Project Polar Bear PJs
Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Level: Beginner
Holiday pajamas are so cute and popular, so why not make matching ones for everyone in your family! These embroidered polar bear jammies can be made for adults and children, and are perfect for a Christmas card photo! Download instructions. Download adult-size applique.. Download child-size applique.
Prepare t-shirt for embroidery
Turn t-shirt inside out and Iron on fusible poly-mesh to inside front of t-shirt
Hoop t-shirt with tear-away stabilizer
Place hoop in machine
Embroider color 1: “merry christmas”
Embroider color 2: placement line for red cap
Center red flannel over placement line
Embroider color 3 and sew down line
Trim away excess
Embroider color 4, satin stitch outline and the completed hat
Color placement line for Polar Bear
Center polar fleece on placement line and sew Color 7, the sew-down line for polar bear. Trim to sew down line.
Sew color 7, satin stitch, hat band and ball
Sew color 8, ears
Sew color 9, nose
Sew color 10, eyes
For the pajamas:
Prepare your serger for a 4-thread overlock stitch.
Use needle positions 01 and 02, and set the stitch length to 2.75 and the stitch width to 6.5
Cut out the fabric according to pattern instructions.
For each leg piece, put right sides together and pin. Serge along the straight seam on the inner leg.
Place one leg inside the other, right sides together. Stitch crotch seam.
Turn one leg inside out. Slide one leg inside, right sides together. Once leg is inside other, turn to expose crotch seam and serge.
Measure waist and cut elastic to size. Divide elastic into quarters and mark. Mark waist of pants, as well.
Serge elastic ends together, right sides together creating a circle of elastic.
Mark center front and center back of pants.
Serge elastic to top outside edge of pants.
Stretch elastic as you serge so that the quarter marks match the center back and center front marks and side seams.
Serge around top of raw edge
Cover stitch or use sewing machine to stitch hem in place.
*Note: you may use seams-great to sharpen your hemline. Simply iron to wrong side of hem, turn up, and wobble stitch.