Thursday, December 2, 2010

Children's Fleece Pajama Pants

Who doesn't love fleece pajama pants?  These are going to be Christmas gifts for my children, although, I may have to make myself a pair too!  I may try to make them matching shirts, and probably a pillow case too.  I didn't use a pattern, I used a currently fitting pair of jogging pants as a template.  This is what I did:

Trace only one leg of the jogging pants onto your fleece.  Make sure you go all the way to the crotch area, and the top.  You'll have to draw a straight line from the middle of the crotch to the middle of the top waist.  Add 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Cut out 4 pieces.  If your fleece is not the same on both sides, two of your pieces should be mirrored.

Sew the outside of the pant leg together, then the inside of the pants part.  Do not sew from the crotch to the top waist.  Pin the two legs together so that both crotch seams are together, then sew.  Be very careful here! 

Hem both legs.  Here the picture shows everything finished except the waistband.  Fold down the top 1/4 in larger than your elastic.  I used 3/4 in elastic.  Sew around the hem, leaving 2 inches not sewn.  Use a large safety pin to thread your elastic through the waist.  Sew the elastic together, overlapping an inch, using a zig zag stitch.  Close the hole with a straight stitch, and you are finished!


  1. So cute! Where do you find your fabric? I have a rough time finding cute fabric.

  2. This fabric came from JoAnn's. It's anti-pill fleece. JoAnn's has a really good selection of cute fleece and flannel. Sign up for their mailing list and you will receive flyers in the mail with coupons (or look in the Sunday paper). As a bonus, JoAnn's will let you use multiple (I've done 5) coupons in one transaction! I get coupons mailed to me, and I also get them through email, as well as the paper (and sometimes from my mom).


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