Jingle all the Way

There are 73 days until Christmas and this may be the most prepared that I have ever been! Actually, I had a chance to test out Peek-a-boo’s new digital pattern, Jingle All the Way (which is currently on sale for $1 Off the listing price) and decided that I would make Easton a new pair of pjs.

Since I used a purchased tee for the SVG, I decided that I would make the flannel bottoms – so I used Peek-a-boo Patterns Freebie, the Pajama Party Pants. This was my first time sewing this pattern up and was pleased with the end result. The fit was good and the length was perfect for Easton (maybe a tad long, but I prefer them to be a little long to give him a bit of growing room)… but the real test was how he liked them. Let’s just say I can’t peel them off of him! One note about the fabric though, I wound up having to pick some up from Joann’s (because I didn’t pick up quite enough material from another store and they were closed when I was ready to cut). While it was a bargain (I believe it was on sale for something like $2.50\yd), it is thin and BLEEDS like crazy! In fact, parts of the white check are actually stained pink.

I also opted to make a second project with this cut file, a fun jingle shadow box. I’ve seen ones like these on Etsy selling for $30 or more and decided that I could make one for myself. To create this project, I placed a neutral paper in the back of the box, filled it with colorful bells, and placed the image on top of the glass. Depending on the size of the shadow box and the sales\coupons you hit, you could easily make this for under $15.