Today on the blog we have a guest tutorial by the winner of our WWYM Suffolk Garden shout it – Laura from crafty Spanish shop Lulú Ferris. Laura made these beautiful Suffolk Garden Pyjamas and she’s sharing the tutorial so you can make a pair too!
To make these pyjama pants you will need:
– Around 1.5m of the Dandelions fabric
– A stripe of coordinating fabric like the Daisy Spot
– 3 cm width of elastic band
– And a pair of pyjama pants that fit you already! :)
1. First of all, copy the pattern of your pyjamas on the paper. You have to lay down the pyjamas and trace a line around it. Remember to do both sides: front and back. Don´t trace the waist as we are doing it with a different fabric. Once you’ve done it you have to give 1 cm seam allowance and you can start cutting it.
2. Then, fold the fabric and copy both patterns onto it. Remember to check the direction of your fabric pattern and follow it when drawing. You can then cut the fabric.
Step Three – A
3. Once the fabric is cut, place one front and one back leg right sides together. Pin them and sew along the outside edge. Use a serger to finish it, or a zigzag stitch if you don’t have one. Do the same for the other leg. Sew just the outside part, not the curve.
Step Three – B
4. When both legs are done, turn one inside out and slip it inside the other so the “v” lines up together. Pin it and sew along. Use a serger to finish it, or a zigzag stitch if you don’t have one.
We’re getting there, they already look like pants!
Step Four – A
Step Four – B
Step Four – C
5. Now comes the waist! Let’s take the pants and measure the lenght of the waist. Give 1 extra cm to each side so when you sew it together you don’t lose any centimeter. The width of the band is up to you. We’ve done 12 cm + 2cm allowance (1 cm each side). Fold the band in half and iron it, get the band inside the waist of the pants, and pin it all around matching seams together (if there’s more than one). Sew all around the waist leaving a 4cm gap at the back or front so when it’s sewn we can get the elastic band in.
Step Five – A
Step Five – B
Step Five – C
Step Five – D
6. Let’s get the elastic band inside the waist. Cut the elastic at the total length of your waist, use a safety pin to help you slide it in. Try the pants and adjust the elastic to your wish. Bear in mind that you will loose a centimeter or two when sewing it, it would usually be a quarter of the total. Sew the elastic, one side top of the other.
7. Close the waist sewing the opening, and then use the serger or zig zag stitch to finish the inside.
We’re almost there! Just the turn-ups are missing! Iron them at the length you need, probably the 1cm we added will be okay and sew them.
You are finished!
What about matching a nice t-shirt with just adding cuffs on the sleeves? You can do it like the waist with or without elastic!
About Lulú Ferris:
Hi! I’m Laura from Lulú Ferris – a crafty shop that I opened almost 3 years ago in a town near Barcelona. I’m so happy I did as I really enjoy my job.
In Lulú we sell fabrics, yarns and basic crafty supplies. We also teach people how to sew, knit, as well as how to make patterns and other crafts. Each workshop has a specialist teacher (I wish I knew how to do everything!)
We also do custom orders, mostly for babies. Speaking of which I have two! Yep two little boys that I adore!
We never stop in here, ah! I almost forgot, we do have a Youtube Channel where we teach little and easy sewing tutorials, in Spanish :)
I hope you enjoy our tutorial and look forward to seeing your own Dashwood PJs!
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