Creative Colorado living

Extending PJ Tutorial

I love extending my kids' pj's when the footed pajamas get too tight. The above pic is my daughter in her new pj's, after I cut the feet off and added a knit fabric band. Footed pajamas always get too tight in the feet before they outgrow the rest. So here's an EASY tutorial on how to get more time out of them!
1. Supplies: footed pj's, scissors, outgrown tee shirt in coordinating color or knit fabric scrap
2. Cut feet off pj's, as close to bottom as possible.
3. Take tee shirt (or knit fabric) and cut two wide bands.
4. Fold the fabric in half and make the band fit the width of the pajama leg plus 1 inch (on both sides).
5. Sew the ends together with a zigzag stitch. Fold band with raw ends on inside to make a nice neat band (see the raw edges on inside in photo below).
6. Pin right sides together, with raw edge of band matching up with raw edge of pajama leg.
7. Zigzag stitch around edge. I stitched around two times. Make sure to avoid zipper!
8. Repeat for other leg and VOILA, fold down and finished.
Now you have cute pj's that will last just a bit longer!
-ellen
Be First to Post Comment !
Post a Comment

EMOTICON
Klik the button below to show emoticons and the its code
Hide Emoticon
Show Emoticon
:D
 
:)
 
:h
 
:a
 
:e
 
:f
 
:p
 
:v
 
:i
 
:j
 
:k
 
:(
 
:c
 
:n
 
:z
 
:g
 
:q
 
:r
 
:s
:t
 
:o
 
:x
 
:w
 
:m
 
:y
 
:b
 
:1
 
:2
 
:3
 
:4
 
:5
:6
 
:7
 
:8
 
:9

Post Signature

Post Signature