Are you looking for a free pajama sewing pattern? You have arrived at the correct destination. Start sewing your own pajamas for girls aged 5 to 12! Beautiful to look at and extremely comfortable. The pattern can be easily adapted to make boys’ pajamas.
This pajama sewing pattern has been in my archive for a very long time; I’m glad to finally have it documented and shared here.
I’ve made the pajama sewing pattern available for children aged 5 to 12, and this time you get to design your own pattern. There is no need to print or worry about whether or not you are printing the pattern in the correct scale by drafting your own pattern.
Concerned about creating your own pattern? Not to worry, I’ve got this covered as well. I made a video to walk you through the steps of drafting the pattern, so you don’t get lost in the process.
The cutting arrangement on the fabric is also included on the pattern sheet. Scroll down to the pattern section for all the information you’ll need to sew these girl pajamas.
Pajamas For Girls Sewing Pattern
For 5 to 12 Year Old
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This girl’s pajamas are made from yarn-dyed or color-woven linen-cotton blended fabric. Linen fabric is comfortable to wear because it is hypoallergenic, highly breathable, and has a high moisture absorption capacity; moreover, its fiber also tends to be long-lasting.
I like how the flap design on the chest of these pajamas for girls. Also, because the flap is made of a double layer of fabric, it adds extra warmth to the chest area. This thicker flap is especially beneficial for children with poor respiratory health and weak lungs on chilly nights.
The pajama sewing pattern has a drop shoulder cut, which makes drafting the pattern and sewing them together a breeze. You don’t have to fuss over matching the curved armhole shape and the sleeve cap with the drop-shoulder design.
One of the highlights of these girl pajamas is the adorable semi-circle pocket with lace trim. My daughter adores this pocket, which she has dubbed the “little baby mitten” pocket. When you place your hand inside, it does resemble a baby mitten.
Adding a lace bow to the front of the pajama pants pattern makes the pajamas more adorable and shows the child which side of the pants should be worn in front.
Please take into account that the sizing for this girl pajama sewing pattern is designed for Asian builds; therefore, it may need to be adjusted up by one or two sizes for other races.
Check that the measurements on the pattern are correct by taking the child’s chest and hip measurements and comparing them to those on the pattern.
- Start sewing and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for future To-Sew List
- Share with your sewing groups for a sew-along event.
- Learn more about the basics of hand sewing and how to choose a sewing machine for beginners.
- Browse more free sewing patterns to sew, especially the boy pajamas and other sewing clothes.
GIRL PAJAMA SEWING PATTERN (5-12YO)
Start sewing your own pajamas for girls aged 5 to 12! Beautiful to look at and extremely comfortable. The pattern can be easily adapted to make boys' pajamas.
Download: Girl Pajamas Sewing Pattern
- Cotton fabric, 42″ width x 132″ (5-7 yo), 143″ (8-10 yo), 162″ (11-12 yo) length
- Lace, 3/8″ w x 1-yard length
- Button, 1/2″ dia. x 6 pcs.
- Elastic band, narrow width, 1 yard
- Sewing machine with matching thread
- Serger machine or zigzag stitch
- Pattern drafting papers
- Measuring tape
- Pencil and ruler
- Carbon and tracing wheel
- Sewing kits
- Safety pin
WATCH “HOW-TO-DRAW” VIDEO
INSTRUCTIONS WITH PICTURES TO ASSIST IN SEWING GIRL PAJAMAS
- Gather all the materials and tools as listed above.
You may glue a few writing papers to make a bigger piece of paper for the pattern drawing.
Download the girl pajamas sewing pattern and if you need help, please refer to the above video on how to draw it in a correct sequence.
- Follow the fabric cutting diagram (on page 3 in the sewing pattern), pin the paper pattern to the fabric and get the fabric pieces cut out with correct seam allowance; 5/8″ for a general seam, 1 5/8″ for hems.
Trace the sewing lines with carbon paper and tracing wheel.
- Sew the curved edge of the 2 pockets respectively.
Clip the seam allowance with scissors or pinking shears.
Turn right side out. Adjust the curved edge well and press with an iron.
Fold the trim into halve, sew the short edges together until the intersection point wth the long-side sewing lines.
Turn right side out with a nice adjusted corner and press with an iron.
Repeat the same to make the second set.
- Make gathering at the center of the pocket until the width matches the trim.
Sew trim to the pocket, hide the seam allowance inside the trim.
Topstitch around the trim, close to the edges.
- This is how the pocket looks like, before attaching lace trim.
- Cut lace to a length that is 1/4″ longer on one each side of the pocket.
Stitch it in the ditch between the pocket and the trim.
- Place the pocket to the front bottom piece of the pajamas, topstitch it in place.
Repeat the same to the other pocket.
- Sew the front flap together on the right, left and top edges.
Clip off the 2 top corners.
- Fold the seam allowances as shown in the picture.
Hold them firmly and turn the corner out.
- A nice right-angle corner of the front flap.
Repeat the same to the other corner.
- Adjust the front flap properly and press with an iron.
Topstitch 1/8″ and 3/8″ from the edge respectively to the 3 edges.Set aside.
- Join the front shoulder pieces to the back piece by sewing up the shoulders.
Neaten the raw edges with a serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
Join up the neckline facing pieces as well.
- Align the neckline facing to the main piece with right-side facing each other. Pin and sew.
- Turn and fold the neckline facing into the main piece.
Topstitch around with 1/8″ and 3/8″ from the edge.
- Pin the flap to the top piece according to the dimension stated in the sewing pattern.
Place the bottom piece below it, align the side corners. Make gathering as shown in the picture until the bottom piece is at the same width as the top.
- Pin and sew the bottom piece to the top. Neaten the raw edges with a serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
Press the seam allowance facing downward.
- Cut lace to a length that is 3/8″ longer on each side of the pajamas.
Place it align with the seam line, topstitch it in place.
- Sew the sides and join the sleeves to the pajamas.
Neaten the raw edges of the sleeve pieces with a serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
- Stitch the bottom hems of the sleeves and the body. Remember to leave an inch of opening on each side of the sleeve’s hem respectively for the insertion of elastic bands.
- Sew buttons and make buttonholes on the flap.
- Sew to join up the inseams of the pajama pants.
Neaten the raw edges of the inseam with a serger overlock stitch or zig-zag stitch.
- Turn one piece with wrong-side facing out and the other piece with right-side facing out.
Insert the right-side piece to the wrong-side piece.
Align the center seam and match the crotch point.
Pin and sew the pajama pants together and neaten the raw edges.
- Sew the waistband and hems of the pajama pants.
Insert elastic bands to the waist and hems of the sleeves to complete the girl pajamas set.
You may add lace bow at the front of the pajama pants for ease of identifying the front side of the pants.
The sizing of the pajamas is for Asian builds so it could be too small for other races.
Saturday 10th of October 2020
What is Hip Height. How do I measure it? and H/2?? I love your mask pattern and all the stuff you post
Friday 16th of October 2020
Hi Heather, thank you for loving the patterns in Craft Passion. The Hip Height in this pattern refers to the length from the waist to the level of the fullest hip, since the pattern is for pajamas, you can measure it from waist till the crotch height. H/2 means divide the hip measurement (H) by 2.
Thursday 29th of November 2018
I love the girl and boy pajama set and would love to make them as soon as possible, like for Christmas but am so confused on measurements, i have cut the pattern pieces as indicated and something is does not look right, seam allowance and #of pattern pieces. Can you make the different pattern size pieces already cut out and posted for printing please.
Thursday 14th of September 2017
These are adorable...my granddaughter is into retro and these fit the bill!...I also just got a new embroidery machine and think the front flap will lend itself well to that...So the pattern does not include seam allowances, correct?...and should the flap in the front be placed on the fold?...when drafting it, it looks as if it is half as wide as needed...
I am not huge into drafting my own patterns....makes me nervous!
Sunday 17th of September 2017
Hi Laura, you are right, the pattern doesn't include seam allowance, you will need to add it when cutting out the fabric pieces. The front and back are only half the width, the dashed line shown there is the folding side, so, please fold the fabric before placing the pattern pattern on it.
Saturday 19th of August 2017
Anyway you'd make this for little people like babies?? This is darling!!!
Saturday 22nd of July 2017
I also lengthened the pocket and make the opening wider, especially for the smallest size.