Roo's Casa

Pajama Pants Without a Pattern
November 19, 2011, 1:10 am
Filed under: Sewing

My kids picked out some fabric last weekend and we weren’t sure what to do with it.  I thought it might be enough to make pajama pants, but it wasn’t.  The pattern said that we just needed a yard which is what we had, but it didn’t fit.  So here is how we got it to work.


1.  Fold your fabric in towards the center.

2. Lay a pair of pants folded in half on one of the sides and trace around it.  I tried to trace a little bit larger for the seam and also left some room at the top for the waist band.  Once your trace and cut this side, flip it over and trace onto the other half.  (In the picture above, I placed the pants lower to the bottom since these particular pants were for a shorter 4-year-old.  We had plenty of room to hem.)

3.  Open up the legs that you traced and place right sides together.  Sew just from the top and down through the curve, but stop there.

4.  Take your sewn pieces and open them the other way so that they lay like real pants.  Pin from the bottom of the pants all the way around to the other side and sew.  It kind of looks like a big “v”.  You are basically sewing the inner part of the pants.

5.  Fold over the top waist band and pin in place.  Sew the waist leaving a hole to insert elastic.  I had to make our waist band pretty small since we didn’t have enough fabric.  Measure your child’s waist and cut the elastic.  Using a safety pin, pass the elastic through the waist band.  Sew the ends of the elastic together and sew up the hole to finish the waist band.

6.  Fold the bottom fabric of the pants legs up and sew in place according to your child’s height.




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