My daughter Cora has a cute pair of footed kitty cat pajamas with a pink heart that she refused to wear because they have a dime-sized hole in the toe of the foot. Even more than she loves these pajamas, she hates when her toe gets stuck in the hole. Even though she refuses to wear them, I just wasn’t ready to throw them away, so they’ve been laying on the steps for the past two weeks. Yesterday I was trying to think of a fun DIY project for Valentine’s Day, and I noticed her PJs setting out. I decided to turn these old worn-out PJs into a brand new pajama purse for my daughter. There is nothing better than a free project idea when you’re not quit sure what you’re doing or how it’s going to turn out. I just came up with this ideas yesterday, the day before Valentine’s, so I had to work fast and stay up late to have it ready on time. Even thought I consider myself more of a problem-solver than a sewer, I figured out how to make this DIY pajama purse in less than 2 hours.
Follow these simple steps and turn your kid’s worn-out footy pajamas into a DIY pajama purse that they will absolutely love.
- Cut off the legs of the pajamas.
- Take each leg and draw two straight lines along the length of the leg about 2 inches apart. Sew along the lines and cut off the excess material.
- Draw a straight line across the tummy of the pajamas about 12 inches down from the neck. Sew together the bottom of your bag.
- Stick your hand inside the bag and pinch the bottom corner between your fingers. Pin it the way your like it. Sew about an inch and a half line to triangle off the corner.
- Cut out the very bottom of the pajama foot, leaving at least a quarter inch extra around the top of the pajama foot.
- Likewise, cut off the arms of the pajamas, leaving at least a quarter inch around the seam.
- Pin the seams of the pajama foot and arm hole together, with the pajama toe pointing down, centered in the armpit and pajama leg pointing up. Starting at the pajama toe, follow the seam and sew up along each side about 3 inches.
- Put your hand inside and pull in the pajama shoulder and pajama heel and pin in place so that the pajama leg (or handle) comes up as close along the neck of the pajama (or bag opening) as possible.
- Take the two leg handles and tie them together like the first tie of
your shoe-strings. Next, pin the two ends together and pin. Twist inside out so you can sew the two rough sides together. Fold back around and pull the knot tight so the seam is hidden under the knot.