Pj’s made from Vintage Sheets

Here’s another Vintage Sheet project.

Easy to do only 3 seams and some elastic.
I love how the PJ bottoms
turned out.  This is an easy project to make if you have limited 
sewing skills.

I used my favorite flannel pajama bottoms as a pattern.
They were full of holes in all the wrong places,
so after saying goodbye; into the
burn pile they went.
That’s ok, I instantly decided the vintage sheet pj’s 
would become my new favorites.  
They are so soft
and comfy.


  1. Lay sheet flat and fold from both sides into the middle (right sides together).  Position your current pj bottoms with the outside seam on the fold line. This will give you two spots to postion your existing pattern (favorite pj bottoms).  Use the bottom side of the sheet as your ankle seam. (One less cut to hem) Cut pattern 1/2″ larger than your existing pj pants.
  2. You will cut two legs.
  3. Stitch the inside seam of each leg from ankle to crotch (right sides together).
  4. Turn legs right side out and pin the crotch area together.
  5. Sew the crotch area shut.
  6. At this point you will have a pair of bottoms with no waist band.
  7. fold over the top and allow enough room to insert elastic.  Sew all but a 2 inch space (you will leave this open to insert elastic in).
  8. Insert elastic.
  9. Sew both ends of elastic together.
  10. Sew the 2″ space at the waistband close.
Easy 3 seam PJ bottoms complete!


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  1. LOVE these. I have drawers full of vintage sheets. Think I can spare one or two for some comfy pj pants!! Only, for me, I think I will do shorts.
    xo Kris

  2. Cute pj pants! Old vintage sheets are so soft and comfy! Love the feel of them.


  3. I actually think I might be able to do this…even with my limited sewing skills! So cute!

  4. They do look comfy. I have a pair of pajama pants that my daughter wore in college before passing them on to me. That’s been about 15 years ago and I’m still wearing them!

  5. There was a time when I sewed everything I wore and the same for my daughter. Working and failing eyesight made me stop sewing as much, but these PJs tempt me.

  6. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial on these PJ’s! They were so fun and easy to make!

    I found you on Pinterest and linked to your instructions on my blog today, Pin It! tried and True Tuesday #13.

    Love my “new” PJs from vintage sheets.

    Thanks again!

    1. How sweet thank you for letting me know I hop over and see 🙂

  7. Stephanie says:

    Be sure to cut back crotch seam longer or they will rid up

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