For the fourth day of A Gift a Day, I made pajama shorts. It’s warm here most of the year, so comfortable pajama shorts work well for about 8 months of the year.In fact, today was really warm, so these would have been appropriate for today.
sewing needle, or a sewing machine
existing pair of shorts that fit the child
I drew around a pair of shorts (that was folded in half) and made a pattern from those.
The total time for one pair of pants was about one hour.
Today I made one pair of pajama shorts.
$0.05 per pair of shorts, as I used repuposed fabric (an old sheet that belonged to my mom) and the thread was a very tiny amount I bought the elastic at a garage sale last year. If I were buying this fabric on 50% off sale at the fabric store, my total cost would be around $3.00. Another option for fabric is to look at garage sales and thrift stores. I have made pajama shorts in the past from old men’s t-shirts and polo shirts from my husband. I prefer to make them from those, or from plaid fabric, but this was what I had, so I used it.