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

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Today I’m sharing pajama sewing patterns for men. This includes free pdf patterns, paid pdf patterns, and physical paper ones.

Pj’s are a great DIY gift idea for Christmas, fathers day, and birthdays. They’re practical items that men can get a lot of use out of.

If you want to make matching pj’s for the whole family, check out my other post on kids’ pajama patterns. I also have a post on gift ideas to sew for men.

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Most of the patterns in today’s post 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?

pajama sewing patterns for men

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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 stretch top & pants by Sew a Little Seam

man wearing stretch pajama top and pants in white
Design with placket.
man wearing grey stretch pajama top and pants with contrasting cuffs
Design with cuffs and no placket.

Download now ($5) or join their Facebook group to get it for FREE.

  • Sizes: XXS (32″ chest) up to 5X (50″ chest).
  • Design: this pattern is a semi-fitted pajama made from stretch fabric. The top can be made with short sleeves or long sleeves (hemmed or cuffed). There is also an optional placket. The bottoms can be hemmed or cuffed.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric like cotton spandex, rib knits, thermals, and french terry. Fabrics must have at least 50% horizontal stretch and 25% vertical stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.
  • How to download it: join their facebook group to get the code. Head back to the product page and enter the code at checkout. PS. They’ll ask you to enter your billing info. If you’re uncomfortable with this, you can make up an address.

Free men’s t-shirt by DIBY

man wearing grey t-shirt and free sewing pattern line drawings

Download now ($0)

  • Sizes: chest 34″ – 48″ (86.4 – 121.9cm).
  • Design: it’s a semi-fitted shirt with a high crew neck and 3 sleeve lengths.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 copy shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Free sleeveless tank top / undershirt by Thread Theory

man wearing brown tank top and sewing pattern line drawings

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  • Sizes: XS – XXL.
  • Design: the top features a deep crew neck, large armholes finished with binding, and a patch pocket.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric, specifically tissue to medium weight knits with moderate stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes. If you’re printing this at home, it will use 16 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Free unisex pj bottoms (only) by P4P

men wearing check print pajama pants and shorts

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  • Sizes: XXS – 3XL.
  • Design: these are pull-on pants with an elastic waist and no side seams. The fit is loose. Options include mens/higher rise, women’s/lower rise, short shorts, knee length and pant length with 30″, 32″, 34″, and 36″ inseam lengths. The plus 3x size includes both no side seam and with side seam options. Note: no top is included, it’s just pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes, written instructions and a video.
  • How to download it: Go to the product page and go through checkout. PS. They’ll ask you to enter your billing info. If you’re uncomfortable with this, you can make up an address.

Free unisex pj bottoms (only) by 5 out of 4

pajama shorts and pants line drawings, and 2 men wearing pants.

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  • Sizes: XXS – 5XL.
  • Design: these are loose-fitting, pull-on pants with an elastic waist. Options include regular and low rise, side seam pockets, a drawstring, trim accents on the hem, and cut lines for shorts/capris/pants. Note: no top is included, it’s just pants.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven. If you want to use stretch fabric, they recommend sizing down.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.
  • How to download it: Go to the product page and go through checkout. PS. They’ll ask you to enter your billing info. If you’re uncomfortable with this, you can make up an address.

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PDF pajama sewing patterns (paid)

PJ pants (only) with drawstrings & fly by Thread Theory

black and white check pajama pants with drawstring worn by man

Download now ($11.20)

  • Sizes: XS – 4XL.
  • Design: these are straight leg pajama pants with an elastic waistband. Optional extras include pockets, a drawstring, a button fly, a faux fly, or no fly at all.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric.
  • File format: letter/A4 size (it uses 28 pages), A0 copy shop size, and a paper pattern for $18.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Sweatpants by True Bias

man wearing dark grey sweatpants

Download now ($14)

  • Sizes: waist 28″ – 42″ (71-107 cm).
  • Design: these are modern sweatpants with a bit of extra room around the hips, a slightly dropped crotch, and a skinnier leg. It has an elastic waist with a drawstring, front pockets, and a cuff at the ankle.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric. Specifically medium to heavy weight knits such as french terry, ponte, and sweatshirt knit with a suggested stretch of 40% – 75%.
  • File format: letter size and A0 copy shop size.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Raglan t-shirt by Thread Theory

2 men wearing grey/black/white sweatshirt with sewing pattern line drawing

Download now ($11.20)

  • Sizes: XS – 4XL.
  • Design: This classic t-shirt design has a crew neck, raglan sleeves (perfect for color-blocking), and 2 sleeve lengths.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes. If you’re printing this at home, it will use 27 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Henley top by Thread Theory

man wearing grey henley shirt and sewing pattern line drawings

Download now ($11.20)

  • Sizes: XS – XL.
  • Design: it’s a slim-fitting t-shirt with a 1” henley placket or crew neck, and short or long sleeves.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch fabric. It suits fine and medium weight knits to create a shirt or light sweater.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes. If you’re printing this at home, it will use 35 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Henley top & hoodie by 5 out of 4

man wearing red henley shirt and another man wearing a grey henley hoodie

Download now ($9.95)

  • Sizes: XS – 6XL.
  • Design: it’s a semi-fitted shirt pattern with a henley placket. You can choose from a neckband or hood, short or long sleeves, and sleeve hems, cuffs, or thumbhole cuffs.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Men’s sweatshirt by I Am Patterns

man wearing navy sweatshirt and sewing pattern line drawing

Download now ($11)

  • Sizes: XS – XXL.
  • Design: A classic sweatshirt with sleeve cuffs, a neckband, and bottom band.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • File format: letter, A4, A3, and A0 print shop sizes. If you’re printing this at home, it will use 20-35 pages.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Button-up shirt & pants by Rebecca Page

man wearing blue pajamas with buttons and sewing pattern line drawing

Download now ($14.50)

  • Sizes: XXS – 4XL.
  • Design: this is a loose-fitting pajama set with a button-up shirt and elastic waist pants. You can choose from short/long sleeves, optional pockets, piping, and shorts.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven.
  • File format: letter, A4, and A0 print shop sizes.
  • Instructions included? yes.

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Paper sewing patterns for men’s pajamas

Full pajama set (t-shirt, pants, shorts & robe) by Kwik Sew 4088

men wearing t-shirts, robe, pajama pants and shorts

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  • Sizes: S – XXL.
  • Design: this is a great bundle set of pajama classics: 2 t-shirts (crew and v-neck), shorts, pants, and a robe. The bottoms have a fly opening with 1 button, and a drawstring/elastic waist.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? the pants and shorts are designed for woven fabrics. The t-shirts are for stretch fabrics, and fleece is recommended for the robe.
  • Instructions included? yes.

2-piece set (button-up shirt & pants) by Burda 6741

men wearing pajama sets (button-up shirts, pants, and shorts)

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  • Sizes: US 38 – 48. EU 48 – 58.
  • Design: it’s a classic button-up shirt and pants pattern. The pants have an elastic waistband, drawstring, pockets, and fly opening.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Sweatpants & shorts by Burda 6719

man wearing sweatpants and shorts, and sewing pattern line drawings

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  • Sizes: US 36 – 46. EU 46 – 56.
  • Design: this pattern includes semi-fitted sweatpants or bermuda shorts. They both have an elastic waistband with a drawstring, pockets, and a fly opening. You can choose between a straight hem or cuffs.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • Instructions included? yes

Pajama pants & shorts by Kwik Sew 3793

line drawing for mens pajama pants and shorts sewing pattern

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  • Sizes: S – XXL.
  • Design: These are pull-on pants and shorts with elastic waistbands and fly openings.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Unisex dressing gown & pants by Simplicity 8804

man wearing long grey robe and pajama pants, and sewing pattern line drawings

Buy now (Amazon)

  • Sizes: S – 3XL
  • Design: This unisex pattern includes a robe and pj bottoms (no top). The shawl-collar robe comes in 2 lengths and has pockets. The pj bottoms have an elastic waistband and drawstring.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven fabric for the pants and fleece/interlock jersey for the gown.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Onesie pajamas by Burda 6397

man wearing grey onesie / jumpsuit pajamas, and sewing pattern line drawings

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  • Sizes: XS – XL.
  • Design: it’s a unisex onesie pattern with a hood, long front zip, and pockets. The elastic waist is optional.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? stretch.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Onesie pajamas by Kwik Sew 3713

man wearing red/green check onesie pajama, and sewing pattern line drawings

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  • Sizes: S – XXL.
  • Design: this loose-fitting onesie has a button or snap closure at the front (not a zip), side seam pockets, elastic at the waist, and optional foot covers.
  • Stretch/woven fabric? woven or firm knit fabrics.
  • Instructions included? yes.

Men’s pajama inspiration from stores

I had a look at what department stores are selling a lot of. Men’s pj’s can be summed up in 2 words: navy and plaid. That’s pretty much it haha.

  • I saw a lot of plain t-shirts with short, long or raglan sleeves.
  • 2-piece sets with a button-down shirt were popular.
  • Plaid pyjama bottoms were everywhere.
  • For a more casual look, I saw lots of sweatpants in grey, navy, and black, with matching sweatshirts.

When I was checking out reviews, a common issue I saw was men complaining that slim-fit pajama bottoms aren’t roomy enough at the crotch. If you’re making slim-fit pj’s from woven fabric, keep this in mind. I would consider going up a size, or using fabrics with some stretch.

mens pajamas in plaid fabric
Featured: John Lewis & The White Company.
mens pajamas in grey stretch fabrics
Featured: Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, and The White Company.
men's 2 piece pajamas with button-up shirts
Featured: John Lewis and The White Company.
men's pajama tops
Featured: The White Company and Marks & Spencer.

If you want to buy similar fabric, check out Fabric.com (USA) and Minerva Crafts (UK). They have some of the biggest fabric ranges on the web! You won’t run out of plaid or stretch fabric options. I also recommend looking at their licensed character fabrics if you want fun Star Wars / football team pajamas.



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