Our Perfect PJ Pants Kids Pattern is one of our most popular free patterns. Since we typically sew these around this time of year, we thought it would be fun to do a little photo tutorial to help you sew along with our pattern. This will be especially helpful for those of you who are just getting into sewing. Note that most of the specifics are contained within the free pattern and may not be repeated here.
Although the fit on these pants is very forgiving, it’s best to pre-wash your fabric to avoid any surprises. Also, notice that we are using 1″ elastic, instead of 3/4″ that it says in the pattern. This is okay for this pattern, but make sure to adjust for it later on when sewing the waistband casing.
Next, choose a size. Each different size has a different colored line, and all patterns use the left and top black lines. Cut the pattern out along the lines of the desired size. When we are making more than one size, we start with the biggest and work down to the smallest. That way, we only have to print and assemble the pattern once.
Fold the fabric and place the pattern piece on top. Before cutting, make sure that your fabric is wide enough to fit two pieces. Some of the new fabric we have gotten hasn’t been wide enough, so if that’s the case for you, you will have to fold the other direction. Just make sure to do some planning before making any cuts.