Pajamas are something I still take seriously to this day. I love pajamas sets, and I’m not sure if that makes me an old soul or kid. My mom always bought me matching pajama sets growing up, and she still does sometimes as gifts. So, my love for pajamas is unreal. The fact that I can sew my own pajama shorts after watching Melly Sews YouTube tutorial is phenomenal. Plus, you can be creative and have a fun pattern of the fabric to use. This would be a fun project to start on with your girlfriends and have matching pajama shorts. Also, this would be great to sew if you’re having a bachelorette party, and need to make your own fashionable/identical shorts for the group. For the free pattern, go to Melly Sews blog.
- 1 yard of fabric – this is perfect for quilting cotton
- About 1 yard of 1″ wide elastic – you’ll need enough to go around where you want the shorts to sit, which will probably be around 1″ below your belly button
- pinking shears
- sewing machine
First, cut out 2 front and 2 back pieces of the shorts, making sure to cut with the fabric folded so that they are mirror images. Lay the two back pieces and the two front pieces right sides together, then sew along the crotch seams. Once the seam is finished, pink the edges with the pinking shears to finish the seams.
Overall, these are cute shorts to lounge around in whether it’s in the morning, night, or all day. These look super comfy and I love how they’re like a version of women’s boxers. Also, this is a beginner-friendly sewing project. I love how Melly Sews provides written instructions on her blog and talks in the video step-by-step.