It’s the final countdown!
Woohoo! If you’ve stuck with me this far, you’re a friend for ever. Today we are going to hem our pyjamas. The final push across the finish line to be hugged by our family and friends.
If length is important to you, you might want to slip your PJs on and ask someone to mark where you’d like the length to end. Or remember the inside leg length you measured right at the start of this exercise. Mark your PJs accordingly.
Turn your pyjamas inside out and take them to the ironing board. I use a sleeve board to press my hems. Turn over a scant 6mm and press. Turn over another fold and press again. I just eyeball this stage. Pin as you go.
Take your PJs to the sewing machine. You’ll need to remove the extension table to slip your hems beneath the needle:
Then, you know, sew! You might consider choosing a contrast thread and a decorative stitch. I used bright pink thread for this final stage. I’m lucky enough to have some embroidery stitches on my machine, so I went with a little flower design:
We’ve finished! One brand spanking new pair of pyjamas, and maybe some new sewing friends.
So, from 7am tomorrow I’ll share the big reveal of me wearing my pyjamas. A few other peeps may feel inclined to share details of their makes to enter the Giveaway Of Awesomeness. Party!!!
That’s not all. There will be a few special blog posts lined up on the day. After all, what’s a Pyjama Party without friends, fun and games?