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How to Sew a Pajama Set (Slumber Party PJs Pattern & Video Tutorial)

Continuing our theme of oh-so-cozy sewing projects (be sure to check out our sleep mask tutorial and throw blanket tutorial), this week’s Sew Together Tuesday video tutorial gets a bit more ambitious and is a whole lotta’ fun. Here our National Educator Teresa Coates shares her tips for sewing a super-comfy pair of pajamas — perfect for lazy days around the house as we all stay at home and self-quarantine. 

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The pattern featured in the video is Indygo Junction’s Slumber Party PJs Pattern, and it includes instructions for a sleep top in two lengths, sleep shorts and cropped sleep bottoms. Teresa added her own twist on it by sewing with our very own Embrace® double gauze fabrics, and we couldn’t be more excited with how these “summertime pajamas” turned out.

This week’s video is especially great as we’ve partnered with our generous partners Dritz and Indygo Junction to give away a prize pack that includes the Slumber Party PJs Pattern as well as other Dritz supplies. Click here to learn more and enter to win! 

What you’ll need to sew a pajama set

Here are the fabrics, notions and supplies Teresa recommends (and used in her video) for sewing a pair of pajamas. Please note these are just suggestions and can be swapped out for whatever you have at home or whatever your local shop or online retailer has in stock:

Pattern: 

  • IJ1166 Slumber Party PJs Pattern

Fabrics: 

  • Your choice of two coordinating Embrace® double gauze prints and/or solids

Notions:

  • Coordinating polyester or poly/cotton thread (Mettler recommended)
  • 70/10 Universal needle
  • Micro-serrated scissors (Kai 7280 SE recommended) 
  • 45mm rotary cutter, optional (Olfa recommended)
  • Pattern weights, optional
  • 1 yard non-roll elastic 1 ½” or 2” (Dritz recommended)
  • Fusible knit or woven interfacing (Pellon recommended)
  • Long, sharp pins (Clover recommended)

How to sew a pajama set

Please join us for Sew Together Tuesday on Tuesday May 5, Wednesday May 6 and Thursday May 7 at 10 am PDT on the Shannon Fabrics Facebook page. Teresa’s live videos will be posted here and on our YouTube page roughly two hours after each day concludes.

How to sew a pajama set (Part 1)

 

How to sew a pajama set (Part 2)

 

How to sew a pajama set (Part 3)

 

If you have any questions about Embrace® double gauze fabrics, feel free to contact our friendly, no-pressure customer service team at 866-624-5252. 

Ready to start sewing? Use our store locator to find a selection of Embrace® double gauze online or near you.

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Written by Michael Nystrom
Michael Nystrom is the Inbound Digital Content Manager at Shannon Fabrics. He is a two-time IRONMAN triathlon finisher, USC Trojan and self-proclaimed breakfast burrito connoisseur. When not swimming, cycling or running (or writing about all things fabric), he’s out catching some waves or chasing his dog, Dingo.
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