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Christmas Pajama Coordinates

How many of you have the tradition of wearing or receiving matching pjs for Christmas/Christmas Eve? Well, I didn’t grow up with the tradition, but it was one that I KNEW I wanted for my kids. Last year was the first year I tried it and it was so much fun. I made us all matching pj pants. This year, I wanted something more of a challenge and something different than just matching pants. So, I made mommy and me nightgowns and daddy and baby pj pants.

A word to the wise. I’m not a pattern-maker or a sewing expert. Some explanations in this tutorial may be a little confusing. The pj pants are a great beginners project, the nightdresses, NOT SO MUCH. Make sure to read through the whole thing!

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Matching PJ Pants 

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Alicia, from The Creative Vault, created this fabulous tutorial on how to whip up your little one a pair of pajama pants. It’s a great one, you should use it! I sewed my pants similarly, but added a drawstring. {Thanks Ribbon Retreat for the fabulously adorable Moda Fabric!} The biggest trick to these was making sure the fit on my hubby was measured properly so they fit him like he likes.

Matching Nightdress

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I’m sure I could have just skipped the pants and made us all nightdresses…ha. Just kidding. No way would my hubby wear one of these, no matter that men used to wear them all the time! Oh, well, I guess I’ll enjoy being matchy with my daughter. I love VS sleepshirts so I created a tutorial to make my own.

Here’s what you need:
Adult size S pattern: read about increasing/decreasing pattern sizes here.
3 1/4 yds fabric {thanks Ribbon Retreat for the fun Aspen Frost, Moda Fabric}.
3 pkgs piping {either premade or make your own}
8 buttons
2 yds interfacing

Toddler 4T pattern
2 yds fabric
2 pkgs piping
7 buttons
2 yds interfacing

1) Cut fabric and interfacing. Iron interfacing to the wrong sides of the collar {6} and inside flaps {3}.
Serge exposed edge of flaps.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut two of all the pattern pieces except 2 and 5. You will cut 1 and 6 on the fold.

2) Sew piping, if making your own and attach to front {1}, pocket {5}, sleeves {4} and collar {6}.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

3) Fold down top of pocket and sew. Attach to front {1}.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4) Sew the back {2} to the fronts {1} at shoulder seams.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

5) Sew collar {6} right sides together leaving top open. Turn right side out and press. Clip corners.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

6) Attach collar inside the right side of neck only.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

7) Attach inside flap {3} from neck to front and down front {1}.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

8) Attach sleeves {4}.
9) Sew up sides.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

10) Sew cuffs {7}, attach and press.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

11) Hem a very small hem.
12) Stitch inside collar closed.
13) Sew buttonholes and buttons.

Christmas Pajama Coordinates - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Come visit me to see more of my fun projects, free printables and MORE!


Thank you Carissa, welcome aboard, and YAY for coordinating Christmas jammies! You are one talented lady and all of your models are adorable in their new festive jammies! We are so excited to have you on our Contributor Team! Thank you again for sharing your incredible talent with us today! To see more amazing projects and fun tutorials by Carissa, stop by and say hi at Carissa Miss.

How fun is that tutorial? This tutorial takes me back to when I was a little girl and every year my Grandma would make all of her grandchildren matching flannel Christmas jammies. I remember all of my siblings, and I would sleep downstairs, by the fire place, to make sure we never got sight of Santa. I clearly remember sweating to death and not being able to sleep at all (due to the excitement for Christmas morning and from a near heat stroke).
Ohhhh, what amazing memories those are…I love you Grandma!

I LOVE the idea of making matching nightdresses for myself and my little lady and jammie pants for the fellas and carrying on the wonderful tradition that my beautiful Grandma started! In fact, think I might have to go fire up the ol’ sewing machine right this second. 🙂

The fabric Carissa choose is so cute for not only Christmas time but all year long. The Ribbon Retreat carries an amazing selection of flannel and knit that would also make wonderful and comfy jammies. We also carry an incredible selection of Cuddle/Minky would possibly make the most amazing, soft and cuddly jammies EVER! Can you imagine? 🙂

What is your favorite Christmas Eve tradition?

Happy Creating & Happy Jammies!
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