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.

Polar Express pajamas

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.

Polar Express pajamas

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.

Polar Express pajamas

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.

Polar Express pajamas

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

Polar Express pajamas

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. 

Polar Express pajamas

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

Polar Express pajamas

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!}.

Polar Express pajamas

Polar Express pajamas

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

Polar Express pajamas

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

Randi

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