Categories
Sewing Patterns

22 Cute Pajama Sewing Patterns for Kids (4 are FREE)

Heads up: This post includes affiliate links like Amazon ones, so I earn from qualifying purchases (at no extra cost to you). Thanks for using them 🙂

Today I’m sharing a HUGE list of pajama sewing patterns for children. This includes free pdf patterns, paid pdf patterns, and physical paper ones.

Cute PJ’s are the perfect gift for christmas, birthdays, and new arrivals. They’re a practical gift idea that will actually get used.

If you want to make a matching set for the family, check out my post on men’s pajama patterns. I found some incredible freebies!

**One Free Sewing Pattern. Every Thursday. Join the Email List 🙂**

Most of these patterns require woven fabrics like cotton and flannel, stretch fabrics, or fluffy fleece for the dressing gowns.

Fabric.com (USA) and Minerva Crafts (UK) have some of the biggest fabric ranges on the web! They’re a great place to look for pajama fabrics. I especially love their licensed character fabrics – Star Wars pajamas anyone?

22 pajama sewing patterns for kids

Contents list:

Note: girls and boys will fit into most of these patterns.

Note: for UK readers, you might know these as pyjamas instead. And i’ll be talking about “pants” a lot, but I mean full-length bottoms/trousers.


Free pajama sewing patterns

Free pajamas & sleep dress by Ellie & Mac

free sewing pattern for 2-piece pajama set and nightdress worn by 4 kids

Download now ($0)

  • Age: 6 months – 14 years.
  • Design: a sleep gown and sleep set (crew neck top with slim fitting pants).
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter size (it uses 25 pages), A0 print shop size, and a projector file.
  • Instructions included? Yes. Written instructions and a video sewing tutorial.
  • How to download it: go to this page, click “add to cart”, go to “checkout”, create an account, fill out your billing address (hint: if you’re uncomfortable with this, you can make up a billing address and it will work), submit. Click “download files”. They’ll also be emailed to you.

Free Pj pants (only) by Peek-a-Boo

free pajama bottoms sewing pattern worn by girl and boy

Buy now ($5) or join their email list to get it FREE.

  • Age: 3 months – 12 years.
  • Design: loose fitting pajama pants with an elastic waistband. The pattern includes optional pockets and a higher rise in the back for a better fit. Note: NO top is included. It’s just pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven or stretch fabric is fine.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: join their email list here. Once you confirm your subscription, they’ll email you a code. Go to the product page and use the code at checkout. You’ll need to create an account too and enter your billing address (hint: if you’re uncomfortable with this, you can make up a billing address and it will work). The files will be emailed to you.

Free pajama top & pants by DIY Crush

free knit pajamas sewing pattern

Download now ($0)

  • Age: 9 – 12 years.
  • Design: it’s a long-sleeved crew-neck top with slim fitting pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter size (it uses 20 pages).
  • Instructions included? Yes. Written instructions are in this blog post.
  • How to download it: no email signup required. Here’s a direct link to the file.

Free pajama top & pants by Love Sewing Mag

child wearing free pajamas by Love Sewing magazine and pdf sewing pattern image

Download now ($0)

  • Age: 2 – 6 years. (This isn’t on the website or pattern. I had to email the magazine to get this info).
  • Design: It’s a long sleeve top (with a teapot motif) and full-length pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • Instructions included? No.
  • How to download it: go to the pajama page, sign up, then a download button will appear on the page.

Cons:

There are no sewing instructions. To get them, the magazine suggests you buy the download version of issue 39 from www.pocketmags.com. If you already know how to make clothes, you’ll be able to figure it out yourself.

The pattern is a photocopy of a hand-drawn pattern. It isn’t as precise as digitally designed ones. They also forgot to write what size each pattern is for.


Free Sewing Patterns Every Thursday

Free patterns. Your inbox. Beautiful.


PDF pajama sewing patterns (paid)

PJ pattern by Made By Me Patterns

stripe pajama sewing pattern

Buy now ($5)

  • Age: 2 – 10 years.
  • Design: short/long sleeve top and slim-fitting pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: letter size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files are available after purchase. You can find them in your ‘downloads’ page on Etsy.

Button-up PJ set by Peek-a-boo

button-up christmas pajamas worn by girl and boy

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: 3 months – 12 years.
  • Design: Button-up pj set. The pattern includes pants, shorts, long sleeves, short sleeves, plain cuffs, ruffled cuffs, a breast pocket, and piping accents.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files are emailed to you after purchase.

Button-up pj set by Rebecca J Page

button-up pajamas worn by boy

Buy now ($16)

  • Age: newborn – 12 years.
  • Design: Button-up pj set. The pattern includes pants, shorts, long sleeves, short sleeves, piping, and pockets.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files are available after purchase.

Onesie pj’s with zip inseam by Peek-a-Boo

onesie pyjamas with zip worn by kids

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: newborn – 4 years.
  • Design: onesie pajamas with a zip in-seam – perfect for quick diaper changes. You can choose from cuffs or footies, standard or lap neck, and long sleeves with standard or fold-over cuffs.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes. You’ll get written instructions, and you can watch a video tutorial here.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files will be emailed to you after purchase.

Onesie / Long Johns by Peek-a-Boo

long john sewing pattern for kids

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: newborn – 10/12 years.
  • Design: onesie pajamas with a back flap and button-up front. You can choose from a partial or full front placket, snap inseam for easy diaper changes (sizes newborn-4t), and a fake or functional back flap.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files will be emailed to you after purchase.

Onesie pj’s with zipper by Peek-a-Boo

onesie pajamas pattern for kids

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: newborn – 10/12 years.
  • Design: onesie pajamas with a long front zipper. The pattern includes footed pajamas, cuffed pajamas, 2 sleeve lengths, 2 leg lengths, and an optional zipper shield to protect sensitive skin.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes. There’s also a video sewing tutorial.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files will be emailed to you after purchase.

Vintage pj’s (top, nightie & bloomers) by Peek-a-Boo

top and bloomers pajamas worn by 2 girls

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: 3 months – 12 years.
  • Design: A top, nightie, and bloomers. You can choose from basic straps or elasticated straps.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch or woven fabrics are fine.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files will be emailed to you after purchase.

Nightgown pajamas by Peek-a-Boo

nightgown pj's worn by 2 girls

Buy now ($7.95)

  • Age: 3 months – 12 years.
  • Design: This nightgown features 2 skirts with ruffles and 2 sleeve lengths. The front and back necklines are identical, so kids can put it on by themselves; no more backward pj’s!
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size and A0 print shop size.
  • Instructions included? Yes.
  • How to download it: go to the product page and go through checkout. The files will be emailed to you after purchase.

**I Find the Best Free Sewing Patterns and Share Them Every Thursday. Don’t miss out. Join the Email List :)**


Paper sewing patterns for children’s pj’s

These are physical paper patterns that are mailed to you.

Mix ‘n’ match 2-piece pj’s by Simplicity

button-up shirt, top and cami sewing pattern for kids

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 3-14 years.
  • Design: These 2-piece PJ sets include pull-on pants, button-up shirts with short and long sleeves, a long sleeve knit top, and a tank top. It’s designed for boys and girls.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? mostly woven fabric, and stretch fabric for the knit top and tank top.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Top/pants, nightdress, animal sleep mask, & slippers by Simplicity

pajama set pattern and eye mask for kids

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 3-8 years.
  • Design: The pattern includes a dress with ruffles, a top, pants, and adorable eye masks and slippers. The top and dress have a button closure at the back.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? mostly woven fabric, and furry fabric for the slippers (they suggest minky fleece).
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Tops, Pants & Dressing Gown by Simplicity

pajama set worn by girl and boy

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 6 months – 8 years.
  • Design: Toddler and child’s robe, pants, and knit tops with sleeve variations. Add a personal touch with cute trims or initial appliques.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? designs A, B, C, & D are for stretch fabrics. E & F are for woven fabrics.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Button-up 2-piece set & nightdress by Simplicity

button-up pajama and nightdress for boys and girls

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 3 – 14 years.
  • Design: Child, girls, and boys lounge-gown in two lengths, pants, shorts, and pocketed shirt with sleeve variations.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Top, Pants, Shorts, Onesie & Dressing Gown by Simplicity

pattern for kids pajamas and onesies

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 6 months – 6 years.
  • Design: Toddler and child’s sleep shirt, shorts or pants, robe, and footed onesie.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Girls 2-piece set & nightdress by Simplicity

nightgown pajama pattern for girls

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 3 – 14 years.
  • Design: Child and girls lounge dress top with elastic neck, long or short raglan sleeves, and trim variations. Designs A, B, and D have an empire waist detail. The pull-on pants have an elastic waist.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Robe, Onesie, Top, Shorts & Pants by McCalls

mccalls onesie and pajama patterns for kids

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 1 – 6 years.
  • Design: This pattern includes v-neck tops with raglan sleeves, pull-on shorts and pants, onesies, and dressing gowns.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Button-up shirt & pants/shorts by Kwik Sew

button-up kids pajama sewing pattern by kwik sew 3604

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 4/5 – 12/14 years.
  • Design: The top has a button closure, notched collar, and chest pocket. You can choose between short and long sleeves. The pull-on pants/shorts have an elastic waistband.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

2-piece set pj’s & dressing gowns by New Look

kids pajama sewing pattern by new look 6170

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 6 months – 8 years.
  • Design: The top has a front and back yoke, mock wrap neck, and long sleeves. The pull-on pants have an elastic waist. The robe has a shawl collar, patch pockets, and tie belt.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? mostly woven fabric. The dressing gowns can be made from fleece.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Tops, shorts & pants by New Look

kids pajama sewing pattern by new look 6406

Buy now (on Amazon)

  • Age: 6 months – 8 years.
  • Design: This pattern includes 2 top designs. 1 has short/long raglan sleeves and is made with stretch fabric. The other style has short/long sleeves with a ruffle hem, and it’s made with woven fabric. The pants and shorts have an elastic waist and straight/ruffle hems.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? Design A & B are for stretch fabrics. The others are for woven fabrics.
  • Instructions included? Yes.

Pajama inspiration from stores

I stalked some popular department stores to see what they’re selling lots of. Here are the most popular trends I saw:

camouflage kids pajamas
Featured: Marks & Spencer.
kids pajamas with cartoons like mickey mouse, spider man, dinosaurs, and miffy.
Featured: Zara and Marks & Spencer.
animal print kids pajamas
Featured: H&M and Marks & Spencer.
stripey kids pajamas
Featured: John Lewis and Marks & Spencer.
plaid flannel kids pajamas
Featured: Marks & Spencer.

2 great sources for trendy fabric are Fabric.com (USA) and Minerva Crafts (UK). They have some of the biggest fabric ranges on the web! Definitely check out their licensed character fabric for cartoon pajamas.


Related post: 19 Pajama Sewing Patterns for Men (that Look Professional) – 5 FREE

Related post: Free Eye Mask Pattern for Sleeping

Free Sewing Patterns Every Thursday

Free patterns. Your inbox. Beautiful.