A few days ago, I have shared the free pattern on the girl pajamas, now, here is the boy version of pajamas. The boy pajamas pattern is similar to the girl pajamas, the difference between them is on the pockets, the front bottom piece, the hem and an optionally hidden button fly for the pants. Besides, I also changed the top’s button from 6 to 4 and lace to piping.
Since both patterns are similar, the tutorial on the drafting and sewing part of the pajamas are not repeated here, read more on the Girl Pajamas Pattern & Tutorial. Instead, I am showing on the installation of the piping (trim edge) on the pocket, from there you should be able to adapt the method to make the piping on the front piece of the pajamas as well as the hem of the pants. In addition, I am sharing with you the way I sew the hidden-button fly for the pants (demonstrated on adult pants). If you already have some experiences in garment sewing, perhaps this is not something new to you.
Boy Pajamas (5-12yo) – Free Sewing Pattern
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I can’t tell you how much my son loves this boy pajamas, even though now he has grown up a lot taller, he still insists on wearing this every night (I sewed 2 sets for him to alternate between wear and wash). He said the pajamas are very comfortable and bring sweet dreams to him every night because they are sewn by mama. What a sweet boy I have!
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 is for Asian builds so it could be too small for other races.
I have the detailed 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.
Instructions with pictures to assist in sewing Boy Pajamas
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 elements 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 halve, with right-side facing each other. Stitch up the sides until the intersection point.
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
Place the 2 button-hole pieces together with right-side facing each other, sew them together on the straight edge. Turn them right-side out. Neaten the raw edges with a serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
Place the 3rd button-hole piece (reverse facing) to the marking on the left-hand piece of pajama pants, with right-side facing each other. Sew them together on the straight edge, from the intersection point to intersection point. Clip the seam allowance as shown in the picture.
Fold the button piece into half and fold the raw edge inward. Stitch in the 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.