How to Sew a Baby Pajamas | Video Tutorial

Updated: Mar 14

Footed PJ Sleepsie Sewing tutorial Sewing Pattern
How to Sew a Sleepsie | Footed PJ

A footed Baby Sleepsie is perfect for chilly days outside or as a PJ. It's not that hard to make, and it's a garment I really loved using. The PJ we are creating is footed. But if you don't want it to be footed, you can skip the foot pieces and add cuffs instead. We are using the Happy-Sewings sewing pattern. It comes in sizes from Preemie to 4 years. The pattern is available for you at the bottom of the page. I've also made a little gallery for you so that you can see the variations you can add to the Footed PJ. We have also uploaded a video tutorial. You can find the video tutorial at the bottom of the page. Without further adieu, let's get started!


These are the steps in sewing a Baby Pajamas / Sleepsie

Sewing a Footed PJ is fairly easy and following the steps below any sewer can do this. Even beginners.

I do recommend using a comfortable stretchy fabric, such as Jersey or a wool-based fabric.

  • Cut the pieces needed

  • Do the Shoulder seams

  • Attach the Sleeves

  • Attach the Gusset

  • Do the sideseam and inner seam

  • Add The binding and wrist cuffs

  • Attach the sole and finish off the foot

  • Apply Ringsnaps

You can read more about the tools I recommend and read a more detailed guide on each step in the article. We do also have a complimentary free video tutorial


Did you know?

The Baby Footed Pajamas/Sleepsie is part of our most popular Sewing pattern pack?

You can read more about it here.

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We need some tools to make baby pajamas, but don't worry! You don't need all tools in the picture.

The must-have tools are cutters, Clips, Pins, Snaps, and snap applier.

The tools I'm using are clips, ring snaps, Prym Vario Pliers, a glue pen, a binding folder for the binding, Scissors, a Rotary cuter, and a small thread cutter.

We do also have a cutting board. Many of these tools are not necessary, But they will make the job easier.

The Fabric: We are using jersey fabric for this sleepsie. We have the main fabric, a dark blue textured fabric, a bronze ribbon fabric, and the same fabric for the edge ribbon.

Sewing Pattern:

If you don't have a sewing pattern you can purchase our sewing pattern, Sidney Baby Sleepsie Pajamas Swing Pattern. It comes in many sizes, from Newborn ad all the way up to 4 years. Over 600 People have purchased the pattern and are very happy with it. This is also the Sewing pattern we are using in this tutorial.

Sewing Machine:

You can make the Pajamas with a regular sewing machine. If your sewing machine offers false overlock stitches or stitches made for stretch fabrics it will be an easy sew.

In our tutorials, we use a Baby Lock Coverstitch, Baby Lock Victory, and a Husqvarna Viking Opal 650.




Step 1: Cutting the Pieces

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We cut out all the fabric we needed for this Sleepsie, using a rotary cutter and a cutting board. We used our own pattern, Which is available for you at the bottom of the page.

We cut one back pi