Kids of all sizes love snuggling up in a pair of cozy, footed pajamas ... including the 18-inch variety!
Also known as a blanket sleeper, these PJs are stretchy and form-fitting. Suitable only for four-way stretch knits, they can be made of a variety of weights and textures, from thick and furry fleece to thinner, lightweight fabrics. You could even recycle your favorite t-shirts!
Options for the collar and cuff in this PDF pattern include using the same fabric as the body or a contrasting fabric. For a realistic touch, try using textured fabric for the soles. (You wouldn't want your doll to slip!) Fairly simple in construction, these jammies go together quickly for most beginner-level seamstresses who aren't afraid to tackle a zipper.
– 1/2 yard 4-way stretch knit fabric, such as stretchy polar fleece, t-shirt knit, ribbing (NOT suitable for fabrics without a significant amount of stretch in both directions)
– scrap contrasting knit fabric for collar and cuff ribbing (optional)
– 6-inch nylon zipper
Matilda Jo Originals, including the brands Matilda’s Closet and AptOne8, is not affiliated with American Girl® or Mattel®. No endorsement is implied.