You can make matching family pajamas for Christmas. Find easy patterns to sew family pajamas here
Hey y’all, today I’m sharing some of my favorite patterns to make matching pajamas. Sewing new pajamas for my kids and their cousins and then taking pictures of them is one of our favorite Christmas traditions. With a lot of people in a range of sizes, it has been easier for me to sew each kid a pj set rather than try to buy them. It’s also simpler to coordinate PJs than outfits for family pictures in my opinion. And after nine years of sewing sets for this growing group, I’ve got some tried and true patterns and techniques to speed through the holiday season pjs sewing.
Another reason I prefer to make matching pajamas is that it gives me an opportunity to coordinate the fabric instead of matching it sometimes. We often like to coordinate fabrics between cousins and match siblings to each other. So one set might be Santa and another reindeer and the third group snowman. One of these years I want to do different holiday stripes. Another year I want to do mix and match plaids. And then other years (like this one) it’s more fun to make all the kids jammies in the same fabric. I’m using a classic red fabric for everyone but different sewing patterns depending on the styles each person prefers.
Being able to customize matching Christmas pajamas based on style preferences helps me get the whole family on board with this holiday tradition. That and I remind them that their grandmother looks forward to their pajama pics every year. So keep reading for pattern options (many of them free sewing patterns) to make pajama sets in festive prints that will have everyone feeling cozy.
Patterns to Make Family Christmas Pajamas
If your kids are little, these stretchy and fitted pajamas are the perfect way to greet Christmas morning. The ones in the picture above are sewn up in cotton spandex knit. Check out the tutorial and find out how to get this pattern here.
Pyjama Gift Sets
Some years to speed up the process for myself I just sew pajama pants and we buy the kids plain crew neck t-shirts to wear on top. This year I’m making the store bought tees match with graphics cut on my Cricut machine. I’m sure I’ll share them on Instagram, so follow here to see them. If you want to make gift sets of family Christmas pajamas, here are instructions for both how to make the pajama pants and how to make the drawstring bags to gift them in.
Pajamas for Mom
Here’s a post on how to make a pajama pants pattern for Mom by copying a favorite pair. Or if you prefer not to draft your own, you can use the Spearmint Set pattern from my shop (shown below) and save that time. Bonus – that pattern comes with the top, too!
PJs for Dad
And don’t forget about Dad! These lounge pants are the perfect pair for Dad’s comfort. And they also come with a free pattern and details for re-sizing it. You can top them with a t-shirt or sew this men’s button up shirt in matching fabric.
Matching Bow Ties for Pets
Finally, it you make matching pajamas yourself, you end up with fabric scraps. And those are perfect for sewing bow ties to match the pets, like I share in this post. So there you go, those are all my favorite patterns for sewing up pajamas.
How to Sew Pajamas Quickly
It’s a given that the holidays mean less time. So it may seem stressful to add on sewing pajamas to the to-do list. I have two magic words that get me through it – batch sewing. Check out the post below with all my tips on how to sew through all the pajamas as quickly as possible, including how I sew in batches.
My typical routine at this point is 2-3 hours a day over 2-3 days to get all 7 pairs done for my 3 kids and 4 nieces and nephews. I spend one day printing and cutting the pattern pieces, then another sewing. Sometimes I stop when I get to the point that casings need to be made and save that for the 3rd day, where all I do is iron casings and insert elastic so I can be done.
One more tip: a good audiobook or podcast helps me power through all that cutting and sewing. You can check out my best book lists here, here and here for book ideas. For podcasts, if you haven’t listend to Articles of Interest I love that one while I’m sewing. All the episodes are about the history and culture that influences items of clothing, and I find them fascinating.