Polar Express Pajamas

I shared these Polar Express pajamas at One for the Boys at Twin Dragonfly Designs a few days ago.  If you missed it, here’s a rerun.

This time of year The Polar Express is pretty popular at my house. My little guy loves it. We even had a fun Polar Express playdate last year.

I decided to make some Polar Express pajamas for Luke to wear during the Christmas season.

I chose fabric that was a bit more updated and fun than just plain navy {Polar Express always makes me think of navy} and I paired it with a bit of red.  I cut standard pajama pieces, following a pattern, and added pieces for cuffs and a pocket.

I sewed the red cuff pieces onto the bottom of each leg piece and then followed the regular pattern directions to finish the basic sewing.

I attached a simple pocket to the back of one leg piece and frayed the bottom of the fabric to symbolize the ripped pocket in the story.

I also sewed the bottom of the pocket with an uneven zig-zag style stitch to give it more of a torn look.

On the inside top of the pocket, I stitched a small loop that can hold a detachable bell.

The cuffs were folded in half and turned inside, then stitched in the ditch so the stitching doesn’t show from the outside.

A silver bell {found at most craft stores this time of year} was slipped onto a ribbon, sewn at one end, and attached with velcro at the other end. 

The bell can be slipped through the pocket loop during playtime but removed at bedtime.

My little guy loves his Polar Express pajamas and can’t wait to wear them to Polar Express day at school {kindergarten is so awesome!}.

“Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.”  The Polar Express

Wishing you a season of jingling bells and boy-style fun!


I’ve started truncating my posts … please pop over to my blog to read the rest!
Randi Dukes About Randi Dukes

I’m Randi, a wife and stay-at-home mom of five kids, ranging from preschool to high school. I love strong coffee, craft and DIY projects, my planner, my laptop, and my big ol’ family. When I’m not creating something for my blog, I can be found in the car, running kids from one place to another. I’m the one knitting at the red light.


  1. Hands down our fav Christmas movie, my boys would go nuts for this, love it! Maybe next year I will throw them a little Polar Express party : )

  2. Very cool!

Speak Your Mind