Draft and Sew a Pair of Pajama Pants
All levels | 38 min 44 sec
Draft and Sew a Pair of Pajama Pants
Make yourself the coziest pajama bottoms and learn how to draft a pattern at the same time. The benefit of drafting your own patterns is that you are guaranteed the best fit for your unique body. Sanae Ishida - author, illustrator, and maker of many things - shows you how to begin with a lower body sloper (which you can make in this class) or a pair of close-fitting woven pants, and draft your pattern to your specifications. Then you'll learn how to cut your fabric, seam your pants together, and add an elastic waistband. The sewing skills for these pajama bottoms are beginner-friendly, and you'll enjoy making and wearing this quick and satisfying project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Swedish tracing paper or large pieces of paper
  • Gridded ruler
  • Pencil
  • Chalk or fabric marking tool
  • Front and back lower body slopers or form-fitting pants in woven fabric
  • Approx. 2½ yards woven fabric for pants (light to mid-weight linen, flannel, bottom weight cotton)
  • 3/4-inch elastic to fit your preferred waist plus seam allowance
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Safety pin or bodkin
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Seam ripper
  • Scissors for paper
  • Snips for thread
  • Fabric shears
  • Pattern weights
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Optional: seam roll for pressing
Learn how to:
  • Sew a pair of flannel pajama bottoms
  • Draft a pants pattern from a lower body sloper
  • Finish your seams with a zig zag stitch
  • Create an elasticated waistband
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Class Reviews
63 users recommended this class to a friend
Luana Torres-Garvin
I got lost when she was talking about a sloper but I bought a pattern so I'm going to skip that part. The rest was easy to follow and she is a very good speaker.
February 1, 2023
Elizabeth Donovan
Very clear! Thanks so much!
January 28, 2023
Donna Fletcher
She was calm, informative, and very professional. I particularly enjoyed when she sewed the waistband upside down and shrugged it off saying it was on the inside anyway. We all make mistakes and sometimes it really is easier to accept them as is.
January 5, 2023