Pyjama Trousers

 Learn to use a sewing machine, cut out and stitch like a pro and make a pair of pyjamas or pyjama shorts to take away!  Make a pair for yourself or choose from children's and men's pyjama patterns. 
This is a fun project, ideal for beginners to dressmaking, where you can master a range of techniques. If you have never used a sewing machine before we recommend booking 2 classes to learn to sew and make a bag or cushion. You may be able to start these pj's part way through the second class depending on which bag or cushion you do, your speed, size of class etc etc
Create this project in our weekly Sewing and Dressmaking classes, or in our One-to-One lessons at a time that suits you!

Pyjama Shorts sewing project - Sew In Brighton  pyjama trouser folded

Level: Improver and above. Ideal first garment making project

Classes Needed: 2-3 Stitch Classes or 4-5 hours of 1-2-1 Lessons. This project can also be completed on our Ultimate Absolute Beginners Sewing Day workshop

Sewing Machines: We will be providing Janome 525S sewing machines and feet to go with them. We will give you information about where to buy feet for your machine at home  

Project content:

  • Learn to set up, thread up and sew seams and edges with a sewing machine (our or yours)
  • Learn how to choose the right pattern size for your body measurements
  • Laying/cutting out of pattern and fabrics
  • Top stitching, hemming and inserting elastic
  • Sew up a lovely pair of PJ's to take away
  • Take home your pattern and download the sewing instructions to make more at home

What to bring: 

Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric 

 Fabric for full length PJ pants:

  • Fabric for childrens pants
    • 2.3m (230cm) of 115cm wide soft breathable fabric (cotton, fleece) OR
    • 1.4m (140cm) of 160cm wide soft fabric (cotton, fleece)
  • Fabric for Adult pants
    • 2.6m (250cm) of 115-160cm wide soft fabric (cotton, fleece)
    • this is for inside leg up to 75cm - if you are longer in the leg than this, add an extra 15cm fabric for each 5cm extra length you have in the leg over 75cm!
Fabric for PJ shorts:
  • 1.2m of non stretch cotton fabric, any width (you can bring stretch fabric but it is trickier to sew!)

Bring for either project:

  • 1m length of 1-2cm wide ribbon that matches or contrasts with your fabric. Velvet or satin is nice.
  • Elastic 1m length, 2-2.5cm wide (black if using dark fabric, white if using light fabric)
  • Good quality sewing thread (eg Coats, Moon, Gutermann) x 1 reel matching your fabric
  • £1.50 to pay for pattern paper - you'll trace off a pattern to keep
  • Bring some PJs you have that fit you (or that you want to be different is also ok as we can use as a guide to make the pair you create bigger or smaller).
  • Your glasses, if you need them for close up work.

We provide:
Sewing Machine (or bring your own), scissors, pins, pattern paper, chalk, tape measure etc

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