Embroidered pajamas for the holidays #12Projects12Months

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This past August, on a whim, I purchased an embroidery machine. (<–affiliate link)  I had big plans for this machine….and I didn’t even take it out of the box until the end of October. I made my first applique just over a week ago. The poor machine deserves to be used.

I underestimated how tough embroidery can be. I can make cute designs, but if I screw up, it takes a lot to get the stitches out. And I’ve made a lot of mistakes just in the first design. My gingerbread boy long sleeve shirt.


What you can’t see is that when I was sewing him onto the shirt, the machine actually sewed just outside of the fabric on the top left….so he’s glued with fabric glue in that area.

And now? Now I’ve embroidered a pair of Christmas pajamas for my son. I’m super excited about them. (Oh, and on that same whim in August, I ordered a lot of blank pajama sets, just for embroidery.) The one thing I realized as I was in the middle of this project is that it would have looked better on the green pajama set. (Never fear. I have those too. He may have new pajamas for every night in December.)



My boy loves the reindeer and totally got that the design was a reindeer when I showed it to him. That makes me happy.

If you’re in the market for some cute pajamas for your child this Christmas – or a fun shirt! – contact me. I’m hoping to have things listed in my Etsy shop by the end of this week too. (And I’ll be stopping orders at a reasonable time to spend holiday time with the family. It’s only fair to all of us!)

Do you have a tradition involving Christmas pajamas? We haven’t, but I’m thinking this may be the start of a new tradition.

This is my TWELFTH project in my quest to complete 12 by the end of the year! See project 1 | project 2 | project 3 | project 4 | project 5 | project 6 | project 7 | project 8 | project 9 | project 10 | project 11 in previous posts.

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  1. I love the reindeer pajamas, and I think it looks great on the red! The gingerbread one is cute too. I have always wanted to learn to embroider.

  2. Those are so cute. I just unpacked my sewing machine from our move and can not wait to start sewing again.

  3. The PJ’s turned out super cute. I would love to have an embroidery machine. I will make sure I check out your Etsy shop.

  4. Those are SO cute!! The past few years I have developed a thing for gingerbread stuff (not eating it, but like gingerbread houses and gingerbread men designs on clothes and such). Funny how we develop new “obsessions” …. lol. My MIL bought an embroidery machine a number of years ago and now that she is retired I hope she will start using it. She is very talented when it comes to that stuff!

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