Pajama Pants

How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

Which comes first, the fabric or the project??
This time for me, it was allll about the fabric.

Doughnuts. Flowers. Those colors. AND TACO TRUCKS.

I love that pajama pants exist. Not only are they cozy and comfy, but they let us wear all the fun prints. And they’re the perfect thing to make if you’re just starting to sew garments.

How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

They’ve always been one of my favorite sewing projects. They’re so fast to make, and let’s face it, they’re an excellent reason to stash fun flannels when they go on sale. (Like we need an excuse??)

How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

Let’s sew some pajama pants! Grab your favorite cozy flannel and head to your machine. (Need a pattern? The KID Shorts one works perfectly.)

How to make Pajama pants and shorts on MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

Just click the play button below and enjoy:

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The KID Shorts pattern is perfect for pajamas. And it doesn’t stop there… click the photo for more:

KID Shorts sewing pattern from MADE Everyday with Dana


  1. 1) Rachel

    Thanks for this! I made a pair this morning for my son. I’m more of a quilter and have very limited garment experience but your video helped make these super simple and they turned out great! Now I’m browsing fabric online to try making shorts with the pattern too 🙂

  2. 2) Dana

    Awesome! That makes me so happy to hear!
    Have fun on your new adventure 🙂
    – Dana

  3. 3) Rachel

    Thank you so much for posting this video, I have been searching for the past month for a good video on this exact subject; this is perfect!

    • 4) Dana

      Oh awesome! Great!
      Have fun sewing 🙂

  4. 5) Terri

    Great video! Looks easy, inspires me to try it! Thank you so much Dana!

  5. 6) Tess

    Hello. I love your videos! They are so easy to follow and so helpful. I’ve made so many things from watching your vids. I love the drawstring bags. So thank you, very much appreciated 😁

  6. 7) Yodit

    I never thought it would be that easy to sew pajama,and thank you for your simple and clear techniques I made it 💪🏿

  7. 8) Penny

    I would die (well, at least pass out on the floor) if I ever saw you at a Joann’s store! (I seem to live at mine, there so much) (duh – Texas – Wisconsin – will never happen!) I hope the women (assume women) at the cutting counters know how cool you are – not to mention a sewing celebrity!! I digress – love your video as usual – just wants me to go home and sew!! First will buy your shorts pattern – can’t believe I haven’t bought it yet! Between the jammies and the fun shorts with the piping and pockets – heaven in the sewing room! Have a great day, Dana. Thanks for all the quick, easy, inspiration.

    • 9) Dana

      hahaha. I would love to run into you at Joann! If I’m ever in Wisconsin 🙂 🙂

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  9. 10) Liz

    I rarely leave comments on pages, but I have to tell you, a couple of years ago I came across your boy’s pants tutorial. I was new to sewing and had never made clothing before. Your tutorial was amazing!! I made half a dozen of those pants for my little guy, and you made it so easy!! Thank you so much!

    • 11) Dana

      That makes me so happy to hear!
      Thanks for sharing Liz 🙂

  10. 13) Neherun

    Can I please get your boy pj pattern please I’m finding it difficult to down load thank you.

  11. 14) Jen

    Hi Dana!
    This was such a simple way to make pj pants! I like the idea of maximizing the print. How would I add a pocket to these? I’ve made a pair for my husband already and would like to add pockets. I’ve done a web search but there are only tutorials with pants and skirts with outside seams.

    Thanks for your help!

  12. 15) E

    I haven’t sewn since grade 9 home economics! I followed this basic pattern and made faux fur pants for my daughter’s polar bear costume at halloween and now I’ve actually downloaded your pattern and am making real pj pants for both my girls with Christmas fleece! I was pathetic in Grade 9 home ec, but I can DO this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. 16) Kristi

    I have Batman material I have been saving to make my 5 yoa grandson a pair of pj pants. I also have some material to make swim trunks, so I am grateful to see that you have listed that pattern as well! He is staying with us for the week & he loves to ‘help’ me sew (he likes to help by putting the pins in the pin cushion.) Thank you for taking the time to post your patterns.

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