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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 & stitch it.


8. Fold inside the waist and stitch it around the waist, leave +/- 2” opening to insert the elastic.
Insert in the elastic and stitch close the opening.

VOILA, your quickie PJ pants is ready..:D


with the peasant top (I made with the tute from HERE)

Another PJ Pants ~~ this one is 3/4 PJ pants

** If you don’t have serge machine just zigzag the fabric to avoid fraying or just cut it crisscross






Something from the past..;)

Nothing serious...it'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)

Anyway...here 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 thread

and 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, I unpicked everything, washed it and then I decided that the same color thread will do for this...and i took me alooooooong time to finish this one too..:D and the result is not so bad, at least I think...;)


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