Free Sewing Pattern: You’ll love this free shorts pattern for toddlers. This easy to follow pattern can be sewn in under 20 minutes! Comes with a free pdf pattern to download and video to make it straight forward.
Do you find it hard to dress your toddler cutely without breaking the bank? Well, worry no more! With our free PDF pattern, you can easily make adorable shorts for your little one in just a few simple steps. Whether you’re an experienced sewer or just starting out, this project is perfect for anyone looking to add some personalized charm to their toddler’s wardrobe. Not only will your child look cute and stylish, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of creating something with your own two hands. So grab your sewing machine and let’s get started on making these sew-simple shorts!
It’s no secret that toddler clothes are expensive. And while it may be tempting to just buy them all, there are some definite advantages to sewing your own toddler shorts. For one, you can control the quality of the materials used. You can also choose exactly the style, fit, and functionality that you want. Plus, making your own toddler shorts is a great way to save money in the long run.
If you’re new to sewing, don’t worry! My free PDF pattern makes it easy to get started. And even if you’re not a sewer, my step-by-step tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know. So why not give it a try? You might be surprised at how much fun it is – and how cute your toddler’s new shorts will be!
Little boys seem to destroy (and grow out of!) clothes faster than I can buy or make them, but these simple shorts will give you the upper hand!
They are a simple elastic waist shorts sewn out of knit fabric. I used some cotton sweatershirt fleece, but you can also use interlock, jersey knit or french terry. They would also make a great upcycle project out of old sweatshirts or tees! While I’ve left mine plain, you can easily embellish them with simple patch pockets, applique, or ribbon.
You can make these toddler shorts in under 20 minutes! This free shorts pattern for toddlers makes it easy.
elastic (18 month = 17.5″, 2T = 18″, 3T = 18.5″, 4T = 19″)
2 shorts pieces, mirror image of each other
Free Shorts Pattern For Toddlers Video Tutorial, written and pattern below:
Sew the Free Shorts Pattern For Toddlers
1 – Begin to sew the shorts pattern
Seam allowances for the Free Shorts Pattern For Toddlers are 3/8″ or 1 cm. Use a serger or ballpoint needle and stretch stitch on a regular sewing machine. A walking foot can be helpful when sewing with knits.
With right sides together, pin and stitch front and back crotch seam. It can be easy to sew the inseam instead of the crotch seam, but I’ve placed a notch on the back crotch to help you stay orientated.
2 – Sew the legs of the shorts
3 – Begin to sew the waistband
Butt the edges of the elastic together and join with a wide zigzag. Divide the elastic into 4 and mark with pins.
4 – Add the elastic to shorts waist
5 – Finish the waist
6 – Finish the bottom of the shorts
Download the free sewing pattern
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