2 years ago (which is crazy to believe it was THAT long ago but whatever) I shared a Pajama Rama. It was Christmas time and around these parts it means one thing for sure, pajama time. I make my kids a slew of pajamas every year. In several styles. So 2 years ago it was THESE (with free pattern) Last year I made them using this pattern that finally made it to the shop. And while I will very likely make a little of everything this year, I also made up a bunch of knit pajamas and scanned in the pattern for this year’s pajama-rama. Now the knit top does flair out, which can be kind of girly but you can still make these for a boy just slim the sides of the pattern out. (all the knits pictured above are not to scale but may be found at girl charlee)
The girls were pretty thrilled to get matching pajamas. They have several pairs of matching pajamas since it’s the only time I let them match. (mean mom I guess) I found this amazing knit at a local shop (harmony provo) sadly no luck hunting it down online, the store owner picked it up at a trade show in L.A. I saw it, instantly it reminded me of the Beatles and I knew I must have it all.
It’s amazing, and made the perfect cozy knit pajamas. Which are so so easy to make.
The pattern includes both sizes I made for the girls (6 and 12-18m)
Find the Free Pajama Pattern here:
You will need:
About 1 yard of knit for a top and bottom.
Knit needs at least 40% stretch. If your knit has less stretch you may want to be sure that the cuffs, and neck binding are made with a rib knit that has good stretch and recovery.
To test the stretch% Cut a 10″ strip. Stretch the strip, if it stretches to 14″ then it’s 40% stretch, 15″ has 50% stretch, 13″ 30% and so on.
So let’s start sewing. The pants first.
Fold on leg in half right sides together. Sew from the crotch down the leg. Repeat with other leg.
With one leg right side out and one leg inside out place the one that is right side out into the inside out leg so that the legs are right sides together. Then sew the two legs together along the U shape along the top.
Now you should have a basic legging shape. (easy enough)
The cuffs and the waistband are sewn the same way, So I am just showing the cuffs. Fold them in half width wise, so the right sides are together. Then sew along the raw edge.
Fold the cuff in half so the seam is towards the inside.
Then place the cuff right sides together at the end of the leg. Match up the seam in the cuff and the seam in the leg. Then sew the cuff to the leg.
Repeat these steps for the other leg, and the same for the waistband. Then the pants are done.
For the top. Place the front and back right sides together at the shoulders.
Press the shoulder seam open flat. Then with right sides together sew the sleeve into the sleeve opening on the top. Repeat with the other side as well.
With the front and back right sides together match up the sleeves and front and back. Sew from the sleeve edge to the armpit and then turn and sew down the side. (repeat with other side)
Now sew the neckband, by folding it in half and sew along the raw edge.
Then much like the cuffs fold the neckband in half so the seam is towards the inside.
With right sides together sew the neckband to the neckline of the top. Stretch to fit.
Then you have a neckband. You can top stitch the seam down towards the inside if you like to.
Lastly sew the sleeve cuffs the same way as the leg cuffs, hem the bottom of the top (or not) and that’s all there is to it.
Super simple knit pajamas done and adorable.
The girls are set for the holidays.