Baby bloomers

 

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Materials:

*1/4 yard fabric
*1/4″ elastic for leg cuffs
*1/2″ to 1″ elastic for waistband (depends on your preference or what you have on hand)
*Free PDF pattern

Notes:
*use 1/2″ seam allowance
*do not sell items made from this pattern+tutorial. Thank you!
*make lots because they are SOO cute 🙂


Instructions:

Print out pattern pieces and tape together. Use the grey lines as a guide. The pieces fit together side by side.

Cut two from your fabric.

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Stack with right sides facing each other and sew up the side seams and crotch seam. Serge or otherwise finish the seam allowances.
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Clip the seam allowance in the crotch.
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Serge or zig zag the top and leg openings.

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To make a casing for the top elastic, press over 1 1/2″ and sew at 1 1/4″.
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To finish the legs with a ruffle,  press 1 1/4″ up. Then sew a casing by sewing at 1″ and 1/2″ from the bottom of the shorts. Leave a 1″ opening on your 1″ from bottom line to allow for space to insert elastic.

Attach a pin to your 1/4″ leg elastic, thread it through and sew it together. Then close your casing. Follow the same steps to insert the elastic and close the casing.
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Then you’re done!

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