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Quickie PJ Pants Tutorial ~~for toddlers

PJ Pants is the easiest to make…it takes hardly 1,5 hours from drafting the pattern to stitching.
I just would like to share how I usually make PJ Pants for my toddlers.

So, here we go:
You need:
1. Marker pen
2. Tailor chalk (If I don’t have one, my son’s crayons make a good substitute..;)
3. News paper
4. Pins
5. 5/8” width elastic
6. Scissors

Now we can start:
1. take out your toddler’s PJ Pants which fit him/her and fold it

2. Trace the PJ pants on to the paper and cut it off --> like this

3. Fold the fabric into half & Put the pattern on the fabric with the straight side on the fold -à add 1” seam allowances** For the waist side add 2” seam allowances**

4. Put right side of fabric together, pin the upper part and stitch along the side up to the crotch part
Stitch along the blue line (I hope it's visible enough..;) 5. Open and match the stitching, Open the seam

6. Stitch all along the leg inner seam.
7. Hem/stitch the leg bottom. I dont have serge machine so I double fold & stitc…

Something from the past..;)

Nothing's just when I first came here with nothing much to do and no sewing machine ;) I tried my hands on glass painting (or it's stain glass??). It seems so easy then but it really took a lot of concentration and patience...these two were my only PILOT PROJECTS (hah!!)..and no more glass painting afterwands..well, I prefer sewing anyday...
The design I took from embroidery book..;)

This one still hanging proudly in my room :P, the design I took from some Greeting Card

**My Embroidery**

I learnt embroidery from my sister-in-law. She's got such a good hand and her emboidery is very fine. Mine is still far from that but I'm working on it (whenever I feel like doing :D) are few of the emboidery I've made last year: I made plain white top then I embroidered the front collar part. I took the design from Ondori Embroidery book. It's very simple satin stitch with cotton embroidery threadand here's the closer look at the emboidery

This one was plain top gifted to me by my sister-in-law. So, why not do some embroidery on it I thought. I draft the simple design my self and I didn't want something too bright. So, here it is now...just a little embroidery can brighten up a simple top, rite?? and here's the close up view...;)This one was a challenge, the color is such that I didn't find any suitable colors that will look good on it. I tried to embroider few flowers with different design in the beginning but it was looking so horrible. So,…

Yes...I was quite busy...

I was busy better-ing my self making all these small dresses....I had lots of fun making them..:). I got few pattern from Etsy and now few projects are on the way...I just wish I had more time..:D