Recycled Pajamas

Super-Tip Tuesday
Elizabeth A., a Supermom of one, from Lilburn, GA, said:

I am not crafty or particularly frugal — though I wish I was more of both — but every spring I turn my daughter’s winter pajamas into summer pajamas. We live in Georgia so the winter pjs are not a heavy material, just longer sleeves and pants. I simply cut the pants off at the knees and the sleeves off slightly above the elbows. Then I use my sewing machine to sew a finished edge to prevent the thread from unraveling. I don’t even pin the clothes or anything. I just go for it — they’re just pajamas after all! In the past two years I have bought no more than three sets of summer pajamas! I love the feeling of saving money and taking a used project and making it “new” again!


Great idea Elizabeth — I’ve done this with my girls’ pajamas too, only I’m a bit lazier than you and since our pj’s were knit material, I didn’t even sew the raw edges. Knit fabric won’t unravel, so this is something that can work for even those with zero sewing skills. Thanks again for the Super-tip!!

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