My Pj Obsession

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I’m sharing this today as my signature look for project run and play because really… pjs are my signature!
Today I’m sharing an obsession of mine… making pjs! I just love making pajamas for my little ones. I love how you can use crazy prints, old t-shirts, scraps, and wild appliques! My boys love seeing what I’ve come up with for them and I love trying out new things. I feel that with “real” clothes (ones that go outside) I have to be more careful, conservative and more polished. Sewing pajamas is fun and stress free.. AND when I use fabric I already have on hand… its a money saver!
It all started with this tutorial… Its hard to find good cotton stretch here in Hong Kong… So I use old t-shirts.  I still save every t-shirt my husband throws away… 
Then the next summer I got a little more creative and tried out drawstring pants and freezer paper stenciling on the pjs.


I created these cute pjs for my stint on So You Think You’re Crafty. The twist was that the baby pants could be footies or footless with a simple fold… great for toddlers who like to run around. I also tried out making my own striped fabric with this project.
Last fall I experimented with a mens long sleeve shirt to turn it into a pair of long pants style winter Pjs. I call it my one hour Pjs, because you can make pants AND a shirt in less than an hour with this tutorial.


And for my latest project… another matchy matchy set of boys Pjs. I had adorable dinosaur fabric and and old blue t-shirt and heres what I came up with.


I’ll be using this latest project to share a tutorial on resizing patterns ( a little larger or smaller) today… So come on over and check it out!


Looking forward to seeing you around the blog…. don’t be a stranger!
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Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} , one equally crazy daughter and one amazing husband. She loves to sew, but also dabbles in crafting and recipes. Her faith, friends and family keep her going and motivated. Come along for the ride!

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  1. YAY for PJ’s!!!! YOu have been busy!!! LOVe all of them….

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