handmade christmas jammies

I was planning to make two pairs of pajamas. Only one pair got finished. When I showed them to my daughter, she said they were very cool, but she didn’t want to wear them to bed. I was a little crushed. Fast forward to today: they’ve been on for over 24 hours and she doesn’t want to take them off. Success?

handmade christmas jammies

The flannel was thrifted from somewhere—I’m starting to lose track of where I get these things! I was planning to use a Simplicity pattern, but didn’t have enough fabric. Instead, I used a pillow case pajama pants tutorial, and it worked out perfectly.

handmade christmas jammies

The top is just a plain t-shirt from Target. I added a little appliqué to help it coordinate with the pants.

handmade christmas jammies

I’m very happy with how these turned out. I’ll be making the other pair this weekend.

project notes: Making a pattern from measurements tutorial from Brandy over at Minivan Life. Very easy to follow. I highly recommend it!

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8 Responses to christmas pajamas

  1. Lisa says:

    Love, love, love….

  2. Charity says:

    These are so sweet! I did the same thing for my oldest two – thrifted flannel bottoms, and t-shirt w/ applique on top. My younger daughter got a full nightie (which I doubt I’ll ever make again – nuisance!), and my youngest a thrifted union suit with applique to match his big brothers. Fun, fun, fun!

    Thanks for the inspiration – your blog and projects have really helped me see the possibilities out there with repurposing/thrifting etc. :o)

  3. Very cute – love the applique! I like to use old clothes to make patterns too :) Happy Christmas!

  4. carmel says:

    i think the pajama is adorrable!
    i love the light blue you went with-
    you have a great sence of design!!

  5. Meredith says:

    I did the same thing for my 3 girls – but made my own pattern for the pants. I will have to check out the pillowcase tutorial. I even had coordinating t-shirts from target! I planned to add a coordinating applique but then decided my kids really needed the plain solid colored tops so I left well enough alone.

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  7. Danielle says:

    This is absolutely adorable! I am having a Christmas Pajama Rama contest and would love for you to enter these!


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