Carebear Jammies…for the Whole Family!

by ilene on February 3, 2011 · 7 comments

in jeff, sewing

Here in New England, we are enjoying/enduring one of the coldest, snowiest winters in my seven years here.  Most nights, this solar-powered California girl just wants to lounge in comfy pajama pants and read a good chick-lit book with a cup of steaming tea.  Too bad my favorite pair of flannel pajama pants were so threadbare, they tore in the washing machine.  And after gaining a few pounds since we got married 4 months ago, Jeff is about to burst out of his pajama pants, too.  He doesn’t even need to tie the drawstring to hold them up anymore!  So new matching PJs were in order for us!  I’ve been intimidated by sewing apparel, but pajama pants are an easy, quick project that doesn’t require reading patterns, precise cutting, or finished seams.  I used this pajama pant tutorial and was able to whip out a pair in about half an hour. This is a pretty basic elastic waist pant but you can embellish it by adding a drawstring, cuffs or pockets.

I’ve had this fun carebear flannel in my fabric stash for years just waiting for a special project like this!

Jeff was a good sport to wear these, he actually likes them!!  I’ve seen him change into them immediately after come home from school, all on his own accord.

And when I said jammies for the whole family, I really meant the WHOLE family:

I used 2 yards of flannel (found in the Joann’s discount pile for $2.99/yard) for the two pairs of pants, used the leftover scraps to make pants for Huggy and Tuggy and used elastic that I already had. Cost of this project?  $6!

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1 geekstitching September 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

Absolutely adorable! How did I not find this post sooner? I absolutely adore those pajama pants! They look so comfy and I love that your husband has a matching pair!

xoxo Kim

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