I like to get a jump on my Christmas card photos by the end of November, so that I have plenty of time in December to mail them out. With that in mind, and with the Alex & Anna Winter pajamas as part of this month’s pattern member bundle, I had a golden ticket for the perfect Christmas card photo.
All 3 of my kids in their Christmas jammies.
Amy of Peek-a-boo Pattern shop was kind enough to mail me some fabric from her new knits selection available in her store. Aren’t those penguins the cutest?! My girls love them!!! And before I get too far in the post, she has also offered you guys 15% off all fabric in her store now through the end of the month. Simply use coupon code ‘crazy15’ for a discount off her new knits selection! Pretty cool.
But of course, what Christmas jammie photo would be complete without a matching sleeping cap. And that’s where I’ve got you covered.
And lest you think my kids are all angels and sit there nicely while I take photos. Thing again.
This is what most of them look like…and that is still rather decent. I am talking blurry action shots, eyes closed, pouty faces, tongues sticking out. I might even have a booty shot in there somewhere. So just know, it takes a million photos to get one good Christmas card shot of all 3 kids. HA!
Sleeping Cap DIY
- Knit fabric with stretch
- Rotary cutter or fabric scissors
- Basic Sewing Essentials
Measure around child’s head for circumference. Cut that number in half for the diameter.
Don’t have a child to measure in front of you? Here is a good guesstimate for diameter:
- Size 12mo thru – 2T = 8.25″
- Size 2T thru 4 = 8.75″
- Size 4 thru 6 = 9.25″
- Size 6 thru 8 = 10″
- Size 8 thru 10 = 10.5″
Cut (2) Exterior and (2) Lining the diameter of your child’s head, by your desired height. Taper off as you get to the point on top. Mine are approximately 21″ in height. Make sure the stretch of your fabric is going from left to right.
Cut (1) piece of knit fabric for the tassel, approximately 6″ long and 12″ wide. Cut slits in the bottom of it, leaving the top 1″ in tact.
Wrap the tassel together nice and tight around the top.
Place exterior hat pieces right sides together, and sew along the side edges. Leave the borrow unsewn, as well as the TOP POINT.
Slip the tassel inside the top unsewn pointed edge, so that the stringy tassels are within the hat. Pin and sew top closed.
Place (2) Lining pieces right sides together and sew along the side edges and top, leaving a 3″ opening for turning. (Do not sew bottom edge). Turn lining right side out.
Slip lining inside of exterior hat, so that they are right sides together and match up at the side seams. Pin around the bottom edge and sew using a zig zag stitch, serger, or stretch stitch.
Turn hat right side out through the opening in the lining, and whipstitch the opening closed. Push lining inside of the hat and you are done!
Chocolate? Popcorn? Wine? Don’t we all. Lol
They are just the cutest little stinkers.
Not only can you see the Christmas card I designed for this photo, but you can download the overlay to use on your own!
Simply right click on the image below to save it to your computer. All you need to do is type in your own family name, using Josefin Sans font, and add it over your own Christmas card photo in Photoshop. (Or other image editing software).
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time…