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:
- 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.
- 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.
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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