Nothing gives your kid a peaceful sleep at night than slipping into pajamas and t-shirt combo after a warm bath. They are considered the best wear for relaxing or sleeping comfortably. Making pajama pants for your little one is a fast and easy project. All you need is a suitable fabric and necessary sewing supplies. Learn how to make toddler pajamas in this article.
Suitable Fabric for Pajama Pants
Comfort is the top qualifier if you are choosing the fabric to sew the pajama pants. Usually, soft cotton, Flannel, fleece, poplin, rayon, either plain or printed, are the most common fabric ideal for making pajamas. Any lightweight fabric can be made into a comfortable pair of PJ pants, but nothing can beat cotton because it is breathable and soft, perfect for relaxation.
When you’re making pajamas for toddlers, the printed ones are exciting to make. But nothing is more comfortable than a well-fitted customized pajama that you will make for your kiddos. And as a mom, nothing is more exciting than learning how to make toddler pajamas and seeing a contended and happy smile with what you have made.
Step-by-Step Guide to Make Toddler Pajamas
- Pattern paper
- A pair of pajama pants (for pattern purposes)
- Pajama fabric
- ½-inch wide elastic
- Matching thread
- Safety Pin
1. Make Your Pattern
The first step on how to make toddler pajamas is to make your pattern by folding your kid’s existing pants in half and pulling the crotch out, flattening them out as much as possible. You need to lay them on top of your pattern paper and trace around the pants. Make sure to trace the waist as stretched out as possible. Make some minor fit adjustments such as raising or lowering the pants’ rise or making the legs slimmer or looser, if you need to.
2. Add a Seam Allowance
Set the old pants to the side and trace a second line ½ inch outside the first line. For the waist and hem, try to increase the seam allowance to 2 inches. This time, it’s you need to cut out the pattern.
3. Cut the Fabric
With your fabric folded in half, you need to place the long, straight edge close to the fold and pin. Then, cut the pattern piece out and repeat another time, giving you four pieces.
4. Sew the Side Seams
You have to place one front piece and one back piece; right sides together. Pin along the side seam, which is the long straight edge, then stitch using a ½ inch seam allowance. Repeat step for the second leg, then press the side seams open.
5. Sew the Inside Seams
Flip one of the legs back, right sides together. Then, pin along the inside seam, then stitch from ankle to crotch using a ½ inch seam allowance. Repeat the procedure for the second leg and press the seams open.
6. Stitch the Crotch Seams
With the pants on the wrong side out, put your hand into one leg and grab the hem. Next, pull upward, placing that leg into the other leg. You need to keep pulling the legs into place until the touch of the hem, and the side seams and inside seams match with each other. Lay the pants onto your work surface; finger presses any wrinkles while ensuring the side seams and inside seams stay aligned. As you go along, the crotch seam raw edges should now be on top of each other. Pin along the crotch seam and titch using a ½ inch seam allowance.
7. Make the Flexible Exterior
In doing this, you need to turn the pants inside out and fold down the top edge of the waist ½ inch and press. This time, turn and fold another 1 inch and press again. Use pins to mark an opening of about 3 inches long to insert the elastic, sew the bottom and top edges around the waist, and make sure not to sew the opening closed.
8. Insert the Elastic
Place a piece of elastic around the waist area, leaving about 2 inches extra and cut. Clip a safety pin to one end. Find the 3 inches opening in the waistband and insert the safety pin. Guide the safety pin through the casing or exterior. When the safety pin has been threaded through the entire casing, clip the two ends together. Stitch the opening of the casing closed.
9. Hem the Bottom
Hem to your desired length. You may fold the hem up ½ inch and press. Fold another ½ inch and press again. Topstitch around each hem. And you’re done. Learning how to make toddler pajamas is relatively easy using this guide.
The best toddler pajama is more than just sleepwear; it must fit your child well for comfort and safety. Hopefully, you have learned how to make toddler pajamas. Clothing holds a special place in every parent’s heart, and there’s nothing more special for your child than wearing PJ pants made from pure love and care from a mom’s heart. Know more about baby clothes.