The Little One loves how they are so light and airy and I love how quick and easy they were to make!
Ready to make your own?
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Here's what you will need..
- Light weight Fabric. Mine was almost gauzy which is just perfect for summer! (I used about 1/2 a yard for my 3 year old)
- Elastic Thread
- Fabric Marker
- Regular Thread
- Sewing Machine
Here's how you do it:
Trace around the rest of the pattern and cut out.
Do the same for the back panel.
Make sure you have two of both the front panel and the back panel.
Now, let's get to sewing!
Stitch the outside side seams together.
You now have a seemingly HUGE pair of shorts for your little one. : )
Time to head to the ironing board to fold down the waist band.
With your shorts still turned inside out, fold your fabric over 1 inch. Press.
It's time add shirring to the waist band. This is really quite easy to do, I promise! (If you can change your bobbin and lengthen the stitch length on your machine, you can do this!)
First, wrap your elastic thread around your bobbin. Don't do it too tightly or too loosely. Wrap it just so it is a bit taught.
Place your bobbin in your machine like usual. Lengthen the stitch length on your machine (on my machine, I set the stitch length to just one notch shorter then a basting stitch).
Turn your shorts right side out. With the right side of your shorts facing up (you want the elastic thread on the inside of your shorts) sew a seam 1/2 inch from the top of your shorts.
Sew another line 1/2 inch below the first line. You will want to gently stretch the elastic from the first line as you sew. Sew 1-3 more lines as you just did until you have sewn 1/2 from the end of your waistband.
To finish, simply hem the bottom of your shorts. To do this, turn your shorts inside out and fold the bottom edge of your shorts 1/2 an inch and press.
Then fold down another 1/2 inch and press.
Sew the hem in place.
(Sorry there are no photos for hemming the shorts.. I forgot to photograph me doing it. Whoops!)
Now you are all done! Try them on your little one and celebrate. You did it. : )
Hope you enjoy!