Simplicity #8022

Since I acquired my new to me Kenmore sewing machine, I have been itching to test it out.

My first project (still in progress) is a baby quilt for my niece to gift to a friend of hers.

I’ll post that after I complete it.

So, for a good “learn to use the machine” project I went to my tried and true Simplicity #8022…pajama bottoms.

I made three pairs, one for Miss Mary and two for Eamon.

(I failed to get a picture of Miss Mary’s).

For Eamon, I stash busted and made these two pairs:



(more accurate color picture)

They are cute!

Since this machine is not a drop in bobbin, I used these as practice on bobbin winding/placing the bobbin…so the cuffs and waist have some different color threads.

Surprise, surprise, Eamon even tried them on so I could see if the length was right…he may even wear them!

I also used my serger for the some of the project (great, easy project to get some serger practice).

With some left over Elvis fabric, I made a Japanese knot bag.

I drafted a rough pattern and followed this tutorial.


I think my handles are too thin and the tutorial (although very good-clear directions and pictures) had a step sewing the sides that no matter how slowly I went, no matter how much I pinned, it still is not a neat seam.

However, a usable bag (the inside is leftover flamingo fabric from some pillow cases).

If anyone has a tried and true project bag pattern they want to recommend, I’d love it!  Preferably something without zippers (still working on those).

Have a great week!

5 thoughts on “Simplicity #8022

  1. Marsha Noce says:

    I have made Japanese knot bags and have had no issues. Mine have a round flat bottom which makes the sides much easier to be smooth. I will send you the link in your ravelry email.


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