I am still cleaning up the holidays over here. So I thought I would share my last Christmas project.
I decided a couple of days before Christmas to make matching pj pants for my kids. I can make 5 pairs of pants in a day right?
I came across this meme on Instagram from Jen Van Orman (@heritagethreads). I was dying laughing. This was so me!
The hardest part was picking out patterns. I have 5 kids in 5 different sizes. Plus I was trying to have as little waste as possible. I hate wasting fabric! I also had to get everything cut out while they were at school. I wanted to surprise them with new Christmas pjs on Christmas Eve. So I had to cut quick! And while no one was watching. Haha I cut them out on their last day of school! No rush right?
I quickly realized that I needed to label the kids pants since all of them were the same fabric. I debated using tags, but then I thought I could cut out cute patches with my Sizzix. I first cut out a square of felt. I pressed HeatnBond Ultrahold to the back of the felt. I used my Sizzix Big Shot Plus to cut out hearts and stars from the Sizzix Bigz L Die- Holiday Greetings.
After removing the paper backing, I pressed either a star or a heart to the right pant leg. I then tried some free motion quilting to draw their initial on each shape. I am a newbie at free motion quilting, so don’t look too close!
I loved creating these pants. And I made it by Christmas Eve! My kids really loved seeing their initials. And they were totally surprised! Mom win!
Now I’m off to clean up the rest of the holidays! I love the holiday season, but wow, does it make a mess! Wish me luck!