Cleopatra Pyjamas for Cats Tutorial


Take the HEM CUFF, fold it in half lengthways and stitch the short seam allowance to form a complete loop.

Repeat this step for the NECKLINE CUFF.



Fold the SLEEVE CUFF in half along its width. Match the raw edges of the folded CUFF to the SLEEVE.

Ease (stretch the CUFF enough to reach from side to side) onto the end of the SLEEVE. Pin and stitch.

Repeat for the BACK LEGS.



Match the back of the SLEEVE to the BACK RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER.

Pin and stitch in place.



Match the FRONT to the front side of the SLEEVE. Pin and stitch as before.



With the garment WRONG SIDES out, lay the FRONT and BACK RIGHT SIDES together.

Pin, stitch, trim and finish from the SLEEVE CUFF to the hem along the side seam.

Clip almost up to the seam allowance at the underarm point to allow the garment to lay flat once turned. If you have finished the seam allowance close to the body this may not be necessary

Repeat STEP 2-5 for the other side of the garment.



Fold the BACK LEGS in half aligning the seam allowances. Pin and stitch.



Match the raw edges of the BACK LEG with the leg opening on the FRONT and BACK pieces. Match the marks. The mark at the BACK LEG central seam line matches to the lower FRONT.

Half of the BACK LEG remains unsewn and becomes part of the hemline.

Pin and stitch.



Skip to Step 11 if you are using the NECK WARMER or Step 14 for the NECKLINE CUFF.

Lay the HOOD pieces RIGHT SIDES together. Pin and stitch around the outside seam line.



Take the HOOD CUFF, fold it in half matching the longest seam allowances. Pin and stitch to the HOOD opening.


STEP 10:

Overlap the two seam allowances of the HOOD CUFF so one is behind then other. Apply the centre of the HOOD CUFF to the centre front of the garment.

Match the centre back of the HOOD with the centre back of the garment. Pin and stitch around.


STEP 11:

Fold the NECK WARMER CUFF in half along the centre fold line.


STEP 12:

Sew the raw edges together.


STEP 13:

Press open the seam allowances. Fold the NECK WARMER CUFF back on itself concealing the seam allowances just sewn and creating a complete loop of doubled up fabric.

Find the centre front and centre back locations on the NECKWARMER and main garment neckline. Match the raw edges of the NECK WARMER to the garment neckline. Pin and stitch.


STEP 14:

Match the centre back and front of the NECKLINE CUFF with that of the main garment.

Ease the NECKLINE CUFF around the neckline opening on the garment. Pin and stitch.


STEP 15:

Find the centre back and front of the HEM CUFF and that of the main garment hem. Mark with pins.

Take the HEM CUFF. Fold in half and align the raw seam allowances to that of the lower edge of the pyjama, beginning by matching the centre front and back marks. Pin and ease it on as you go around. Finish the seam allowance.