Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Receiving Blanket PJs

Now that the kids are getting older and the factory is closed (yes, I'm admitting it now..) I decided it was high time to clean out drawers and get those little flannel infant receiving blanets out of their rooms. You know the ones, the cute packages that are so fun to get and give at showers, that match the washcloths, onesies, and sockies so you get the whole pink and purple (or green and blue) collection. You know what I'm talking about.

But once the baby is bigger than a minute, they outgrow the receiving blankets and then you are left with a stack of square shaped flannel. What to do with it?

Well, if you're me, you cut them up and make pajama pants for your BIG kids!

I actually had this on my to-do list for over a year and HAD to get it done, or my oldest would be too big for them!

You do have to use two blankets per pair once the size is above about a 2, which is why the legs are mix-matched.

I had two of the same blanket for this pair, and put a pocket on the backs instead of putting tags to show where the back is.

I actually made them a little too big, which means maximum wear! Right now they have to roll them up -- or run while holding their pant legs up, quite amusing actually -- but they should get a year or two out of each pair!

After the trial run was approved by the populace I had some more blankets, so I made 4 more pairs!

So glad I finally got that off my list AND got rid of a huge pile of flannel blankets!

Repurpose, baby!


Randi said...

LOOOOVE this idea!!! You're so smart!

rebkatz said...

So adorable! I love the mismatched legs, especially the pair with one alphabet leg. I literally awed out loud here in my office on that one.

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