seam finishes in the Robe tutorial. Keep the camera handy. Adorable kids in PJs AND robes are a holiday photo-op you won’t want to miss! Click here for the Sleepy Robe tutorial and pattern link.
Perfect PJ Pants
If you’re short on time, PJ Pants and a purchased t-shirt are just what you need for under the tree! Diane and Audrey, the Mother/Daughter team of The Cloth Parcel make holiday pajamas for their family every year. To help you join their tradition, they offer their super-easy, free downloadable pattern on Craftsy. It’s designed for beginners and includes sizes from 6/12 Months – 8 Years. You’ll need basic sewing skills and just ½ to 1 yard of flannel fabric depending on the size you’re making. Quick, cute and cozy – you’ll love these under the tree this year! Click here for the Perfect PJ Pants pattern.
Knit Fabric Family PJ Pants
On the Sweet Red Poppy blog, you’ll find great inspiration for handmade PJs for the whole family! Blogger Kimberly used three different free patterns for herself, her hubby and the kids and links each one in her post. She includes a few tips on modifications she made along with her tricks for sewing with knit fabrics. Don’t forget to buy Coats Eloflex Stretch Thread to avoid the need for a stretch stitch on your sewing machine. It makes knit fabric sewing super-easy! Click here for the Knit Fabric Family PJ Pants post.