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Monday, November 12, 2012

How to extend the life of your kid’s pajamas

pinned itWelcome to Pinned It, Did it Monday.  Every Monday, I share some of the things I’ve actually done from Pinterest this week.  My crafts have been nothing new this week as I’m finishing up some baby shower gifts for tonight.  But today, I bring you my first pin from my blog.  Meaning, I blogged this, and then pinned it! Haha.  Kinda cheating on actually doing some of the other things I’ve pinned.  But oh well.  Maybe next week I’ll actually get back on the ball for this #1We got a batch of clothes from friends and there was this cute pair of pajamas.  They looked brand new. . .until you got down to the feet.  Little Vincent wore those soles hard.  But I didn’t want to throw them away as they literally were in perfect shape.  So here’s what I did.IMG_8154
Step 1: take a seam ripper, turn the foot part inside out, and slowly rip the seam out.  This may have been the longest part of this whole thing.IMG_8156Step 2: once the bottom of the feet are separated, use them as a pattern to cut out 2 new bottoms.  I used fleece just because I had it on hand.Picture 429Step 3: Carefully pin the new bottoms to the outside of the foot seams.  The yellow bottoms are actually a bit smaller than the actual hole.  This will make more room for their little feet.  So just pin evenly all the way around.Picture 407Step 4: I used a zig-zag stitch all the way around the oval.Picture 408Picture 409Repeat with other foot:Picture 411Step 5: Turn inside out and admire your new pajamas!IMG_8865sewing2Optional Step 6: The original feet had grippers on them.  Fleece can be a little slippery, so after I was done, I decided to add my own “grippers.”  I grabbed a bottle of puffy paint and did a little decorating.  After this dried overnight, it worked perfectly to add a little traction to Owen’s feet.Picture 413And there you have it, a way to extend the life of those pajamas a little longer.  Because we all know they grow like weeds and anytime I can save a little money on his wardrobe, I'll do it.  Or let me know if I can fix any of your kiddo’s pjs. :)


  1. Great job, momma!! I saw you pin this on Pinterest before reading on your blog that you are the origional source! Way to be resourceful! If you are ever interested, you can buy the gripper fabric and JoAnn's in the utility fabric section. :)

  2. Ohh I've never seen that fabric. Definitely will be checking it out on our next trip to the fabric store! Thanks for the recommendation.

  3. Thank you so much for posting this. I've been searching for weeks on a way to repair/replace our boys pj's. We have concrete floors and they reak havoc on them. I'm new to sewing and needed something just like this. I will be doing this tomorrow.

    1. Thanks so much for the comment Sarah and glad it was able to help you out!! :)

    2. I also what to thank you... It helped me a lot... Hellos from tecate baja california MEXICO

    3. Thanks Elva! Glad it was helpful. Maybe it's time to get to get back in the blogging mode as it's been months since I posted! :)


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