Saturday, September 13, 2008


I like to support independent fabric stores whenever possible. Last week, Cloth & Bobbin, an independent quilting shop, celebrated their 1st anniversary. One of the activities was sewing pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. I wanted to do something charitable with my sewing (and establish some good sewing Karma), so I decided to go to the celebration, even though I won't quilt (Don't ask me). I don't quilt, but I saw lots of cotton fabric I liked. It's bad luck to go into a fabric shop and not buy anything, so I bought two pieces from the sale table to use for pajama bottoms. I added t-shirts from Old Navy and – Voila! – I have decent sleepwear!

I used Simplicity 9330. These shorts were so quick to make - I traced and cut these in the morning and sewed them later that evening. I'm going to be making more of these.

My next BWOF project has (ominous da-dummmmm) DOUBLE WELT POCKETS!!!! I consider these pajama bottoms a sewing no-brainer – something to purge any sewing tension I might feel and something look back on if and when the welt pockets frustrate me.


  1. Cute and a nice break from some of the more labor intensive projects.

  2. These are really nice. I may have to copy what you did.