Tilly and the Buttons Joe Pyjama Bottoms and Shorts

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Buy the Joe Pyjama Bottoms and Shorts sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Brother to their popular Jaimie pattern, with a longer and straighter menswear fit, the Joe pyjamas make a quick and easy sewing project. Choose between full-length pyjama bottoms or above-the-knee shorts, with optional drawstring detail. The low-rise, elasticated waist and relaxed-fit leg make these PJs oh so comfy for lounging.

Joe includes Tilly and the Buttons’ award-winning beginner-friendly instructions, with colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium- weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, shirting, quilting cotton, flannel, double gauze or viscose/ rayon.

Fabric requirements: 

140 cm (56″) wide fabric: Shorts (sizes 28 – 36), 1.2 m (1 3/8) // Shorts (sizes 38 – 46), 1.4m (1 5/8 yd) // Bottoms (sizes 28 – 30), 1.8 m (2 yd) // Bottoms (sizes 32 – 36), 2.2 m (2 1/2 yd) // Bottoms (sizes 38 – 46), 2.5m (2 3/4 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Shorts (sizes 28 – 36), 1.3 m (1 1/2 yd) // Shorts (sizes 38 – 46), 1.4 m (1 5/8 yd) // Bottoms (sizes 28 – 30), 2.3 m (2 1/2 yd) // Bottoms (sizes 32 – 46), 2.5 m (2 3/4 yd).

Sizing: 28 – 46. Please check the designer’s size chart.


Matching thread; your low waist measurement in 25mm (1 inch) wide elastic; 2 large safety pins; drawstring version: small scrap of iron-on interfacing; buttonhole sewing machine foot (for drawstring version).

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

30 pages

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