When it comes to making up a new family tradition for the holidays, such as new pajamas, it can be a great time to consider up-cycling. The following guides and tutorials can help inspire you in your quest for making homemade pajamas for you and your family. Most are fairly easy and great for beginners, or people who think sewing is too difficult, or complex.
In this fun and adorable little tutorial, you are shown how you can easily use an existing set of pajamas to make a new set out of any type of material you want. For this example, they recommend a comfy knit material, or one that has a bit of stretchiness.
Making pajama sets can be a lot of fun, and if you want to do more than just make the bottoms and get a matching t-shirt for the tops, this tutorial shows you how to make both a standard bottom and a cute two-button top. They also gives tips about making yourself a set of patterns on quality material that is inexpensive.
With this easy to follow along guide you are shown how you can transform them into toddler sized pajama/lounge bottoms. A free downloadable pattern is available as well to help you with the project and you can easily re-size it for larger, or smaller, pants.
The guide featured in this blog post requires you to click a couple links, but when you do you are taken to a very detailed pdf for how to create the bottoms, as well as links to where you can get a free pattern and guide for the top.
Once more there is just so much information that links had to be provided to help sort out the details. The crafty momma behind this project not only provides a great example of how to make matching pajamas, she also provides ample resources and instructions so that you can easily up-cycle old clothes for these projects.
Matching pajama sets can be ridiculously expensive as the crafty lady behind this project found out. In this easy to follow guide, you are not only shown how to make pajama pants for everyone in your family, you are given a great example of how easy matching sets can be to come up with.
If you’ve ever had an excess of old sheets lying around, or simply found yourself with too many in your linen closet, why not turn them into cozy new pajamas for the family? With this inspirational tutorial, you are shown how easily and quickly you can make up a set.
The crafty mother behind this tutorial not only gives you one, but two, free sets of patterns you can use and adapt for your family. You can use the same materials she did, or easily up-cycle material you have on hand, such as old sheets or flannel blankets.
In this simple and quick tutorial, one momma shows you how to take things you probably have on hand and turn them into cute toddler-sized pajamas. You can easily make a set in Christmas themed colors, or any combination you’d like.
While the example is not exactly holiday themed, you could just as easily use alternating Christmas colors to make them. The simple and easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make up your own mixed-up, patchwork material to work with, and all using old shirts.