6 steps to make a pajamas pants

Making your own baby pajamas can be a fun activity to complete in your free time or with your children. Follow the instruction to know how to make a simple pajamas pants from your own pattern.

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 Here is what you will need:

  • main fabric
  • thread
  • wide elastic
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • pants or leggings to use as a pattern

Step 1:

Fold your toldler’s pants in half lengthwise and place the straight side (the side seams) on the fold of your fabric.

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Step 2:

Cut out your pants.  When cutting follow the shape of your pants EXCEPT:

*Add 3/4 to 1 inch on the bottom for hemming.

*Add about 1/2 inch along the legs and front middle for seam allowance.

*Add 1 and 1/14 inch to 1 and 1/2 inch to the top for your elastic casing.

Note:  You are going to need to cut 2 of the shapes shown above.

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Step 3:

Sew the sides of the fabric together with fine stitching, using your sewing machine or a needle and thread.

  • Make sure the patterned/colored side of the fabric is facing each other.
  • Do not sew the top (where the waist would be) and the bottom (at the foot of the pajamas leg).

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  • Turn pants right side out. Almost done!

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Step 4:

Fold down the waist 1/4 inch and press it (about 1cm). Stitch a horizontal sewing all round the waistband. Leave a little space at the side where you would slot in the elastic later on.

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Step 5:

Cut a piece of ½ inch of elastic that is long enough to fit around the waist

Insert your elastic using a safety pin to help it through the waistband. The elastic should be fit your child’s waist

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Step 6:

Fold up and press, then fold up one more time and press. This one is about 1/2 inch. Sew around on both bottom part of legs.

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Have child try the pants on to see how much to hem at the bottom of each pant leg. And done! So now you have a handmade beautiful pajamas with your own favourite fabric. You can decorate the kid’s pajamas to show your toddler’s personality. Wish you success!

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Thank you for reading!

Anne from Babeeni Team

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