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Pyjama Sewing Party
Sunday 22 July

Sunday 22 July 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Pyjamas - the sewing party workshop

Spend a full day learning to make traditional PJs! There is just something special about old school PJs! And custom made in a fabric of your choice…what a treat!!! Make them for yourself, your partner, a friend or even a child. You can choose between short summer PJs or long sleeves and legs for cooler weather.

And it’s not just about the pyjamas! This is a brilliant project to develop your sewing skills. These PJs are chock full of features that will really help build your confidence and experience so that you can move onto other garments:

  • Simple collar
  • Buttons and buttonholes
  • Sleeves
  • Pocket
  • Elastic waist pants
  • Machine stitched hems on top, pants and sleeves

In the workshop you will learn:

  • How to use a commercial sewing pattern
  • How to measure yourself and select the correct size
  • How to lay out the pattern pieces and cut the fabric
  • How to stitch the PJs together – straight sewing and seam neatening (overlocking or zigzag)
  • How to attach a collar
  • How to insert sleeves
  • How to create an elastic waistband
  • How to make buttonholes
  • How to attach buttons in the correct place
  • How to attach a pocket

Experience required: This is not a “learn to sew” class. Participants need to be familiar with a sewing machine.

Tutor: Julie Hillier

Course length: 6.5 hours where scrummy morning and afternoon teas will be provided! Please bring your own lunch.

Please note that we will may not finish the PJs in this session but we will complete the more involved tasks (collar, button holes and buttons, elastic waist) leaving the hems, etc to finish later, either by yourself or at a Sew Your Own Project session.


  • Use of sewing machines and overlockers
  • Pattern (which is yours to keep!)

Please bring:

  • Your washed and ironed fabric (Please email Julie after registering to chat about sizing and fabric quantities.)
  • Matching thread
  • 1.0m of 25mm wide non-roll elastic
  • Buttons
  • Sewing pins, tape measure and scissors

Suggested fabrics: We suggest natural fabrics such as:

  • Cotton
  • Cotton blends
  • Flannelette

Please do not buy satins, synthetics or rayon as these are too difficult to cut and sew and slow down the pace at which we can work. :(


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Sunday 22 July 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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