Lakeside Pajama Picks & Bias Tips

Lakeside Pajama Picks & Tips


We were finally able to restock the paper version of our Lakeside Pajamas a few weeks ago and we’ve been completely blown away by how many of you are snapping them up to make your own summer pj sets! It’s been a few years since I’ve made a set for myself so I thought it would be fun to sew one up and share some of my favorite fabrics I found looking for the perfect print for mine. Above are my top 6 picks for my personal Lakeside Pajamas. Can you guess which one I went with?

SoBiased Handmade Bias Binding | Grainline Studio

While we’re on the topic of the Lakesides let’s talk about these bias tips! A lot of people have been asking about the bias binding. You need a lot of it (approximately 7 yds) and at 1/4″ it’s quite thin. You can find the pre-packaged bias tape in 1/4″ width but if you use a fabric like lawn or voile for the pajamas, the poly blend and tight weave of the pre-packaged binding is going to leave a lot to be desired. Because of that I wanted to share an Instagram discovery I made this week, a shop called SoBiased. The owner of the shop, Liv, makes handmade bias and quilt binding out of super cute fabrics that are readily available in the market now, so they’re super cute and up to date style wise. She typically only carries 1/2″ binding ready to ship, but I found her in a post she made about the Lakeside saying she does do custom orders for 1/4″ binding! So if the idea of making 7 yds of 1/4″ binding doesn’t sound like a good time to you, check out her Etsy shop to place a custom order. And just so you know, this isn’t a sponsored post. I just saw her Instagram post and thought “that’s genius” and had to share with you guys. As much as I love making bias tape I don’t always have time for that, and I actually don’t love it either, but I do love a good time saving idea, especially when its so cute!

4 replies on “Lakeside Pajama Picks & Bias Tips

  • Liv

    Thanks so much for the share and sweet words about my shop Jen! I love discovering new fabrics to work with and custom requests from style-savvy customers like yours are a great way to find them. Looking forward to make more teeny-tiny tape! xo

  • Laura

    I make all my bias tape with the square method. It takes a bit to figure the first couple times but then you can make miles of tape with two seams. Oh and the metal cover tools are a must. You should post a tutorial

  • Sarah

    For us U.K. Crafters the eternal maker does the same thing and you can order online or pop in to their shop in Chichester

  • SaSa

    I already made the pattern twice for my adult daughters and they love their pyjamas. I made the binding myself. Thank you for showing a good alternative. I guess that you are making number two?


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