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Part 4: Project #1- Easy PJ Pants

It’s time to get sewing! If you need a refresher course on anything that’s been covered so far, simply click on a topic from the list below:

Part 1: What do you need to get started?
Part 2: What pattern size are you?
Part 3: Anatomy of a pattern and fabric selection

This project is Simplicity’s FREE pattern # 0501, unisex pull on PJ pants. To do this project you will need to download and print the pattern, envelope back and guide sheet. You’ll need to have an Adobe Acrobat Reader to download them. Many new computers come with it already installed, but if you don’t it’s available for free at


All files have been designed to print on standard letter-size 8 1/2 ” X 11” paper. The pattern will print in full size, so the pieces of paper will have to be assembled into one large sheet before any cutting and sewing can take place.

It’s time to get sewing! If you need a refresher course on anything that’s been covered so far, simply click on a topic from the list below:

Click Here to download and print pattern # 0501
Click Here to download and print envelope back # 0501
Click Here to download and print guide sheet # 0501 in English

Assembling the Pattern

The pattern will print on 8 1/2” X 11” sheets of paper, on portrait orientation. When completely assembled the finished pattern will be 5 pages wide by 5 pages long.

You will notice that the lower left hand corner of each page is marked with two numbers, separated by a comma. For example, the first page is marked (1,1) – this means this is the first page of the first row. The next page is marked (1,2) – this page should be overlapped slightly (approximately 3/4 ”) on the right edge of page (1,1) with the grid lines and pattern piece lines matching up to form smooth and continuous lines. Tape the pages together using transparent tape. Finish assembling the row in this way until pieces (1, 1) through (1,5) are used and your row is 5 pages wide.

The next row begins with page (2,1) the one after begins with page (3,1) and so on and so forth. After all five rows are completed, connect them with row 1 at the bottom and working your way up, following this grid:

Once the pattern is fully assembled, it’s ready to use according to guide sheet instructions.

About the Guide Sheet

This guide sheet has been written and illustrated specifically for beginners, with step-by-step instructions that explain the project from the very beginning to the very end. It will include helpful how-to’s on the following topics:

  1. About the Pattern, including lines and markings
  2. Prepping the Pattern – please note that the instructions include pressing the pattern lightly, but this will not be necessary since your pattern hasn’t been folded. If you feel the need to press your assembled pattern, be sure to do so on the WRONG side, so as not to place your iron over the tape used to hold the pattern together!
  3. Prepping the Fabric
  4. Cutting Instructions
  5. Marking Instructions
  6. Sewing Instructions

If you get stuck...

If you need help at any point of this project, feel free to contact our sewing experts at – be sure to use “Sewing 101” in your subject line so someone can get back to you as quickly as possible. Please note that all correspondence will be answered in the order it was received, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, EST. Any e-mails received outside of these days and times will be answered next business day.

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