25 Pajama & Nightgown Sewing Patterns for Women (9 FREE!)

Today I’m sharing a big list of nightwear patterns for women. Hand-made pajamas make great gifts for yourself and your loved ones, and there are many simple patterns that are suitable for beginners. In this list I’ll go over pajama sets, bottoms, tops, and nightgowns, so you’re bound to find a pattern you love. There are even 9 free PDF patterns included in the list!

Contents list:


Pajama sets:


Relaxed fit pajama set with shorts and a short sleeve top

Download now from The Assembly Line – FREE

  • Sizes: XS – 3XL. Bust: 31.5” – 54” (80 – 138 cm). Hip: 36” – 55” (91 – 139 cm).
  • Design: Relaxed fit, two-piece pajama/loungewear set. Short-sleeved top with wide neckline and grown-on sleeves. Elasticated waist shorts with side seam pockets.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton flannel, quilting cotton, linen, cotton lawn, double gauze, rayon, silk, or crepe.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size, A0 copy shop size is also included. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. There are no fastenings to the top as the neckline is wide enough to pull on. The shorts are elasticated and easy to fit and sew. Choose a stable fabric for an easier sew.

“Devin” classic pajama set with notched collar and full-length bottoms

Download now from Fabrics Store – FREE

  • Sizes: US 0 – 30. Bust: 33” – 54” (84 – 142 cm). Hip: 35” – 58” (89 – 147 cm).
  • Design: Classic style two-piece pajama set. Long sleeve buttoned top with notched lapel. Optional patch pocket. Tapered, full-length bottoms with elasticated waist.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, linen, cotton flannel, cotton lawn, double gauze, rayon, silk or crepe.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size.
  • Instructions: Photo instructions are provided in a separate blog post here.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think the top part of this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist since there are some tricky details like the notched collar and the buttonholes. The pants are a simple design with an elasticated waist, so a beginner could definitely have a go at these.

“Carolyn” pajamas with notched lapel and two bottoms options

Buy now from Closet Core Patterns – $16-20

  • Sizes: US 0 – 32. Bust: 31” – 60” (79  – 152.5 cm). Hip: 33” – 63” (84 – 160 cm).
  • Design: Traditional style pajama set. Shirt style top with rounded notched collar, button front, curved hem, and breast pocket. Long or short sleeves with sleeve cuff.  Elasticated waist pants in full length or shorts length. Cuff detail, pockets, and faux fly detail. Optional piping detail.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton blends, flannel, lawn, double gauze, rayon, challis, silk, or crepe.
  • Format: Sizes 0 – 20 are available as a PDF digital download and paper pattern, and sizes 14 – 32 are available as PDF digital download only. Illustrated instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This better is suitable for an intermediate sewist as it features some advanced sewing techniques such as sewing a notched collar with a facing, buttonholes, a faux fly, and piping detail. 

Misses Button Down Tops and Pants Sets

Buy now from Something Delightful – $3.99

  • Sizes: US 6 – 22. Bust: 30.5” – 44” (78 – 112 cm). Hip: 32.5” – 46” (82.5 – 117 cm). 
  • Design: Traditional style pajama set. Notched collar top with forward shoulder seams and button front. Long and short sleeve views with cuff detail. Breast pocket. Elasticated waist pants with yoke back. Full or short-length with cuff detail and pockets. Optional piping detail.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton blends, flannel, lawn, double gauze, rayon, challis, silk or crepe.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. There’s also a paper version of this pattern. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? The top is suitable for an intermediate sewist as there are tricky details like the notched lapel and the button front. The pants are suitable for advanced beginners, as they are daily simple with an elasticated waist. The piping can be left out for an easier sew. 

“Agnes” pajamas with grown-on sleeves and convertible collar

Buy now from Paper Theory – £14-22 (approx. $16-25)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 28. Bust: 31” – 56” (80 – 142 cm). Hip: 34” – 57.5” (86 – 146 cm).
  • Design: Relaxed pajama set with shirt and pants or shorts. Oversized top with grown-on, batwing sleeves and convertible collar. Patch pockets and button front. Pants and shorts are elasticated with no side seams.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton blends, flannel, lawn, voile, double gauze, rayon, challis, silk or crepe. Can be made as a matching outerwear set from heavier-weight fabrics such as cotton twill, drill or denim.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop and projector file included. There’s also a paper version of this pattern. Illustrated instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? This pattern is suitable for an intermediate sewist. The top has no set-in sleeves, but the collar construction could be tricky for a beginner. The bottoms are very simple, with only one pattern piece. They would be perfect for a beginner.

“Pipit” loungewear set with wide fluted sleeves and shorts

Buy now from Common Stitch – AUD $20 (approx. $13.5)

  • Sizes: AUS 6 – 20. Bust: 31.5” – 44.5” (80 – 113 cm). Hip: 34.5” – 51.5” (88 – 131 cm). 
  • Design: Oversized loungewear set. Top is cropped with a deep V-neck, button front, and large fluted sleeves. Shorts are A-line with elasticated waist and back patch pocket. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, double gauze, lightweight linen, cotton blends, viscose, rayon or crepe .
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. Illustrated instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes, I think an advanced beginner with some sewing experience could have a go at this pattern since the style and construction are simple. 

“Pine Cove” pajama set with wrap style top

Buy now from Itch to Stitch – $12

  • Sizes: US 00 – 40. Bust: 31 ⅛” – 60” (79 – 152.5 cm). Hip: 33 ⅛” – 62” (84 – 157.5 cm).
  • Design: Pajama set with long sleeve top and pants. The top has a wrap style with tie closure, dropped shoulders, and a patch pocket. The pants have an elasticated waist and a straight cut. No tricky closures.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, brushed cotton or flannel for a warmer set or silk for a more luxurious set.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. Illustrated instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think an advanced beginner could have a go at this pattern. The tie closures are a simple fastening technique, and the pants are a simple design with an elasticated waist. 

Gender expansive pajama set and nightgown pattern for wovens and knits (+ Video)

Download now from Ellie & Mac – FREE

  • Sizes: XS – 6XL. Bust: 32” – 62” (81 – 157.5 cm). Hip: 32” – 63” (81 – 160 cm). Two height options.
  • Design: Gender expansive pajama set with top, bottom, and a nightgown. Options for knit and woven fabric. Classic style woven pajama top with notched collar. Elasticated waist woven and knit pants. Shirt style knee-length nightgown with notched collar. T-shirt style knit nightgown.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven or knit fabric like cotton blends, flannel, linen, rayon, fleece, french terry, viscose, satin, silk, cotton lycra, or cotton jersey. 
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file and projector file included. 
  • Instructions: Photo instructions are included. There is also a video tutorial on YouTube
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Some views and options are better suited for beginners, like the pants and the t-shirt style nightgown. An adventurous beginner or intermediate sewist could try the shirt-style top and nightgown. 

Jersey two-piece knit pajama set 

Buy now from Rebecca Page – $14.50

  • Sizes: 1-10 and 6C-15C. Bust: 31” – 76” (79 – 193 cm). Hip: 34” – 80” (86 – 203 cm).
  • Design: Relaxed style knit pajama set. Top is a t-shirt style with a round neckline and option for long or short sleeves with wrist cuffs. Pants are elasticated at the waist.  Option for long or short length. Optional ankle cuffs.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 20-30% stretch. For example, jersey, silk satin or jersey with elastane, double brushed poly, rayon spandex, bamboo spandex, modal, cotton lycra, or ponte.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for a confident beginner since there are no tricky fastenings involved such as zips or buttons. This would be a great pattern to improve your sewing skills with knit fabrics.

“Luna” Pajama Set with tie front top

Buy now from Sew Over It – £11.50 (approx. $13)

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 20 (B cup) 18 – 30 (D cup). Bust: 31” – 57” (79 – 145 cm). Hip: 34” – 60” (86 – 152 cm). 
  • Design: Pajama set with wrap style top and pants. The top has long sleeves and a tie closure at the waist. Pants are elasticated at the waist with no side seam.  
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, rayon, viscose, cotton lawn, cotton voile, double gauze, or linen. 
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. Optional A0 printing service. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for a confident beginner as there are no tricky fastenings, just a tie closure for the top and elasticated waist for the pants. Some sewing experience would be helpful for the facing finish on the top.

“Nocturne” pajama set pattern with front gather detail (+ Video)

Buy now from Sew Liberated – $16

  • Sizes: US 0 – 34. Bust: 31” – 58.5” (79 – 147 cm). Hip: 33.5” – 61” (85 – 155 cm).
  • Design: Two piece pajama set wit top and and pants. The top features a wide neckline with a V notch, slight high/low hemline and three sleeve lengths. Pants are full-length with high and medium-rise options. Inseam pockets and elasticated waist.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton blends, flannel, lawn, voile, double gauze, rayon, challis, silk, or crepe.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. 
  • Instructions: Instructions are included. There are also two video workshops featuring this pattern: Pants workshop, top workshop
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. I think a confident beginner could have a go at this pattern.  Some sewing experience would be an advantage when it comes to the V-notched yoke and the gathering. The pants are to sew, you can choose the mid-rise view for an easier sew.

“Cal” pajama set with tank top and shorts 

Buy now from Seamwork – $16

  • Sizes: US 00 – 26. Bust: 32”  – 54” (81 – 137 cm). Hip: 34” – 58” (86 – 147 cm). 
  • Design: Casual style tank top and shorts pajama set. Top has a racer back and a scoop neckline with partial button placket and curved hemline. Shorts have an elasticated waist, a curved hem and a faux fly.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with 50% stretch. For example, cotton, rayon or bamboo jersey, rib or thermal knits.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 and US copyshop files and projector files included. Instructions are included.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pattern is better suited for an intermediate sewist as sewing the partial button placket and the faux fly on knit fabrics can be challenging for beginners. You can omit these details for an easier sew.

Camisole pajama sets:


“Hoya” pajama set with ¾ length pants and cropped tank (+ Video) 

Download now from Joli Lab – FREE

  • Sizes: EU 34 – 48. Bust: 31.5” – 42.5” (80 – 108 cm). Hip: 34” – 45” (86 – 114 cm). 
  • Design: Two-piece pajama set with camisole and pants. Cropped tank with square neckline and wide straps. High-waisted bottoms with ¾ length and elasticated waist.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton blends, flannel, lawn, voile, double gauze, rayon, challis, silk or crepe.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: Instructions for how to make the pajama set are given in two YouTube video tutorials here and here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. The style of the top and pants are both very simple but some sewing experience would be an advantage since the instructional videos do not feature spoken instructions, only visuals.

“Linden” pajama set with spaghetti strap cami and shorts

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 2 – 30. Bust: 32.5” – 58.5” (82.5 – 148.5 cm). Hip: 34.5” – 63” (88 – 160 cm). 
  • Design: Luxurious sleepwear set with camisole and shorts. Top features spaghetti straps, a high gathered bust and slight bias-cut peplum. Shorts are flared with an elasticated waist.
  • Fabric: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape. For example, silk charmeuse, cotton or silk voile, cotton batiste, or crepe de Chine. 
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: Minimal instructions with a few photos are included in the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate to advanced sewist. There are some difficult techniques involved such as cutting and sewing on the bias and forming the spaghetti straps. Since the instructions are so brief some previous sewing knowledge would be an advantage too.

“BUR7627” Lingerie style pajama and nightwear sets

Buy now from Simplicity – $15.37

  • Sizes: US 10 – 24. Bust: 33” – 45 ¾” (84 – 116 cm). Hip: 35 ¼” – 48” (90 – 122 cm). 
  • Design: Set of luxurious nightwear patterns including a camisole, a nightgown, pants, and a robe with lace trim. Camisole top features spaghetti straps, a gathered V-neckline. Pants are elasticated on the waist.
  • Fabric: Lightweight woven fabrics with drape. For example, charmeuse, silk satin, cotton voile, rayon or cotton batiste.  
  • Format: Paper pattern with instruction booklet included.
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern could suit a very confident beginner. The cami top and pants are both simple but sewing with slippery fabrics like silk would be tricky for someone with no sewing experience. 

Pajama bottoms:


Simple pajama pants (+ Video)

Download now from Sweet Red Poppy – FREE

  • Sizes: US 0 – 40. Hip: 34” – 71” (86 – 180 cm). Also available in kids and men’s sizes.
  • Design: Simple full-length pajama bottoms with elasticated waist and inseam pockets.
  • Fabric: Medium-weight knit fabrics such as cotton, cotton blends, flannel, fleece or stable knits. It can also be made with woven fabrics like quilting cotton by going up a size.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: Step-by-step photo instructions are included within the blog post and there is also an additional YouTube tutorial here.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. This would be a great pattern for a beginner as the style is really simple with no tricky fastenings. The photo and video instructions are clear and easy to follow too.

“Jaimie” relaxed-fit pajama bottoms and shorts

Buy now from Tilly and the Buttons – £13 (approx. $15)

  • Sizes: UK 4 – 24 and 16 – 34. Hip: 31” – 61” (79 – 155 cm).
  • Design: Simple pajama pants and shorts. Low rise, elasticated waist and straight cut and optional inseam pockets.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics. For example, cotton lawn, shirting, quilting cotton, flannel, double gauze, or viscose.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included. Paper pattern is available for sizes 4 – 24.
  • Instructions: Instructions are included with the pattern. A free video tutorial is available on YouTube.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. This would be a great pattern for a beginner as the bottoms are such a simple design, there are no tricky fastenings, and a stable fabric can be used to make the sewing process easier. Tilly and the Buttons patterns always have very clear instructions with photo illustrations throughout.

Unisex pajama pants with elastic waistband

Download now from Patterns For Pirates – FREE

  • Sizes: 2XS – 3XL. Hip: 33″ – 58″ (84 – 147 cm).
  • Design: Pull-on pants with an elastic waistband. Loose fit. No side seam. Multiple lengths: men’s/higher rise, women’s/lower rise, short shorts, knee length, and pant length with 30″, 32″, 34″, and 36″ inseam lengths.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight woven fabrics with no stretch. For example, flannel, cotton broadcloth, poplin, etc.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 copyshop file included.
  • Instructions included? Yes. A video tutorial is also available.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. This is a very simple pattern and the video tutorial would be helpful for a beginner.

Pajama tops


“Polly” Classic pajama shirt with notched lapel

Download now from Sew Mag – FREE

  • Sizes: UK 8 – 24. Bust: 30.5” – 46.5” (78 – 118 cm).
  • Design: Classic shirt style pajama top. Notched collar. Long sleeves. Button front. Patch pocket.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton, cotton blends, flannel, linen, viscose, rayon or crepe.   
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: Instructions aren’t included with this pattern download. They are available on Sew Magazine – Issue: 43 page 32.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. This pajama shirt includes some more advanced sewing techniques such as sewing a notched collar and buttonholes. There are also no instructions included so prior sewing knowledge would definitely be required here.

“Ogden” simple v-neck cami top

Buy now from True Bias – $14-18

  • Sizes: US 0 – 18 and 14 – 30. Bust: 32” – 57.5” (81.5 – 146 cm).
  • Design: Simple style cami top. V-neckline on front and back. Thin straps for the smaller size range, wider straps for the larger size range. Partially lined.  
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight fabrics with some drape such as cotton lawn, light linen, viscose, rayon or crepe.  
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 and US copyshop file included. Paper pattern available for both size ranges. 
  • Instructions: An instruction booklet is included with both versions. There is also a photo sew-along available here, as well as many pattern hacks and tutorials available here
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. The cami is a simple style with not many pattern pieces. Some sewing experience could be helpful with the fiddly details such as lining and thin straps, but you can choose a more stable fabric for an easier sew.

Nightgown patterns:


“Hana” bias-cut v-neck camisole dress

Download now from Mood Fabrics – FREE

  • Sizes: US 00 – 32. Bust: 31” – 59.5” (79 – 151 cm).
  • Design: Bias cut cami slip dress. V neckline at front. Straight back. Spaghetti straps.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight, drapey woven fabricscut on the bias such as cotton lawn, light linen, viscose, rayon, silk, satin, charmeuse or crepe. Stretchy or knit fabrics cut on the straight grain.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. 
  • Instructions: Minimal and vague instructions with no illustrations or photos are included on the blog post.
  • Suitable for beginners? No. Bias cut garments are tricky to sew, and the lack of instructions would make this project more suitable for an intermediate sewist with some sewing experience. 

“B6838” Vintage style diamond neck full-length nightgown

Buy now from Something Delightful – $3.99

  • Sizes: UK 6 – 22. Bust: 30.5” – 44” (78 – 112 cm).
  • Design: Vintage style, full-length nightgown. Very loose fitting with slightly flared silhouette. Sleeveless, short or long sleeved views and three length options. Yoke detail. Diamond neckline with lace trim. 
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight fabrics with some drape such as cotton lawn, light linen, viscose, rayon, silk, satin, charmeuse or crepe.  
  • Format: Paper pattern with instruction booklet included. 
  • Suitable for beginners? I think this pattern would better suit an intermediate sewist. Some elements of the pattern could be difficult for a complete beginner such as gathering into a yoke and forming the diamond neckline. Use a stable fabric to make the sewing process easier.

“Maeve” semi-fitted knit nightgown with adjustable straps

Buy now from Seamwork – $16

  • Sizes: US 00 – 26. (Bust 32” / 81cm) – 26 (54” / 137cm)
  • Design: Semi-fitted knit nightgown with scoop neckline. Princess seams for shaping, adjustable straps.Shelf bra and a small slit at the hem.
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch. For example, cotton, rayon, bamboo jersey, or rib knits.
  • Format: Print-at-home PDF digital pattern in A4 and US letter size. A0 and US copyshop file included. An instruction booklet is included within the download.
  • Suitable for beginners? Yes. Suitable for an advanced beginner with some experience with sewing knit fabrics. The style is relatively simple, but some elements like the princess seams or the shelf bra would benefit from some prior sewing experience.

“V8888” lace slip dresses

Buy now from Something Delightful – $5.99

  • Sizes: 6 – 20. Bust: 30.5” – 42” (77.5 – 107 cm).
  • Design: 2 dresses. Close-fitting, bias-cut slip dresses with lace trim. Delicate shoulder straps. Seamed bodice. Bias-bound armholes. Matching pants and robes are included.   
  • Fabric: Light to medium weight silk, crepe de chine, or lightweight jersey.
  • Format: Paper pattern with an instruction booklet included.
  • Suitable for beginners? The sewing level is described as ‘easy’, however, I think there are elements of this pattern that would prove tricky to a complete beginner. For example, the lace applique, cutting fabrics on the bias, and bias binding.

“V1834” long slip dress with lace

Buy now from Something Delightful – $5.99

  • Sizes: 8 – 24. Bust: 31.5” – 46” (96.5 – 117 cm).
  • Design: Full-length, close-fitting slip dress with lace trim. V neckline. Delicate shoulder straps. Seamed bodice. Bias-bound armholes.   
  • Fabric needed: Light to medium weight satin, crepe de chine, or batiste.
  • Format: Printed pattern in two size groups: 8 – 16 and 16 – 24.
  • Instructions included? Yes, an instruction booklet is included in the pattern envelope.
  • Suitable for beginners? The sewing level is described as ‘average’. I think that the design of the dress is simple, but the slippery fabrics required can be difficult to work with. I think an advanced beginner might enjoy this pattern.  


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This article was written by Sally Gauntlett and edited by Nisan Aktürk.

Sally Gauntlett (author)
Sally started sewing as a child. In 2008, she started a handmade business selling personalized gifts and homeware. She then became a sewing content creator, sharing her makes on Youtube and Instagram. Read more…