Classic Footed PJs Sew Along Day 2

It’s time for Day 2 of the Sew Along! 
Yesterday we got our fabric all cut out and ready to sew? Need to catch up?
Day 1: Choosing a Size, Choosing  Materials, Cutting
Get the pattern here
Today we’re going to start on our feet and do the zipper. Tomorrow we’ll pick up at step 14. 
And I think today is a good day to talk prizes! 
Once you get your PJs finished up upload them to the Facebook album for your chance to win a $15 gift card to Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop!
On Saturday I’ll draw 3 winners at random and feature a few favs as well here on the blog. Can’t wait to see what you make 🙂
Now back to the sewing…
First up you’ll need to decide if you want to add the elastic at the back of the leg. You will find this in most store-bought pjs and it really helps keep those little feet in the feet of the pjs 🙂 If you’d like to include it just zig-zag it on to the wrong side of both back pieces. See step 2 for more details
You should’ve already decided on a zipper option yesterday when you cut your fabric. If you are doing the 1/2 zipper (pjs with the white zipper in this photo) go ahead and skip right ahead to step 11. Add that zipper and you’re all done until tomorrow! 
If you’re doing the full zipper you’ll need to decide if you want to include the zipper shield. If you are sewing for a baby or a child with sensitive skin I highly recommend it. If you are sewing for a toddler or child who does not have sensitive skin I would skip it. Almost all store-bought pjs in these sizes do not have a zipper shield and my own kids have never had a problem with it. Just saves you a little time if you don’t really need it 🙂
Sew up your pjs through step 8 and then we get to the slightly tricky part. In step 9 it’s time to attach the other half of the zipper to the other side of your pjs. Your pjs are going to look pretty odd during this step so don’t panic 🙂 Just ready your instructions through and pin carefully making sure everything will line up once it’s zipped. If you are certain you have it right just baste it in place, then check it, and then sew right over your basting stitches.
Here’s what it will look like as you’re sewing. The side with the zipper shield is what you already sewed in step 8 and you can see how the rest of the pjs are moved out of the way

When you’re finished the zipper will go right down the front, around the crotch and down the leg:
Now sew up the rest of the leg inseam (step 10) and join us tomorrow to finish these up!

5 Responses

  1. Hi! I’m using the footed PJs pattern and I am having a hard time with the crotch piece! When I put RST and sew, my stitch is visible on the outside of the PJs! What am I missing? Thanks!

  2. Hello, I like your patterns and have made summer pj’s I am attempting to make the footies, where can I find a 38-40 inch zippers? this size is unusual I have searched every where. Thank you. Marney

    1. In step 11 it’s just your zipper facing and it’s face down on the right side of the pjs

      In step 12 your pjs are right side facing up and the facing is now on the inside. Center the zipper in the opening with the zipper face up as well and topstitch in place

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