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Pajama problema!

solosmocker | Posted in General Discussion on

I have two beautiful grandsons. I just got a great little pattern for a classic piping edged set of boys jammies. For one boy I purchased 100% cotton John Deere tractor fabric. For the other I purchased some beautiful heavy 100% cotton flannel in a beautiful rust color with black moose silhouettes.As I was pulling out the pattern pieces I saw a notice on the back saying to make sure that the fabric used met flammability standards. After researching this I found out that I can use 100% cotton if the sleeves and legs taper and it is fairly snug. Have any of you made jammies for little ones? I can’t imagine being in a 100% poly jammie all night for a little one. I can’t stand it on myself. I am thinking of going ahead and making these and telling their moms what’s up. I also found out that since 1998 the government doesn’t put sprays on jammies like it used to. I guess problems with that too. Any opinions here?


  1. mem | | #1

    Polyester would be more flammable than cotton. Its important to not have them flowing I think it was a big problemwhen little girls wore long full night gowns near fires and radient gas heaters.The safest fabric would be wool but that is not so great for washing as Jammies need to be .

  2. diday | | #2

    Your grandsons will love their new pjs. 100% cotton will be very warm, but so are some polyester fleeces that are so popular now. If it were me, I wouldn't mention the flammability issue to the moms until I checked with the retailer where the fabric came from to see what's printed on the end of the fabric bolt.


    "Yard goods intended for children's sleepwear will also be labeled on the fabric bolt end with a statement such as 'Flame resistant, safe for children's sleepwear.'"


    1. solosmocker | | #3

      That's the issue. The flannel was purchase in a quilt shoppe which I can go back to. It certainly was not marketed for jammies. The John Deere fabric I bought 3 states away in a quilt shoppe as well. Won't get back there soon! I don't think (from my research) fabrics are treated anymore. I have heard two different perspectives on this. The cotton is more likely to flame. The polyester is more likely to melt, but as someone told me, the poly can melt into the skin and cause more damage. I think maybe I am obsessing I have several internet buddies who say they make them all the time for their little ones. Bunny

  3. Beth | | #4

    I make nightgowns and pjs for my grandchildren out of 100% cotton all the time. It is more comfortable to wear and has never caught on fire. They love their pjs from grandma. Before making their first pair, I asked their parents about flammability.

    Go for it. They will love them.


    1. solosmocker | | #5

      Thanks for the encouragement. I will cut them out today.Bunny

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