Learn how to make pajama pants using a pair you already own as a template.
Whether for yourself or your kiddos, this diy pajama pants tutorial is quick and easy. Emily Steffen shows you how to make pajama pants without a pattern.
Emily demonstrates how to fold and align the original pants on your fabric, plus offers tips for sizing the pants up slightly for growing kiddos. You will learn how much extra fabric to leave around the perimeter of the garment when cutting, in order to include seam allowances, hem allowances and the casing allowance for the elastic at the waistband upper edge.
Emily demonstrates how to allow for more room at the crotch and widen the pant leg, if desired. You will cut two of these pantlegs.
Unfold each pantleg and align the curved edges with right sides together. Stitch each curved seam. Open the pants and align the leg inseams, matching the crotch seam. Stitch each pantleg, beginning at the crotch seam and ending at the lower edge. Emily demonstrates how to double-fold the lower edges to create a wide hem with two lines of topstitching.
Emily shows how to double-fold the waistband casing so it’s large enough that the elastic will slide through easily but not so large that it will twisting while wearing. Topstitch the casing upper edge using a ⅛” to ¼” seam allowance. Topstitch the lower fold, leaving a 2” opening at the back of the pants for inserting the elastic.
Emily gives tips for threading the elastic through the casing and stitching the elastic ends. Topstitch the casing opening to finish.