Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY - Sew an Easter Egg Pajama Bag Tutorial

I don't know about you, but as a child we rarely got away with leaving our beds unmade.  That included folding our pajamas and tucking them neatly beneath our pillows.  

How much more fun would it have been to tuck our nightwear into a pajama bag? 

This Easter, along with the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies, why not tuck a cute little Easter Egg Pajama Bag into that special child's basket? 

I made this one for  my sweet little great-niece. Although she's way too young to appreciate it, her mother will get a kick out of it. 

It's super easy to sew one up so let's get started.

You'll need about 1/2 yard of white flannel, cotton or fleece; assorted colorful ric-rac trim, a zipper, fusible fleece and paper to trace your pattern

Make the pattern
  • On a piece of paper draw one egg shape 22" wide and 14" high for front.  
  • Draw a second egg shape 22" wide and 15"high for back.
Note: This is not drawn to scale
Cut out the pieces
  • From white fabric, cut one front and one back. 
  • From fusible fleece, cut one front and one back. 
  • Cut the back pieces in half as shown:

 Add the fleece
  • Following manufacturer's instructions fuse the fleece to the back side of each fabric piece.
  • Sew-in fleece will work also - I just find the fusible easier. 
  • If you're using fleece for the pajama bag you can eliminate this step.
Add the zipper

  • Press under 1/2" along the long center edge of each back piece.
  • Butt the pressed edges of the back pieces together.
  • Place a piece of tape across the edges to help keep them together. 
  • Place the zipper wrong side down centering it over the pressed under edges.
  • Stitch the zipper in place.  
  • Be sure to unzip the zipper before stitching the front and back pieces together.
Zipper as it looks on inside of pajama bag
Zipper as it looks on the outside of the zipper bag

Add the trim
  • Grab an assortment of colorful trims and ric-rac and lay them on top of the front piece until you find a pattern that pleases you. 
  • Stitch trim in place. 
Finish the pajama bag
  • Pin the front and back right sides together.
  • Make sure the back zipper is unzipped as that's how you'll turn the bag right side out.
  • Stitch around all edges using a 1/2" seam allowance.
  • Turn right side. 
After sewing this Easter Egg pajama bag I realized it looked a lot like a football - so I whipped up a football pajama bag also.  I'm sure I can find a little man that would enjoy the sports-themed pajama bag.

Hope you enjoyed this little sewing tutorial.

Now, back to my regularly scheduled sewing which came to a screeching halt due to the lack of an orange zipper anywhere in my sewing studio.

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  1. Anonymous11:20 PM

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. You come up with such clever things. Humm--maybe this is a candidate for more "1 Yard Wonders". Cute idea.

  3. Anonymous3:12 PM

    Very cute. Great way to use up scraps too!


  4. very cute great instructions

  5. Beautiful! It'sa nice project for this time, thanks for the idea. Genial!



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