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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Handmade Gift - Pajama Eaters!

I came across these awesome little pillow monsters months ago on Sew Fearless.  At the time, the pattern was being offered as a freebie (I think I shared it on Craft, Interrupted's facebook page).  Anyhoo, it has been in the back of my mind, and when I was recently grumbling about picking up discarded pajamas on the living room floor again, I thought *bingo* I know what I need to make for my little men for Christmas - Pajama Eaters!

These are genius!!  The mouth zips open to a pocket that holds pj's right on the bed until they are needed again at the next bedtime.  I'm hoping my boys will enjoy feeding their pj's to their Pajama Eaters so that I'm not stepping over random pj parts in the living room and kitchen anymore ; ) 
I missed the free pattern, but decided to buy it anyway and I'm so glad I did!!  These were SO much fun to make and I can't wait to see their faces when they open them and know what they are!  I decided to adjust the pattern to make my Pajama Eaters into a Monkey, Frog, and Ninja (to match with the loves of my little men).  I can't share a tutorial, but I can show you lots of pics of my finished Pj critters.  They look quite different from the original toothy monsters.  I had a blast making these and am seriously considering becoming a seller : )  I seem to gravitate to things with pockets for my etsy shop and these would fit in beautifully!

Sock Monkey Inspired Pajama Eater

 Of course, I had to add a curled monkey tail, too!  
This has a piece of elastic inside it to make the end boingy.

Spotted Frog Pajama Eater

The tongue has a curved pipecleaner sewn in a channel inside, and can be bent and shaped!

Ninja Pajama Eater


  1. I love what you have done with the pattern! :)

  2. Jaimee these are adorable. Love them.

  3. kinda love these and may have to order a few of them for my girly monsters

  4. AWESOME! I got the pattern when it was still free and have wanted to make - but not the monster version! but my girl LOVES monkeys! Thanks for the inspiration (ps I'm going to follow you now)

  5. OMG! I love the ninja especially! I have friends that go to "ninja school," as we jokingly call it....they may need some for Christmas.

  6. Wow what a great idea! We loved this so much we've featured it on our 'Monkey and Ape Crafts Round Up', with a link back to your post :) x

  7. Sooooooooooooo cute! I really like the monkey and the frog!!! I'm pinning these!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  8. Just found these on your website and they are adorable. What kind of fabric did you use?

  9. Just found your website and fell in love with these. What kind of fabric did you use for the bodies?


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