T-Shirt to Pj Refashion

Hi all! MammaNene from Serger Pepper here! As you may know, I have a deep passion for refashion and tutorials, so today I’d like to show you how to transform two t-shirts from the Thrifty Shop (or from Hubby’s drawer) into the cutest pajama your daughter’s will ever have, with a smart touch: re-use some original feature to save your precious time and some headaches too!

T-Shirt to Pj Refashion

Serger Pepper - Guest Post on TitiCrafty - Refashion T-Shirts to PJ


Let’s talk about materials you need:

2 t-shirts, the bigger the better (I went with two contrasting colors/patterns because I love colorblocking!)
Serger Pepper - Guest Post on TitiCrafty - Refashion T-Shirts to PJ
Other things you’ll need:
  • an old pj (right size or small/short)
  • 2,5 cm height elastic for the waistband (long as your model’s waist, mine was 50 cm)
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • pins
  • thread
  • paper
  • pen
  • serger (optional)

Consider that I made this pj for my daughter, who is 5 years old. If you need to make a bigger one, you should consider: a) find Very Big T-shirts b) sew together fabrics from different t-shirts to have bigger fabric pieces to work with! Start trying to figure out how to lay your pj’s pieces on t-shirts, to have less leftovers. I decided to reuse the neckline and shoulder seam from the dark blue one (it was small for an adult head, then perfect size for a girl) and the hem from the pink one: this will save me a lot of time and worries! Maybe your T-shirts aren’t exactly the same as mine, but this is the what I love in refashioning: no twin clothes! Leave your imagination fly, no patterns here!

One more thing: seeing we’re sewing with knits, remember you’ll need to use a ballpoint needle and, if you like, check some more tips (my 30 best ones) in one of my latest posts about this topic! If you have T-shirts similar to the ones I used, or you’re a beginner in refashions, I’m showing you step-by-step what I did: feel free to ask me for help or suggestion if you’re stuck! Cut out sleeves (and set aside) from the t-shirt you want to keep the neckline and cut horizontally a couple of inches below the neckline on both front and back. Don’t do like me that I forgot to cut sleeves first (as you can see in this picture and the others to come!), it’s better if you cut them out now!



Till Next time!

My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

1 Comment on " T-Shirt to Pj Refashion "

  1. Camila

    What an adorable pj set! And I love the color blocked effect! Nice work, Irene! :) Lisa

Leave me your lovely thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.