I just thought I’d quickly pop by to share two little presents made out of old pyjamas…

First up… in my stocking this year, my mum tucked in the best little gift ever.


Home made hankerchiefs! Two sweet hand stiched squares of soft bright fabric for my nose.

Does the pattern look familiar? She made them out of the hat that I made her for her birthday out of my old pyjamas. You don’t get more eco friendly and reused than that. Plus, who doesn’t love stocking stuffers with a bit of history?

I love using hankerchiefs when I have a cold (so much softer on poorly noses) and these ones bring a little bit of the comfort of mum to me here in London. And whaddaya know? I have a traditional post-Christmas cold. Sniff sniff!

Second pyjama project… I made this funny looking little cat out of an inside out pair of cotton terry pyjamas.


He’s a present for one of my dear friends for our home made secret santa that we do every new year down by the sea in Devon. (Don’t worry, she doesn’t read this blog.)

I know he’s a bit odd looking and I shouldn’t be so proud of him but he’s the first thing I’ve sewn from scratch and using a machine so I’m a little bit in love with him. I’ve named him Pyjama and I’m glad he’s going to a good home.

In my next post I’ll show you a few more pictures of Pyjama (humour me?) and a link to the pattern and tutorial I used.


  • Melissa
    December 30, 2011 - 12:02 am | Permalink

    Luv these ideas on how to re-use old pajamas! That cat stuffed animal is SO cute!

  • Clair
    January 3, 2012 - 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Both projects are so incredibly sweet and lovely!P.S. We spell it “pajamas” here in the US, but I am officially switching to British spelling…something about “pyjamas” sounds so much snugglier.

  • Annabel Vita
    January 4, 2012 - 8:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks both. I only just learnt that we spell pyjama different too!

  • Melanie @ Mailbox Journey
    January 4, 2012 - 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Awesome job on the cat!

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