Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Beginner's Forum > Boy's flannel pajamas ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Boy's flannel pajamas
Can I use rib knit cuffs?
JilleneD
JilleneD
Advanced Beginner
NC USA
Member since 11/28/08
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

Date: 1/18/09 8:55 AM

I want to make some pajamas for my grandson, a size 7 or 8 from the movie Cars flannel. I already have the flannel and I wondered if I can make the cuffs on them out of a knit. I have never sewn knit cuffs before - I've never sewn a LOT of things before!!

Any suggestions on what to use if you think it's possible? I know they make a tubular knit but someone mentioned it was quite expensive and it could be made from regular knit material Can anyone help me with that?

Thanks for any help you can give me.
Jillene

Therisa
starstar
Therisa
Advanced
MI USA
Member since 4/1/07
Posts: 936
Login to reply to this post

In reply to JilleneD


Date: 1/18/09 10:53 AM

Do you have any regular rib knit? I would measure around the boy's ankle, and use 90% of that measurement for the width.

Then I would use 6 inches for the length.

Cut the fabric such that the ribs will flow lengthwise (ribs will be 6 inches long)

Seam the fabric with a stitch and overlock suitable for knits. Do this in the same direction as the ribs (your seam should be 6 inches long).

Fold the fabric so that the seam is on the inside.

seam and overcast both edges together, now you have a cuff. When you attach it to the pajamas, use a 3/4" seam allowance, then press the seam to the inside and topstitch on pants fabric 1/2" away from seam.

------
Fabric Purchased in 2011: 37 yards
Fabric Sewn in 2011: 0 yards
Current Contest Moderator: Lined Jacket
Current Contest Participant: Mini Wardrobe

Kathi R
star
Kathi R  Friend of PR
Intermediate
CA USA
Member since 2/28/05
Posts: 2096
PR Weekend Volunteer

Going to PR Weekend Austin!
Login to reply to this post

In reply to JilleneD


Date: 1/18/09 11:42 AM

I have made mountains of pajamas with knit cuffs and bands.....the directions just posted are right on. I try to get a cotton/lycra blend knit since it has better recovery than a plain cotton and I don't limit myself to just rib knits...with a touch of lycra any knit will work.

When I find good quality cotton/lycra in a light weight I buy a couple of yards in a variety of solid colors so that I have a stash of knit ready to finish off pajamas.



------
2012 : starting stash 386, net additions 206, used 164, ending stash 428...I'm never going to get in front of this pile of fabric!

diane s
star
diane s  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OR USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4528
Login to reply to this post

Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 12:16 PM

Somtimes with kids sleeves and cuffs, I've had to gather them up just a little before I put the ribbing on. With small ankles or wrists, it's sometimes impossible to get the ribbing tight enough, and a little gathering really helps.

------
My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

JilleneD
JilleneD
Advanced Beginner
NC USA
Member since 11/28/08
Posts: 27
Login to reply to this post

Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 6:30 PM

Oh, great information! Thank you so much.

Karla Kizer
starstarstar
Karla Kizer  Friend of PR
Advanced
FL USA
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 7476
online now
Login to reply to this post

Subject: Boys flannel pajamas Date: 1/18/09 7:01 PM

Socks. Find an appropriately colored, on-sale pair of socks that would fit him (or go up a size), cut the feet off and use the remaining ribbing, attaching the cut edge to the flannel. The other edge will already be finished for you.

------
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Beginner's Forum >> Boy's flannel pajamas

Merchants on PR
SewBaby
Unique Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Budo Bear Designs
Asian Designs
Web site
Patterns from the Past
vintage sewing patterns
Deals!
Elliott Berman Textiles
Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Sewing Basics
Fee: $14.99
(Regular $14.99)
Sewing Basics

Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Simplicity 3881
photo
Review by colourbynu... on 5/11/09
Read Review

Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)
Oliver + S Apple-Picking Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate Coastal Cargoes Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Coastal Cargoes Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 3503
photo
Review by Ejegmama on 8/25/11
Read Review

Sewing Workshop Icon Shirt
Sewing Workshop Icon Shirt

Details
Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Jamie Christina Palooza Apron Pattern (JC309PA)
Jamie Christina Palooza Apron Pattern (JC309PA)

Details
Price: $14.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 1478 Pattern ( Size 7-8-10-12-14 )
Simplicity 1478 Pattern ( Size 7-8-10-12-14 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Butterick 5181 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )
Butterick 5181 Pattern ( Size 16-18-20-22-24 )

Details
Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN