Hello Timeless Treasures readers, this is Angelina from JoJo and Eloise.
I am so thrilled to be back sharing here with you once again! If you’re new to Timeless Treasures, you can check out my last guest post here.
Today I am going to share how I made these cuffed pajama pants using some of the SWEETEST fabric from Timeless Treasures.
I started by choosing George McCartney’s Cat Portraits for my main fabric and Soho Solid Mustard for my coordinate. You can always mix patterns together or solids together. The possibilities are endless with all the amazing novelties and blenders that Timeless offers!
To make these cuffed pajama pants, I simply used a pair of my daughter’s PJ bottoms that I know fit her comfortably. I turned them inside out and placed them on top of my folded fabric. Using a rotary cutter, I cut around the pants, leaving an additional 1/2″ – 3/4″ for seam allowance. For the cuffed pair I wanted a slightly wider leg, so I cut an extra inch outside the leg of my pattern piece. If you don’t feel comfortable cutting directly around the pants, you can use chalk or a water-soluble pen to mark an outline onto your fabric first, then cut on the line.
I cut 4 pieces total for the Pants: 2 front leg pieces and 2 back leg pieces (see photo above – they should be mirror images).
The length of the cuff strips should be double the width of the pant legs, plus 1″ for seam allowance. For instance, the width of bottom of my pant leg (after front and back were sewn together) is 11″, so my cuff strip was cut 23″ (11″ doubled, with 1″ added to account for 1/2″ seam allowance to sew the ends together). After the short ends are sewn together, it measures 11″ across and 22″ around the circumference, allowing the circle to fit in the 11″ bottom leg. The width of the cuff strip should be 4″ (so in my case, I cut two strips 4″ x 23″).
Sew the short ends of your cuff strip together with a 1/2″ seam allowance, making a circle shape. It should fit comfortably inside your pant leg.
Taking your pajama legs, place your front and back pieces right sides together. Stitch along the sides of each leg, leaving the crotch area open. Do this for both legs.
Turn one pajama leg right side in, and leave one right side out. Slide your pajama leg that is right side out into the pajama leg that is right side in. Align your top and crotch areas, pin in place, and sew along the curve. Be sure to finish your edges with a serger or zig-zag stitch. Turn right side out and press.
Place your circle piece (cuff) inside the bottom of your pajama leg and stitch along the edge.
Pull your sewn cuff out and turn over the top of your pajama leg. Press. Turn the top raw edge of your cuff under. Press, making a clean line. Top stitch.
For added fun, fussy-cut your favorite sections of fabric and use some No-Sew Fusible Web or Heat n Bond to iron them onto a t-shirt. Now you have a full blown pajama set!
How cute is that!?
My daughter is ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with her new pajama set and I hope you will consider giving it a try.
You’re sure to make someone very cozy and happy!