Patterns to Make Pajama Pants

Updated February 21, 2017

There is nothing that feels like putting on your favourite pair of pajama trousers. To make pajama trousers, you first need a pattern. Luckily, numerous patters are available for making pyjamas. These make fantastic Christmas gifts for friends and family and are super easy to make. Head to the fabric store and pick out material you love for the new pajama trousers.

Paper Pattern

The best way to get a pair of pajama trousers that you are sure to enjoy is to outline a current favourite pair to make a pattern. Turn a pair of trousers that are the correct size inside out. Roll out a length of butcher paper or wrapping paper and trace as close to the edge of the trousers as possible. Then, go back around adding about a half inch to the edge as a seam allowance. Cut out the pattern around the outer line. This will make a pattern extremely close in size to your existing favourite pair of pajama trousers.

Elastic Waist Pants

Any pattern company has a pattern for basic trousers with an elastic waistband. The pattern can be used, with your favourite fabric, to create a basic pair of pajama trousers. These are no-pocket trousers that only need a hem on the legs and two sewn seams. Made with two pattern pieces, these are simple trousers.

Sew News

Sew News offers a free pattern for pajama shorts and instructions for turning them into trousers. The PDF file is 13 pages long and can be used to make a pair of shorts, a pair of carpi trousers or full-length trousers. The pattern can be used to make a small and a large pair of trousers with an elastic waist. The small will fit up to a 36-inch waist and the large up to a 44-inch waist.

Custom Pattern

Create your own custom pattern from measurements taken at certain points on the body. Take measurements at your waist, hip, inseam, groin and thigh. For the waist measurement, measure where you want the waist of the trousers to sit. Hip measurement is the fullest part of the hips. The inseam is from the crotch to the cuff of the trousers and the crotch is from the top of the trousers in the back through the legs to the top of the trousers in the front. The thigh measurement is the fullest part of the thigh. With a piece of paper and a pencil, you can draw your design with the exact measurements. Remember to add 1 inch to the bottom of each leg for hem allowance, 1 1/4 inch for the elastic in the top and 1/4 inch on all other seams for the seam allowance.

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