Boy Pajamas (5 – 12 years old)
Download: Boy Pajamas Sewing Pattern
1. Cotton or linen-mix fabric, 42″ width x 130″ (5-7 yo), 141″ (8-10 yo), 160″ (11-12 yo) length
2. Biased Tape, 1/2″ wide, 2 yard length
3. Button, 1/2″ dia x 4 pcs., 6 pcs if sewing for hidden button fly
4. Elastic band, narrow width, 1 yard
1. Sewing machine with matching thread
2. Serger machine or zigzag stitch
3. Pattern drafting papers
4. Measuring tape
5. Pencil and ruler
6. Carbon and tracing wheel
8. Sewing kits
10. Safety pin
The sizing of the pajamas are for Asian builds so it could be too small for other races.
I have the detail tutorial on drafting out pattern and sewing up the pajamas posted in the Girl Pajamas Sewing Pattern (5 – 12 yo), please refer to that tutorial if needed.
Cut the pocket pieces out from the fabric. The pattern calls for vertical grain on the bottom piece of the pocket but it is fine to use diagonal grain to add decorative element to the pajamas.
Cut the biased tape to the length same as the width of the pocket, including seam allowance.
Fold and press the bias tape into half along the long side, align the folded side 1/8″ to the seam line of the pocket. Sew it on the seam allowance to secure the position.
Fold the pocket trim into half, with right-side facing each other. Stitch up the sides until the intersection point.
Position the trim onto the pocket, align the raw edges and sew only the bottom layer of the trim to the pocket. Do not sew the seam allowance of side edges to the trim.
Turn the trim right-side out. Adjust the corners so that they are straight and nice.
Fold the seam allowances inwards.
Top stitch the trim in the ditch and the top edge.
Place the whole pocket to the front piece of the pajamas, position it according to the pattern. Flip the pocket down and sew the bottom to the pajamas.
Flip the pocket up to it’s original position, pin and sew 1/8″ and 3/8″ from the edge respectively to the side and bottom edges.
Sew the 1/8″ bias tap piping to the joint between the shoulder piece and bottom piece of the pajamas top as well as the bands at the hem of the pants.
Hidden Button Fly
A hidden button fly is made up of 3 button-hole pieces (with 2 pieces in reverse facing) and a button piece, as shown in the picture.
Place the 2 button-hole pieces together with right-side facing each other, sew them together on the straight edge. Turn the right-side out. Neaten the raw edges with serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
Place the 3rd button-hole piece (reverse facing) to the marking on the left-hand piece of pajamas pants, with right-side facing each other. Sew them together on the straight edge, from intersection point to intersection point. Clip the seam allowance as shown in the picture.
Top stitch near the edge on both button-hole pieces.
Make 1 or 2 button holes at equal spacing between them.
Place the loose button-hole piece to the pants, align.
Stitch the curved edge of the button-hole pieces together with the pants. Don’t sew the top edge yet.
With right-side facing each other, place the button piece to the right-hand piece of the pants, align and sew.
Fold the button piece into half and fold the raw edge inward. Stitch in ditch from the front to make a tag for the hidden button fly.
Now, you have the button-hold side and button side on the pants to make into the hidden button fly.
Align the center seam and match the crotch point. Pin and sew the pajamas pants together, leave out the hidden button fly part. Neaten the raw edges.
Turn to the front and make 2 horizontal stitches to the top and bottom of the hidden button fly.
Sew buttons and complete the rest of the sewing to finish up the pajamas.