Harry Potter Pajama Pants Tutorial

Gryffindor Harry Potter Pants at Rae Gun Ramblings

At Snap! they had a handmade pajama party one night and I knew that I wanted to wear some handmade pj’s that reflected me. So I decided to go with some Harry Potter pajama pants, my Make Love Not Horcruxes shirt and my Gryffindor Tie Necklace.

Harry Potter Pajama Pants Tutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings Gryffindor PrideI really love how they turned out. They were really easy so today I’m going to share how to do them yourself.

How to Make Gryffindor Harry Potter Pants at Rae Gun Ramblings

I started by taking the pattern off of my favorite pair of pajama pants. I did this by laying it out and tracing. I go through this technique in my mermaid pant tutorial but my friend Melissa at Melly Sews has an awesome step by step tutorial on how draft a pajama pant pattern this as well. But you can also just use a basic pajama pant tutorial.

Gryffindor Harry Potter Pajama PantsTutorial at Rae Gun Ramblings

Once you have your pajama pant pattern set it aside and make your fabric. I used stretchy jersey that stretches in both directions. I started by cutting my fabric in 5 inch strips and then serged them edge to edge alternating colors until my fabric was long enough to fit the pattern pieces.

Harry Potter Pajama Pants Tutorial-001s

Lay the pattern on the fabric and cut. Then sew it together following the directions of your pattern or my or Melissa’s tutorial. If you follow my method start by sewing the curved edges of the fabric right sides together. Then open up the legs pin at the crotch and sew the inseam (I like to start at the crotch point and sew out and then repeat the other direction.) Next make the casing by folding down the top of the waist and sewing around leaving an opening for the elastic. Cut your elastic about 4 inches smaller than your waist and thread into the casing and then close. If you want hem the bottom of your pants ( I didn’t) and you’re good to go.

Make Your Own Gryffindor Harry Potter Pants at Rae Gun Ramblings

Smile like a ninny because you have taken your fandom to a whole new level! Also don’t make the mistake I did and try to force line up the stripes they shouldn’t line up perfectly if you force it you’ll get a cute twist like mine and you can just all it a design feature like I do ;)

Gryffindor Harry Potter Pants at Rae Gun Ramblings


  1. these are so cute! My 12 YO is looking for a new sewing project I think these are perfect for her (as she’s a huge HP fan too!

  2. I want them. Seriously.

  3. Oh my gosh, this is awesome, Marissa! And I love the group shot!

  4. YES! These are fabulous – we love HP!!

  5. To say I love this would be a huge understatement! I adore them! (and HP too) :D

  6. How cute are you?! I need to make a pair of those!

  7. Oh wow I love them! They are great <3

  8. These look like so much fun, but I’m not sure I’d have the patience to make those trousers! Well done you. :-)

  9. Those are too cute!! You did a great job. I’m always so leery of matching up stripes.

  10. I love Harry Potter more than anything. So therefore I love these pants. But I think I love your shirt more! You have to tell me where you got it!

    Also, I invite you to linkup with our weekly link up


  11. I love this project! I am having serious a serious coveting moment… I love your shirt! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I’m also pinning this :)

  12. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  13. super fun Rae! love them!!

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