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Jaimie Pyjama Pattern Review ~ Tilly and the Buttons

Jaimie Pyjama’s

Oh I thoroughly enjoyed sewing these Pj’s up, for quickness I made the shorts version plus it’s summer here now too. Tilly has created another fabulous sewing pattern with the Jaimie’s, coupled with her how-to video they make a wonderful starting point to introduce you into sewing. There’s been an extra size added for teens / tweens too so no excuses not to get started here!

MARICE: Height 5ft 1/2″ / Bust 38″ / Waist 32″ / Hips 41″


FABRICS: 1 meter of 100% Cotton Print (Fern)

Jaimie has 2 pattern pieces (plus the drawstring which is optional) making it a simple, quick pattern to trace off, with only a couple of notches and grainline to observe. As with all my dressmaking projects, I have pre-washed my fabrics. Cut out using a rotary cutter, it was ready to sew in no time. I hadn’t planned on any alterations, the shorts are not a close fit, they are supposed to be roomy for comfort.

Alterations : I did make a slight adjustment when it came to the waistband. The elastic I had was 1/4″ narrower than recommended, so I made my 2nd fold over at the waist, a 1/4″ less to better suit what I had.

What I would do next time?: I would add a wee tag to the inside back, or ribbon bow to the outside front, so i instantly know which way round the shorts are.

How long do they take to make?: These can easily be made up in an afternoon. I would consider myself a confident sewist. I was reading the instructions as I went along, and didn’t rush them, nor did I have any distractions, it took me 45minutes (44 to be precise!).

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Tote, Pocket Add-On Pattern

So you’ve made your Tote bag and discovered it’s so basic, there is NO pockets!

We’ve put together a wee free pattern for you, to make a removable pocket you can loop around the handles.

You can download our pattern instructions and photos here.

If you make this we’d love to see photo’s!

Whilst our pattern is FREE, if you wish to continue to SUPPORT OUR WEE BUSINESS especially through these times of having our doors closed, we would be most appreciative, click on this link to make a donation of £3.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts …

Marice & Fiona xx

Not made the tote yet? You’ll find the original post here.

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Tote Bag : our free pattern

Tote bag or ECO shopper, simple enough for beginners to create and a great starting point for improvers to modify, adding pockets and closures.

The humble tote bag is a staple in everyone’s life now. Whether you are here to sew it for the first time, or to adjust it to make the size to suit you, we hope you find the instructions easy to follow.

If you are not brave enough to cut into your ‘good’ fabric this is the perfect project for old duvets and curtains.

Download the INSTRUCTIONS here, there’s a written guide and accompanying photos.

As always we would love to see your makes, you can share via our facebook page or tag us on Instagram #sewweefab … Marice & Fiona xx