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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stash Busting: Pajama and Play Pants

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

Time for a little fun sewing. Mixed in with some stash busting.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

While on our last camping trip I realized, as I was taking pictures, that River was roaming around the campground in his pajamas. I have no problem with that, at all, but thought he might appreciate some comfy flannel sleep "pants" rather than knit "legging looking" bottoms to do his exploring in.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

I have quite a bit of flannel hanging out on my shelves. It's not a fabric I use for ties so it tends to just sit there. Time to dig on in and make a dent in it.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

I did consider making pants for some of the other kids, but River is the only one little enough to wear a pair of pants squeezed out of just one yard of fabric, which is what I had of these.

I do have some fun girlier flannel in 2 yard pieces that I make make into pants for Mia.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

I didn't use a pattern for these pants Instead I simply traced a pair of pajama pants he already owned, adding an inch or so to the top, bottom, and sides, to allow room for the seams and room for him to grow.

I opted to not put pockets in these pants. In hindsight I think pockets would have been a good idea - this boy, like every boy, always has a pocket full of treasure.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

I added a coordinating fabric to the hem of one pair of pants, just to add a little character and fun to them.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

To put the pants together I sewed the front and back crotch seams, then the inside leg seam (one long continuous seam), the pant hems, and finished with the waistband.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

I don't have a serger (I wish!) so I sewed the pants with french seams.

Total sewing time for the two pairs of pants: About an hour.

Because I'm Me stash-busting sew your own boys flannel pajama and play pants

These pants will be great for camping, perfect for evening s'more sessions, late night trips to the potty, and morning exploration adventures.

2 comments:

  1. Jody,

    I love your colors and all of your fabrics. I thought I would be doing an appreciated deed by offering to make my children some flannel pajama bottoms and to my surprise, nobody seemed excited. I lost my enthusiasm for the project. After seeing what you made for your children, I think that I am just going to make them and present them to my children, who I believe will be more impressed with the finished product.

    I can't believe that you don't have a serger, but it makes sense considering the type of projects you mostly complete. I used to do French seams too before I got my serger. I love how finished and neat my seams looked as opposed to the serger look.

    I am glad that you joined Sewing to Summer and look forward to seeing what you complete for next month.

    By the way, I love seeing your blue dotted tie whenever it is featured as a link when I'm in my Yahoo e-mail. You choose great fabric pieces and colors for your projects.

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  2. I wish I had the patience for pants. I always seem to mess them up. These look great!

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