Tilly and the Buttons Joe PJ Bottoms/Shorts

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Buy the Men’s Joe Pyjama Bottoms and Shorts sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Brother to the 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 an optional drawstring detail. The low-rise, elasticated waist and relaxed-fit leg make these PJs oh so comfy for lounging.

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

– 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 and viscose (rayon).

Fabric requirements: 

140 cm (56″) wide fabric: Shorts, 1.2 – 1.4 m (1 3/8 – 1 5/8 yd) // Bottoms, 1.8 – 2.5 m (2 – 2 3/4 yd).

115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Shorts, 1.3 – 1.4 m (1 1/2 – 1 5/8 yd) // Bottoms, 2.3 – 2.5 m (2 1/2 – 2 3/4 yd).

Sizing: Men’s 28 – 46. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

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

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (30 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets).

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape

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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