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    Default Home made PJs as a Christmas gift - stingy or not?

    I've recently gotten into sewing and I thought I would like to sew some PJs for the little people (nieces, best friends kids) for Christmas (aged 5 and under).



    I thought I would sew the PJ shorts, buy a T shirt from Target and applique a bit of fabric on it to match the shorts. The cost of the components of this gift would be less than I would normally spend and less than my friends would normally spend on my kids. But it would take me about 1 hr per pair to make (maybe more).

    Would you be disappointed if your child received this for Christmas? Am I being stingy?

    (Just to clarify, I know the friends and kids would be happy to receive PJs for Christmas, so I'm more asking about the cost difference and being hand made by me)

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    Default Re: Home made PJs as a Christmas gift - stingy or not?

    It's a lovely gift, I have had a friend who did this for my boys. It's especially nice if the pj fabric/design reflects the child's interests etc

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    I don't think its stingy & I think it's a lovely idea.
    The price difference wouldn't bother me, alot of time, effort & love goes into homemade gifts.

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    I love getting home made gifts as it shows the person has put thought and effort into the gift rather than just getting the first semi suitable thing they saw.

    I don't think it's stingy at all

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    Love it!
    Especially if you personalize it with a colour or something that you can say is just for that child
    Not stingy at all!

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    Depends how well you sew. If you you are competent it sounds like a sweet, unique gift.

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    I would love if my boys received something like that, I think it shows a lot of thought, especially if you pick appliqu? that reflects the child as previously suggested.

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    Sounds lovely. Gift-giving was never meant to be a dollar-for-dollar exchange. You could make the appliqu? bit the first letter of their name in fabric that reflects their interests.

    Lol where do we put in our orders?

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I am a competent but not expert sewer - they won't fall apart but I wouldn't be able to sew a complicated dress or anything (I can't do buttons, zips or darts, so that really limits it!). I'll try and choose fabric that will suit each child and a coordinating tee, might have to practice my applique a bit before I can manage letters!

    Ok, I have 9-12 pairs of PJs to make between now and Christmas!

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    I think it sounds ace

    The only times I find home made things don't get a good response is exactly as the same as bought stuff: if it's not good quality, if it's not something they'd want, etc. so knowing that pyjamas are desired, and you're a competent pyjama maker, I say go for it

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    I value something made a million times more than a brought gift!!!!!!! You could do their name or initial on the tshirts ??

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    Default Re: Home made PJs as a Christmas gift - stingy or not?

    I would love someone to give them to my kids!! Would be very nice idea picked and made for individual child!

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    I love pjs as gifts and I can't sew so I would love to get that as a gift for my kids!

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    Do it. Come over if you want to use my overlocker.

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    Handmade is always better

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