Make a Silky, Satin Sleepwear Set

7 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy


I picked up this gorgeous floral satin fabric from a thrift store a few months back and have been waiting for the perfect project. This satin sleepwear set was the best decision! It’s stylish, comfortable, and super fun to make.

Satin sleepwear

Tools and materials:

  • Floral satin fabric
  • Pattern
  • Chalk
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
DIY satin sleepwear

Cut the front back pieces

Using a pattern (mine is homemade but you can search for a free one online), cut out the top of the pajamas. Simply place the pattern on the fabric (wrong side down) and use a roller knife to cut out the shape. Do this in two steps; front and back.

Sew a satin sleepwear set

Attach the pieces 

Take the front and back pieces that you just cut, place them right sides together, and pin the side edges. Next, use a straight stitch and zig-zag stitch (to keep edges from fraying), to sew the sides together. 

Cut fabric for a slip

Cut more fabric 

Take the front pattern again and place the top half (with V) on the fabric. Cut. (This will leave you with a shorter version of your front cut). Do the same thing with the backside, cutting about nine centimeters (about three and a half inches). 

Sew the insert

Sew together 

Place the newly cut fabrics right sides together and pin to secure. Again, attach with a straight stitch, followed by a zig-zag stitch for a clean finish. 

Sew the straps

Make the straps 

Now, we’re going to cut out the straps. The length of the strap should be 42 centimeters (about 16.5 inches) and the width should be 3 centimeters (a little over an inch). Once cut, cut the strap in half to make two. Next, fold the straps right sides together and sew with a straight stitch. Use a safety pin or stick to turn the straps right side out. 

Satin slip sleepwear set

Connect the top and insert

Fold the top inside out and keep the insert right side out. Then, slip the insert into the cami so that the two pieces are touching right sides together. Pin to secure. 

Attach the straps to the top

Attach the straps 

To attach the straps, insert them in between the two front pieces of the cami. Keep one end of the strap slightly emerging from the neckline and pin into place. Make sure you do this on both sides. 

Insert the straps

Next, slip the straps back up through the back pieces and pin. In the end, your straps should be peeking out from the neckline and the back. To finish, sew with a straight stitch along with all pinned areas. 

Hem the top

Hem the cami 

Double fold the edges of the insert and pin to secure. Then, sew with a straight stitch to hem the insert. Next, repeat the same steps to the edge of the shirt to hem the cami. 

DIY satin sleepwear set

Cut fabric for shorts 

Fold the fabric in two and place the pattern (homemade or otherwise) on top of it - the wrong side. Then trace the fabric with some chalk. Use scissors to cut out the pattern - remember to cut and separate the two pieces of fabric. 

Sew the crotch of the shorts

Sew the shorts

Sew the side curved edges to attach both halves. Next, move the shorts so the seams meet in the middle and align the crotch. Pin to secure. Using a straight stitch, followed by a zig-zag stitch, sew the crotch together. 

Easy satin sleepwear set

Hem the shorts 

Measure out 5 centimeters (about 2 inches) from the top of your shorts and fold over (wrong sides together). Pin to secure. Next, sew the hem using a straight stitch, leaving a once inch gap open.  

Insert the elastic into the shorts

Insert the elastic 

Using a safety pin, loop the elastic through the gap in the hemming. Then, push the elastic through the pants until it emerges on the other side. Tie elastic together and close the gap.

Satin sleepwear set

Hem the shorts 

Double fold the bottom edges of the shorts. Pin to secure and then sew with a straight stitch to finish. 

The finished satin sleepwear set


Take a look at the final product, isn’t it great! This set is so cute, completely one of a kind, and super comfortable. I’m so happy with how mine turned out and can’t wait to see some of yours! 

Suggested materials:

  • Floral satin fabric
  • Pattern
  • Chalk
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3 of 5 comments
  • Nona G.
    Nona G.
    on Jan 7, 2021

    I know how to sew. I love these ideas. I used to make almost all my clothes.

    Don't think mine would short either.

  • Nona G.
    Nona G.
    on Jan 7, 2021

    At one time I was thinking of being a designer.

    Been away from so many new ways, plus lost all my foundation patterns after my husband died.

    • Miriam Illions
      Miriam Illions
      on Jan 8, 2021

      Maybe try taking it up again! It sounds like you have a real passion for it.

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