Kids Shorts with Free Sewing Pattern

A comfy pair of shorts are a must have for every kid! You can use this free sewing pattern to make shorts in woven or knit fabrics for your little boy or girl. This simple and quick sewing project is great for beginner sewists and busy moms!

I used this free kid pants pattern and cropped it to my desired length. So far I’ve made these shorts in denim, linen, flannel, and knit. For this interlock fabric, I used my serger and twin stretch needles but don’t worry if you have neither. You can use a regular zig zag stitch on your sewing machine. 

Video tutorial coming soon on my Youtube channel! Meanwhile, please feel free to subscribe and check out other fantastic videos. 

The pants pattern has a total of 8 pages, but I printed only the first 4 pages since I was making short shorts with just a 1 1/2” inseam. After cropping the pattern, don’t forget to add your hem allowance. 

The only change I made to the pattern was adding an extra 2” to the waist for the elastic because I didn’t want to bother with the additional steps for adding the waistband. I stitched the elastic to the edge of the shorts’ waist, turned it under, and then topstitched. 

If you do make these cute shorts, be sure to tag me on Instagram @sew_zune or post on the Zune’s Sewing Therapy Facebook. I’d love to see your finished project! 

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    1. Hi Tammy,

      I’m so glad to hear you want to learn to sew as it’s a really beneficial hobby. A lot of my tutorials have a Youtube video as well. If you get stuck on any steps, you can always message on the Zune’s Sewing Therapy Facebook.

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