10 June 2020

Meet the Jaimie Pyjama Pattern - With Free Video Tutorial!

Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Who wants to hear about the latest sewing pattern to join the Tilly and the Buttons family? All of you? Yay! Meet your new handmade wardrobe must-have, the Jaimie pyjama bottoms and shorts.

Photographed before lockdown, the Jaimie PJs are an ideal sewing project for beginners, and a satisfyingly speedy make for more experienced stitchers. Super comfy, they're perfect for sleeping, lounging, and working from home - just throw on a smart blouse and you’re ready for your Zoom meeting!

We wanted to make this pattern as accessible as possible for new stitchers, so before lockdown we filmed a free video tutorial where Tilly takes you through making the Jaimie pyjama bottoms from start to finish.

Since it's a great pattern for teaching people to sew, and since we often get requests for patterns for teens and tweens, we've added an extra small size to this pattern - equivalent to UK size 4 / US size 0 / EUR size 32.

AND it's available at a special entry-level price of just £12 for the printed version, or £9.50 for the digital version :)



Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE DESIGN

The pattern is named after Tilly's sister-in-law Jaimie, who knows how to work like a boss and chill like a queen!

The perfect PJs for all year round, you can make them either full-length or as flirty boyfriend shorts. The relaxed-fit leg and elasticated waist make them oh so comfy to wear and easy to fit too. Add an optional drawstring for a cute extra detail, or you can use the drawstring in place of the elastic if you don't have any to hand.

You’ll never want to get dressed when you’re wearing your Jaimie jammies!

Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

THE SEWING PATTERN

Our award-winning sewing patterns feature clear instructions with step-by-step colour photos to guide you through the project. The pattern pieces themselves are clearly labelled so you can see which seam is which and how they go together.

The Jaimie pyjamas are suitable for all stitchers, including novices. There's a free video tutorial to accompany the pattern instructions, where Tilly guides you through each step from start to finish.

The only vaguely fiddly part is the buttonholes, but these are for the optional drawstring only, so you can always leave them out. If you do want to have a go at sewing buttonholes, we have made videos on how to sew both one-step buttonholes and four-step buttonholes (depending on your machine) - go check them out!

We've also posted some resources for you to check out on the dedicated Jaimie page on the blog, including zigzag finishing. Even though they're very simple to fit, we're going to publish a blog post very soon which will explain how to choose your size and make any simple fitting adjustments to your pattern. As always, Louise is going to share with us some drool-worthy fabrics and PJs inspo to get your creative juices going. 

Order the printed sewing pattern and we'll send you a beautiful package in the post, with full-colour instruction booklet. Made in the UK, our patterns are printed on durable paper which you can use again and again without it tearing or scrunching up. As well as our online shop, you can buy them from fabric shops and department shops around the world - check out our list of stockists.

Prefer to print your own pattern? Buy the digital version and you'll get an email in an instant with a PDF to download. You can either print it at home on A4 or Letter size paper and stick the sheets together, or send the A0 version to a copyshop or pattern printer to print full scale.

Both versions are available at our entry-level price reserved for our easiest of peasiest patterns :)

Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the ButtonsJaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons
Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

SIZING AND SUPPLIES

The Jaimie pyjamas are available in eleven sizes, from UK 4 – 24, US 0 – 20, or EUR 32 – 52. You can see the exact body measurements on the sizing chart. We added an extra small size especially for this pattern as we reckon they make a perfect project for teens and tweens taking the first steps on their sewing journey. The pyjama bottoms are easy to shorten depending on the maker's height - we have a dedicated blog post which covers lengthening and shortening pattern pieces with more into.

Jaimie works with easy-to-find, easy-to-sew fabrics such as cotton lawn, shirting, flannel, quilting cotton and double gauze. If you're a more confident stitcher you could also try a delicate viscose (rayon) for a more floaty look.

The brilliant thing about Jaimie is you don't need that many notions to make it - hooray! Check out the online shop page for more details on exactly what you need. We've designed the pyjama bottoms to have an elasticated waist with an optional added drawstring, however, if you can't get your hands on elastic at the moment that's no problem! You can leave the elastic out and use the drawstring alone to cinch in the waist.

Jaimie pyjama bottoms, trousers, pants and shorts sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Excited to make the Jaimie pyjama bottoms or shorts? Grab a copy from our online shop today!

We LOVE seeing your progress shots and finished makes so don't forget to tag us on Instagram @TillyButtons using the hashtag #SewingJaimie - we can't wait to see what you make!

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Author: Nikki Hoar
Photography: Jane Looker
Makeup: Laura Anne
Gorgeous Models: Megan Valero @pigeonwishes and Jess Burrell @jessbrll
Teal double gauze: Higgs & Higgs (gifted)
Pink Ruby Star cotton: The Fabric Fox (gifted)
Stripe cotton: Fabworks