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PajamaShortsInstructions
ThepatternitselfcanbefoundherefromSimplicity’sfreePJpantspattern(copyandpastethis
URLifthelinkdoesnotwork):www.bitsofthread.com/wpcontent/uploads/2016/PJPATTERN.pdf
Foldthefabricrightsidesinwith
theselvagesalignedontheleftand
right.Placethepatternonthe
fabricandpin,makingsurethat
thegrainlineisparalleltothe
selvage.
Cutaroundthepaperpattern
throughbothlayersoffabric,snip
yournotchesonthefrontandback
seamsandinseams,thenremove
thepaperpattern
Placepinsalongthetwocurved
sidesofthematerial;thesearethe
frontandbackseamsoftheshorts.
Matchdoublenotchesononeside
andtriplenotchesontheopposite
side.
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Sewthetwocurvedseams,usinga
5/8”seamallowance.Besureto
backstitchatthebeginningand
endofeachseam.
Aftersewingclipcurvestothe
stitching(butnotthrough
stitching).
Opentheshortsandbringtogether
theinseamedges,thenpinand
sewthesetogether,matching
singlenotches.
Sewinseamusinga5/8”seam
allowanceandbackstitchingand
clipcurves.
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Pressfrontandbackseam
allowancesopenandflat.
Next,foldoverupperedgeof
shorts½”andironflatalltheway
aroundthetopoftheshorts
Foldtheupperedgeofshortsa
secondtime,thistime1”(orlessor
moredependingonhowwideyour
elasticis)andironflatalltheway
aroundthetopoftheshorts.You
willthenstitchveryclosetothe
edgeoftheshortstocreatethe
casingfortheelastic,leavinga2”
openingatthebackseamwhere
theelasticwillbeinsertedalter
(seestep8).Backstitchatthe
beginningandendoftheopening.
The2”openingwillbeoverthe
backseam.Youcantellwhichone
isthebackbecausetherewillbe
threeclipsornotches(vs.thefront
seam,whichhasonlytwo).
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Muchlikeyoudidfortheelastic
casinginsteps6and7,foldover
thebottomedgeoftheshorts1”
andthenagain1”tocreatethe
hem.Stitchveryclosetotheupper
edge.Dothisforbothpantlegs.
Measuretheelasticsoitis
stretchedcomfortablyaroundyour
waist,plus1”extraforoverlap.Cut
anyexcess.Putsafetypinsonboth
endsoftheelasticandinchit
throughthecasing.
Oncetheelastichasmadeitall
around,pullalittleextraelasticout
andoverlaptheendsabout1”.
Stitchtheseendstogether(see
step12).
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Stitchendsofelastictogether
severaltimestoreinforcewitha
zigzagstitch.
Stitchtheopeningfortheelastic
closed,followingthesamelineof
stitchesyoumadewhensewing
thecasing.Alldone!
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