Tie Dyed Drawers Make Great Pajamas (tutorial)

June 27, 2013Allison Murray

Today we’re going to make some great pajama bottoms, from tie dyed drawers!
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When I was a kid I was incredibly naive. I was the kid in sex education class that looked around with wide eyes at everyone like, did you already know this stuff? This is insane! So it should probably come as no surprise that in the 6th grade I got into a lot of trouble. A. Lot. Of. Trouble. I was in a girly phase where I wanted to wear a dress every day. My mother, knowing that I’ve always been, shall we say, oblivious, made me wear something underneath my dresses.

At some point she bought me a ton of little boys boxer shorts that must have been on sale or something. Long story short, I didn’t know these were for boys and I didn’t know why there was a hole in my pants. So I was showing all of my friends how I could attack them “out my drawers!!!” I did a claw hand and everything. In the middle of the hall. Right in front of my locker.

I wasn’t even sure WHY I had gotten in trouble. The principal, who was keen on brightly colored suits, told me that my mother would have to explain it to me. She just told me to stop doing that. And I did. When teachers were around.

At any rate, we’re tie dyeing boxer shorts. Yay! And they just happen to make excellent pajamas!

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This is the kit that I used. I’ve mentioned in this week’s earlier posts that I really like Tulip brand. I chose the Tropical Twist kit for a very specific reason. 1. They colors are really pretty. 2. I planned on taking these shorts on vacation to Great Wolf Lodge and bright things are easier to find in a destroyed hotel room at the end of the trip (which hopefully I’m driving home from right about now instead of laying in a hospital bed from cardiac arrest because I got talked into going on a big slide).

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Here are my shorts white as can be.

Tie Dyed Drawers Make Great Pajamas :: www.dreamalittlebigger.com

For the first pair, like seen in the first photo at the top of this post, I simply rolled the shorts straight from the bottom to the top.

Tie Dyed Drawers Make Great Pajamas :: www.dreamalittlebigger.com

Then I evenly spaced out rubberbands down both sides. Use the same colors on each side in a mirror image to produce results like mine.

Tie Dyed Drawers Make Great Pajamas :: www.dreamalittlebigger.com

This is the window pane pattern. You can see how to do this one in the first installment of this week’s tie dyed series here.

You can basically use any of those patterns with boxers, socks, pants, leggings or any other clothing item you might want to dye. A lot of times we get stuck in the “tie dye is for tee shirts” and that isn’t always the case!

Hoping you’re having an awesome Thursday! See you again tomorrow…



Comments (2)

  • Sami

    June 28, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Love these! We used to make tie dye clothes all the time for birthday parties.

    1. Allison

      September 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      I loved tie dye birthdays, Sami! But back when I was a kid we all hung out over a boiling pot of dye on the stove. It’s so much easier now!

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