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!
Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.