I love to make handmade Christmas pajamas every year, and open them on Christmas Eve. See all the pajamas in the Sew Family Jammies blog tour.
When I was having babies it was too much for me to make pajamas every Christmas, and I would just buy pajamas. Now my kids are a little bit older, and they appreciate when I sew for them. It’s so fun to make their handmade Christmas pajamas every year.
I was excited to join the Sew Family Jammies blog tour since it’s something I was already going to be sewing them. I make pajamas for my family that are opened Christmas Eve. They don’t have a Christmas theme so they can wear them all winter long, and I don’t have the pressure to use red or green fabric.
I started by just making pajamas for my kids, and then expanding it a little bit every year. This year I made three pajama sets for my kids, one set for myself, and a pair of pajama pants for my husband. I ran out of time this year and wasn’t able to make a top for my husband, but my goal next year is to do it all!
I decided to make my daughers matching pajamas since they’ll grow out of that soon. I used a free raglan sewing pattern* for both of the tops and added cuffs to the sleeves. For the bottoms I used the Mini Virginia leggings sewing pattern and added cuffs to the bottom.
I used some beautiful Riley Blake floral jersey knit (similar fabric*) that I bought discounted from a friend who didn’t want it anymore. I love the beautiful mix of colors. I know that my daughters only like pink, so I paired the floral with some pink striped jersey knit that I have had in my stash and have been slowly using for years.
I used some winter inspired French terry fabric for the pants and sleeves. I had some leftover gray French terry fabric from my husband’s pants, and used it as contrast in these boy’s pajamas. My son loves matching his dad even if just a little bit.
For myself I used the Lane Raglan sewing pattern*. I made it a size bigger than my measurements, and I did the sleeve cuffs and the waist cuff. Then I used the Hudson pants sewing pattern for the pants. I’ve used this pattern so many times I could probably sew it in my sleep now.
I used olive wintery sweatshirt fabric for all of the main parts of the pajamas. I paired it with some heather gray interlock fabric that I’ve had in my stash for years, and I keep slowly using.
For my husband I used the Men’s Hudson pants pattern. This is the second time I’ve made this pattern for my husband and he wears the first one all the time. I love making something that I know will get a lot of use!
I used some heathered gray French terry fabric that is strong and comfortable. It’s my favorite French terry to use for heavy use items like pants. I kept the pants all gray and added a black drawstring for a bit of contrast.
Making handmade Christmas pajamas is such a fun project every year that my family looks forward to. It’s a great place to to start sewing clothing even if you are a beginner! Would you like to start? These tutorials can help you:
Here’s all the amazing people on the tour so you can go see the jammies they made!
- December 2 Teri // Fa Sew La
- December 4 Sierra // Seams Like Sierra
- December 6 Emily // Replicate then Deviate
- December 10 Heidi // Handmade Frenzy
- December 11 Sharon // Sweet Mama Life
- December 12 Carrie // Beri Bee Designs
- December 13 Katie // KatieKortman.com
- December 16 Melissa // A HAPPY STITCH
- December 17 Taish // Blooming Skies
- December 18 Leanne // Thready For It
- December 19 Laurie // Make It Sew with The Bear And Pea Atelier
- December 20 Brooke // Idle Sunshine
- December 21 Marissa // Sew Help Me
- December 23 Lara // Handmade by Lara Liz
- December 24 Kelly // Petite Stitchery
- December 25 Jess // Broad In The Seams
- December 26 Victoria // Victoria Beppler
- December 27 Heather // Heather Handmade
- December 28 Sylvia // The Ravel Out
- December 30 Victoria // Victoria Lucille Anne
- December 31 Teronia // Sew Haute Blog
I love making Christmas Pajamas! Look at these over the years:
- Handmade Christmas Pajamas 2013
- Handmade Christmas Pajamas 2014
- Handmade Christmas Pajamas 2015
- Handmade Christmas Pajamas 2017