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Boy PJs for (almost) FREE!

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

The other day I was at JoAnn Fabrics because I had a little time to spare.  (What, don’t you spend your spare time there?)  I needed a couple of zippers and some elastic, so had a good reason/excuse to be there.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

On my way to the zippers I spotted a sign that read 70% off.  So I made a detour.  It turned out that flannel was on sale for 70% off, and since my boys had outgrown the boy pjs I made them in February, it was perfectly reasonable for me to grab a bolt.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

After all, $6.99 a yard at 70% off brought the price way down to $2.10 per yard.  When I got up to the cutting counter, there were only 2 yard left on the bolt which meant the 2nd yard was considered a remnant and was available for an additional 50% off, did I want it?  $1.04 per yard, yes please!  That brought my total up to $3.15 for two yards of flannel.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation
Pretend like you’re sleeping!

At the checkout I pulled up my weekly coupons and found one for 25% off my total purchase.  So I ended up paying $2.36 for 2 yards of flannel.  Totally doable.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

After that, it only took me about an hour to whip up each of these boys a pair of pajama pants.  It would have taken even less time if I’d have used a pattern instead of trying to draft my own and messing up.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

I originally intended these boy pjs for my middle two boys, but mistakes happen, so the two youngest boys are the delighted recipients.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation

Sometimes we’re asked if it’s cheaper to sew, and while it’s not always true, we sure do love it when we find good deals like this.  Other examples of cheap sewing can be found in our Buy or DIY Skirt series.

Boy PJs sewn by Skirt Fixation
Okay boys, thanks for letting Mommy take your picture. Who wants another cookie?

How about you, got any good fabric sale stories?  Share them with us below!

3 thoughts on “Boy PJs for (almost) FREE!

  1. I love scoring fantastic deals at Jo-Ann stores! I think I just posted that I bought one yard of flannel for 4 cents — original price was 19 cents but a sale and a coupon, I just 4 cents. So awesome!

  2. Great deal on cute fabric! I sure love a deal. I did get lucky at the thrift store this week. I haven’t found anything good there in a long while so that made me happy.

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