Sewing Away

Archive for January 2016

My son is 2 years old now, he does not really appreciate PJs with feet anymore. We do not buy those any more but still have one left and just got another one as a gift. Totally simple, easy project but I thought it might help some beginners out there.

So here we have the PJs with the feet.

  
  
This type has a little elastic at the heel, so you should cut off the foot above that.

  
  
I used specific cuff fabric, it is really strechy, so I used about 60-70% of the length of the pants’ end. General rule of thumb is to use 80%, but it looked too much in this case.

  
Fold the cuff in half wrong sides together and sew them together. I used my serger, but you can use a zigzag or a strechy stich if you do not have a serger.

  
  
Fold it in half this time length wise, again wrong sides together. 

 
Now you have right sides out (visible). Put this ring around the leg, that they both have raw edges up.

  
I clipped them together only at 2 places, the place where the cuff has the seam to the inner seam of the leg. (I prefer it in, because it is less visible that way.) Check out where the half of the length of the cuff is and that point goes to the other seam. It look like a lettuce inside, but it is okay until every bit of the leg is in. 

Now, take of the ditachble piece of your sewing surface (do not know the professional name) to make it easier to sew this little thing. 

  
Do it slowly. Always make sure there is no wrinkle in the fabric of the leg and pull only the cuff as much as needed.

  
I had another little tricky thing; one leg is  closing with snaps, there you have to keep the fabrics at the right (closed) position. If you feel unsure about this, you can stitch the leg closed first.

And here you go:

  
  
Have a lovely weekend!