30 Days of KAM Snaps and Beyond!!! How to make a “No Sew” or Sewable Pajama Zipper Cover with KAM Snaps September 09 2014

Day #34

Today I am making a Pajama Zipper Cover with KAM Snaps.  This is a definite "KAM Snaps to the Rescue!" moment if ever there was one!  My toddler has just discovered the sweet freedom that nakedness provides :P.  No less than 3-5 times a day, I find her streaking through the house in her birthday suit.  While, let's be honest, it is the sweetest thing a mom can see with all her beautiful chubbiness exposed.  It leads to BIG messes!!!  During the day time I can catch her pretty fast and re-dress her but during naptime and bedtime I am blissfully unaware of her adventures until I go to get her up and find her naked dancing in her bed.  So sweet, so naughty :)! 

Carter fleece pajamas are a must-have in my house because my children like to sleep on top of their blankets instead of under them.  They are comfy and warm but I have found that at Size 2T they stop adding the zipper cover.  I assume for those kids who are potty trained but my kids are tall so we head into most clothing sizes ahead of schedule. 

KAM Snaps to the rescue!  I decided to do something about it.  With a few minutes, some fabric scraps, and a couple snaps I solved a major problem.


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Collect your pajamas in need of a Zipper Cover.

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Here is the "No Sew" version: 

1.  Add a KAM Snap to the Left and Right Side of pajama, they are spaced a little over 1" apart.  I did one side with a Socket and one side with a Stud but upon reflection I would have done them both Studs.

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2.  Cut the shape above in Fleece or some other non-fraying material.  It is approximately 2" by 1" when folded in half.

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3.  Put Fabric Tac to one side, fold in half and press firmly.  Let dry.

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4.  Add a KAM Snap on the left and right with the same spacing and you used on the pajama.

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5.  Snap into place, tada!  The "No Sew" version is so easy! 

Now on to the sewable version:

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1.  Cut the shape above in 2 pieces of material, I had some scraps of Minky that were a nice color match to the pajamas.  Put right sides together and sew a 1/4" seam allowance from one long side, round the tip carefully lifting and turning the foot ever couple stitches, and to the end of the second long side making a "U" shape.  Leave the narrow end open.  Then turn the Tab piece right side out.  It is approximately 2 1/2" by 1" when finished.

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2.  Add a KAM Snap in the end of the Tab.

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3.  Pin the Tab in place on the left side of the pajama.

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4.  Zig-Zag stitch the Tab in place back and forth until it is secure.

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5.  Lay the Tab over and find the placement for the other half of the KAM Snap and install it.

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6.  Snap into place, tada!  I hope this helps out other mamas with busy babes :).

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