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.
You can make these toddler shorts in under 20 minutes! This free shorts pattern for toddlers makes it easy.
1/2 yard of medium weight knit fabric (sweatshirt fleece, french terry, jersey knit, interlock, etc.)
Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)
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
Keeping right sides together, align shorts so that the crotch seams are lined up and the inseams are together. Pin these seam. You’ll be sewing up one leg and down the other.
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
Divide the waist of the Free Shorts Pattern For Toddlers into 4 and match up with the elastic. Pin in place with the elastic facing the wrong side of the shorts.
Serger or zigzag the elastic along the edge while stretching the shorts to fit the elastic.
5 – Finish the waist
Flip the elastic towards the inside. It will no longer be visible. I like to tuck a small piece of ribbon in the under the elastic to mark the back to help your child know the front/back.
Stitch the elastic down, stretching as you sew.
6 – Finish the bottom of the shorts
Fold the bottom hem 3/4″ to the wrong side. Press in place.
Stitch hem and give shorts a final press.
Download the free sewing pattern
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