SpiderMan PJ’s

This fall has been crazy busy!  I have been busy sewing, not blogging a whole lot and training my replacement at my job.  I will be retiring at the end of this year and hope to be more active in the blog world when I am not working 12 hours a day away from home.  I really have been sewing, its just most of what I have sewn goes right into the kiddos drawers to be worn day in and day out and never get photographed, which I must say is quite gratifying.

During one of my trips to MN in the early fall, we ventured out to get fabric for pj’s for O and M.  I thought it would be cool if they chose what they would like.  It turns out that did not work too well for M, but O was excited to have some Spider Man PJ’s.  We found some flannel at the local Joann’s and off we went.

I have a good easy pattern that I had made up for O before, Simplicity New Look 6090, and knew it would fit him well.  I simply sized up .  I added a long sleeve to the top since I wanted him  to be able to wear them during the transition season.  The flannel is medium weight and I knew this would work well through at least November.  Then he will need heavy duty footie jammies too.  I am holding out for the revised Classic Footie PJ’s from Amy at Peek-a-Boo.

spiderman  pajamas

The bottoms are a simple elastic waist straight leg.  Nothing fancy.  The top has a little more style with the crossover look on the top.  This is easy to achieve.  The front is one piece and then I simply applied the bias tape from one shoulder to the armhole and then from the center front to the other shoulder!  Looks like a fancy piecing process, but shhhh don’t tell it was really easy.

spiderman  pajamas

The back closure is  a loop and button at the top of the keyhole.  The top is not lined, there is a simple facing on both the front and the back.  So for a fast and easy project these cannot be beat!

Sometimes we just need to go back to what is familiar.  I have been working on learning all the new capabilities of my new machine.  I purchased a Janome Memory Craft.  I have sewn with Janome machines in the past and they have served me well.  I am sure this one will too.

Do you have favorites that you make when you just want it to work?  No worries about trying to decipher a new pattern or a designer that you have never worked with before.

Happy Sewing,



  1. Congrats on retiring..li bet you’re counting the days:) I look forward to seeing more of you! Be sure to show off the new machine- I’m (back) in the market for a new one! And great tip for making a faux crossover top:)
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  2. Lovely PJ’s :) I sew on Memory Craft (only about 25-30 years old from an op shop haha), and i love it :)
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  3. Ooh a memory craft. Do you love it now that you’ve used it for a bit? If I get a new machine, that’s the direction I’m headed. I have an old lower priced janome that I love.
    That pj top really fooled me into thinking it was pieced. What a great idea :)
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