Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Upcycled Pajama Infinity Scarf

Joe seems to have an endless collection of pajama pants… probably from years of trying over and over to find a pair that fits his 6’3” frame. Most of the time he strikes out, so after receiving another pair of plaid PJs this Christmas, I asked him if he might surrender a shorter pair and he obliged. I’ve been wanting to make a plaid scarf for quite a while but I can’t seem to find the right fabric and if I find a good plaid, it is never soft and cozy like these worn in pants. Luckily I found a way to upcylce these pants that would have gone to the Salvation Army (perhaps you have some of these lying around that haven’t been worn in ages… or you have teenage boys that outgrow their clothes every 6 months haha).

Upcycled Pajama Infinity Scarf

What you will need:
  • Pajama Bottoms (adult size – the longer the better)
  • The Usual Suspects: thread, sewing machine, pins, scissors

Step One: fold the pants in half and cut below the pockets and crotch seam.

Step Two: Cut the inseam out to make the pant legs straight.

Step Three: Cut bottom hem off.

Step Four: With two pant legs layered one on top of another with right sides in, pin and sew bottom edges together. You will now have a long piece of flannel.

Step Five: Fold your long piece of flannel in half the long way (the hotdog way, not the hamburger way) with wrong side out ( so you should be able to see that middle seam you made sewing the two pieces together). Sew along the longest edge to make a long tube.

Step Six: Turn your tube right side out.
Step Seven: Sew ends together. I prefer to cuff in one side of the scarf and tuck the opposite end inside. This makes for a neat seam and less bulk.

This took about ten minutes, tops. It took me longer to take all of the pictures!
I would love to see this made with different pajamas, imagine the possibilities...

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheers, Bridget

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