Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Children’s Family PJs by Rebecca Page

I was able to get my holiday sewing started early with the new Children’s Family Pjs pattern for Rebecca Page last month as a brand ambassador for them.  I am often a last minute type of sewist so having my kids’ Christmas pajamas finished (and photographed!) before December first is a huge accomplishment for me!

This pattern comes in a large size range from 12 months up to size 12 which means it will fit all of my kids without buying baby sizing as well!  It features 2  bottoms (shorts or pants), 2 sleeves (short or long) and has optional accents such as pants inseam pockets, chest pocket and piping!  This pattern is for woven fabrics such as flannel, satin, cotton, etc.  This is also the perfect time of year to score some great deals on flannel to stock up for these pajamas!

I sewed up 8 pairs (yes EIGHT) for my kids!  I sewed up a non-Christmas pair in shorts and short sleeves for each of them to wear year round and then sewed coordinating Christmas pairs in pants and short sleeves (because Florida) as well.  I skipped the piping and chest pocket on all of them but did add the inseam pants pockets to all but the baby pairs.  I used flannel (all found at Joann) and snaps (instead of buttons) for all of the sets.  I did some size grading as well and found it very simple to do resulting in that perfect fit on every pair.

This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here (and also comes in both mens and ladies sizes!) and sew up all the matching family pajamas!  I’d love to see what you create:)



Craft Tutorials

DIY Embroidery Hoop Ornament

I have been obsessing over embroidery hoops lately.  I love them for wreaths, wall decor, just about anything!  When we started decorating for Christmas this year I knew I wanted to incorporate them into our tree as ornaments.  These were SO quick and easy so I put together a quick tutorial for you to add these to your Christmas tree too!

First, we need to get together our materials.  You will need the following:

*Fabric, Approx 1/4 Yard:  I used a buffalo plaid flannel from Joann

*3″ or 4″ Embroidery Hoops:  I got a 10 pack of 3″ hoops from Amazon Here

*Heat Transfer Vinyl

*Twine or String of Your Choice

*Optional:  Spray Paint, Additional Decorative Accents such as Greenery


I opted to spray paint my hoops gold to match my color theme on the tree.  After the hoops are painted you will trace the hoop onto paper to make a template for cutting your fabric.  Add approx 1/4″ to your circle to allow room for the fabric to be pulled taut into the ring. Once you have your template go ahead and cut your fabric.  I found it easier to cut on the fold to get a more uniform circle.  Cut your heat transfer vinyl designs as well.  I used the same design on all 10 of my ornaments and purchased it in the Silhouette Design Store.


After you have everything cut and heat pressed you add them to the hoops.  Be sure the design is centered and the fabric is pulled taut before tightening your hoops.  After they are all put together I went ahead and cleaned up the backs by heat sealing the frayed threads.  I also needed to add just a dab of hot glue to the tops under the screws to keep the fabric laying flat in that tiny spot.  Finish them off by tying twine or other string to the tops to hang them on the tree.  You can also add greenery or other decorative accents if you desire.





These ornaments look so pretty on our Christmas tree and tie the colors together so perfect!  I can’t believe how fast and easy there were to make, I will be adding more of these soon.  I can’t wait to see what you create for your embroidery hoop ornaments as well.

Merry Christmas!