Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Flannel - Not just for winter!

It’s Spring in the Midwest! - 

I am a Janome Maker!

The days are longer and starting to become warmer, but the nights are still chilly.  I thought what would be great to make for this type of weather? Knowing summer will be here soon, a sweater was not the answer nor pants.  I thought about a dress, but I just wasn’t feeling choosing a style. Pajamas! Easy, fun pretty.  I did say summer was coming, but it’s still cold at night. I thought about air conditioning and how cold it can be. Flannel!!!  Flannel Pajamas with a hint of summer fun.  Flannel is a great fabric. It’s not just for winter.  It’s colorful, inexpensive and breathable cotton!πŸ’– Off to the store I went to get some flannel and I found a gem of a fabric. I opted for some shorts.

Then I reached for my go to PJ pattern and figured I’d make a “Bedroom Jacket” to match. I was off! Me and Mano my Janome Memory Craft 15000.  This machine is so smooth sewing flannel.

Me gett'n Busy!

Sometimes I feel like I’m cheating the machine sewing such a simple project. But then I remembered that this machine is made to make sewing easy. I used my Dual Acufeed foot which is normal for me.  It allows me to sew fast and not worry about buckled/uneven seams.  I also finished off my seams using my AirThread 2000D serger.  This machine is a dream!! I love to sew with it as I had to change colors during my creative process so the threads would match. Yea, NOT AN ISSUE anymore! Even flannel pajamas deserve my professional and personal touch.  

Added a pink ribbon and All finished! 

Wait!!! This cute pair deserves a matching top. My first attempt was a HUGE fail, to big, to ugly and a huge mess. NO PICTURE’s of the wadder here!! So, I sat staring πŸ‘€ at jam’s thinking what could I make to match this set? Finally, it dawned on me that Mano is almighty! This machine turns into an embroidery unit! I got out the Janome AcuDesign software and found the perfect design for $1! I found some fabric in my stash, set up my machine and got busy.

After I embroidered the glasses, I used my Airthread 2000D again. Loaded it with fuchsia threads and was off! After the main seams, I serged the bottom edge and finished the rest of the top on Mano (my Horizon 15000). I used the lightning stitch and a straight stitch on the collar binding and a twin needle on the arms with contrasting thread. I didn’t even use a stabilizer, which I normally use when working with knits. Look at that stitching!

I love it! Fun Pajamas are a great way to practice sewing and if you are seasoned sewist, they become a great project as you add creativity to the task. I like to be cozy and stylish all year round! Spring/Summer flannel pajamas! Don’t sleep on it!  Pun intended!

Talk Soon,

Keep Sewing!


  1. Love this combo. The print is too cute.

  2. Sew cute! I never thought about using flannel to ward of the AC cold!

    1. Thanks Auntie Carrie!! Yes flannel is cozy and soft!

  3. You go Carol, create on ... FIESTA πŸͺ…

    1. Thanks Monica!! Good to hear from youπŸ˜πŸ‘‹πŸΎ


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