Apparently it's not too early to start thinking about Christmas. My parents were in Costco over the weekend and said that the store is already selling an array of Christmas decorations and products. And just this morning, I paid a visit to my local fabric store, where I saw a wide variety of Christmas fabrics for sale. Knowing that the retailers are already promoting Christmas items makes me think that it might not be too early to start planning Christmas gifts, especially for those of us who plan on sewing gifts. Please, don't be like I've been in past years and wait until the last minute! When I was a kid, I used to wake up super early to see what Santa had put in my stocking and underneath our Christmas tree. In recent years, however, I've awoken super early on Christmas mornings because I needed to finish and wrap some sewing project I'd been working on as a gift.
All that being said, the 2 Hour Pajama Pants from Simplicity 5314, 2 Hour Sleepwear, has been one of my go-to patterns for gifts. My parents love these pajama pants so much and have come to expect a new pair each year. My father, who we like to call Mr. Christmas, really enjoys Christmas-themed prints and will even continue to wear them year round.
My favorite fabric to use for these pajama pants is flannel. But seeing as flannel tends to shrink quite a bit over time, I always add at least a 2" cuff to the hem. In my personal opinion, pajama pants are more comfortable if they are on the longer side anyway.
Here are some of the fabric prints I have used to make pajama pants from over the years: