Kids short sewing
Sew Your Kids Shorts
Today I want to write about the my daugther’s shorts. I am an amaouter about sewing so my method is just a way to diy your shorts at home. But it is useful.
I seperate the steps into 4.
1-Find a short that your kids love
2-Draw its pattern to paper
3-Apply your pattern to fabric
4- And sew
Thats it. It is really easy.
1- Now at the first stage. Find a short that will you copy for your child or for your self. Prepare it to draw its shape. If you iron it before the process it will help to copy it correctly. I use baking paper to do my patterns. It is enduring and easy to find on all supermarkets. And also I can take notes on it.
2- Draw the front and back patterns seperately. Because there is difference between these two parts. If you do them same, your waistband will located a bit lower than your belly and this will disturb you. You can see the heights at the photo. If your child is still using diaper, you can make a bit wider, he/she will feel more comfortable in it.
By the way, you can draw the elastic place in the pattern or not. It is up to you. I count it in. I draw it approximately 2-3 cm. higher than the waistband line. If you sew a high elastic to your short, don’t forget leave additional margin. But the seam allowances have to count seperately. Actually this is about your habbits.
3-Put your patterns tight on your fabrics, be carefull to their strech and pattern directions. Draw them with their seam allowances (optional) and cut them. Now, you have done most of your business. Now, sew them.
4-My sewing turn is generally like that.
- First, I combine the fronts and back parts.
- Than stitch these parts to each other by sewing them the outer line and the inner line.
- If there is any problem at heigt of the parts I cut and clean them in this stage. But If you have big problems at height of your fabric, check your patterns.
- I sew the legs and the waistline.
The shorts for the children are finish in a very short time. After prepare your pattern, you can sew all your kids shorts in just one day.
Produce plenty and be happy:)