A last minute tutorial, for anyone who plans to spend part of Christmas Eve sewing (like I often do).
Is there anything cuter than a toddler in footy pajamas? I don’t think so. And if you have a toddler that won’t stay under a blanket and likes to pull his socks off, they’re not only cute, they’re very practical for keeping adorable tootsies warm.
However, we had 2 problems with footy pajamas that I needed to solve.
1) We are potty training Bean, and have no time to waste with traditional one-piece footy pajamas.
2) There are no matching footy pajamas that I can buy for the Christmas pajamas I made Tater. And matching pajamas are a must for Christmas morning pics in our house.
So, I give you the footy pajamas tutorial – these are meant to be added to the bottom of regular elastic waist pajama pants, the kind that can be sewn very quickly and made for Christmas Eve. The kind like this tutorial from Made, or this tutorial from My Cotton Creations. You do need to make sure that whatever pants you’re adding these to go all the way to the bottom of your kid’s heel in length.
First, you need your kid’s shoe. Trace it onto some paper.
Add a seam allowance around the tracing. Don’t add a seam allowance. I’ve made several more pairs of these and the shoe shape itself is enough of a seam allowance bigger than my kids’ feet.
I cut out two feet from flannel and two from fleece for the insides.