*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
*use 1/2″ seam allowance
*do not sell items made from this pattern+tutorial. Thank you!
*make lots because they are SOO cute 🙂
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.
Stack with right sides facing each other and sew up the side seams and crotch seam. Serge or otherwise finish the seam allowances.
Clip the seam allowance in the crotch.
Serge or zig zag the top and leg openings.
To make a casing for the top elastic, press over 1 1/2″ and sew at 1 1/4″.
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.
Then you’re done!