Kemer boys' shorts sewing pattern - sewing tutorial

Before sewing

For sewing these shorts will suit you: light cotton, light jeans, cotton jersey.

If you want to sew swimming shorts, choose a quick-drying thin raincoat.

Supplies

  • Main fabric;
  • Interfaicing – 10 cm (3.94″) with a width of 140 cm (55.1″);
  • Button with a diameter of 1 cm (0.39″);
  • Cord for a waistband;
  • Elastic for a waistband.

Fabric consumption (cm / in)
(With a fabric width of 1.8 cm / 70.9 in)

Size 3 years
4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years 10 years
Main fabric 61 / 24" 63 / 24.8" 66 / 26" 69 / 27.2" 71 / 28" 73 / 28.7" 76 / 30" 79 / 31.1"

When buying fabric, keep in mind that the material can shrink, so take with a margin of 5 – 10%.

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

Specification

Main fabric

Patterns Number of
patterns
Number of
pieces
1 Front 1 2
2 Back 1 2
3 Waistband 1 1
4 Side pocket piece 1 4
5 Big pocket piece 1 1
6 Small pocket piece 1 1
7 Frame for beck pocket 1 1
8 Pocket flap 1 2

Support pattern

Pattern Number of
patterns
Number of
pieces
9 Elastic into the waistband 1 1

Layout of parts on fabric
Main fabric

Size – 3 years

Layout width – 1.8 m (70.9″); layout length – 0.61 m (24″)

Size – 8 years

layout length – 0.73 m (28.7″)

Attention! All our patterns already contain 1 cm / 0.39 in seam allowances.

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Description of tailoring

Iron the interfacing to the wrong side of the back pants to the pocket opening place.

Iron the interfacing to the pocket flaps.

Iron the interfacing to the pocket opening of the front pants.

Draw the stitching lines on the wrong side of the frame for back pocket. Draw lines on the right side of the back pants. Pin the frame straight to the lines. Baste. Sew in place.

Slash the pocket opening cutting diagonally to the corners. Turn to the wrong side, make the frame. Press. Baste.

Top stitch the pocket opening.

Pin the big pocket piece to the upper edge of the frame with the right sides together. Sew in place. Press.

Pin the small pocket piece to the bottom of the frame with the right sides together. Sew in place. Press.

Pin the pocket pieces together and stitch. Press.

Pin the pocket flap pieces together with the right sides and stitch. Leave upper edge unstitched for turning out. Clip corner and curves.

Turn flap right side out. Press. Top stitch.

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Pin the flap to the back pants to the right side.

Stitch to 0,5 cm from the edge. Press to the pocket. trim allowances to 0,3 cm.

Fold the flap and stitch 0,5 cm from the edge. Press.

Pin the front panels together with the right sides along the crotch. Stitch. Press.

Turn to the right side. Fold the fly matching center front marks and pin the fly in position from right side. Press.

Draw lines for the fly with chalk. Use fly pattern.

Top stitch the crotch seam.

Top stitch the fly and make bar- tacks.

Serge or zigzag raw side edges of the pocket pieces and front and back pants.

Pin the pocket piece to the front pants with the right sides together. Sew in place, leaving 1 cm at edges. Press the allowances to the pocket piece. Under stitch the allowances to the pocket piece. Press.

Repeat on the back pants. No need to under stitch.

Pin the pocket pieces of the back and front together and stitch. Stitch bar tacks.

Clip the side allowance of the back pant. Fold.

Serge the pocket pieces. Press.

Press the side allowances open.

Pin the back pants together with the right sides along the crotch. Serge. Press.

Top stitch along the crotch.

Pin the front and back pants with the right sides together. Stitch and serge the raw edge. Press.

Fold the hem of the shorts and pin. Stitch. Press.

Iron the interfacing to the place of the grommets on the waistband. Place the grommets.

Pin the waistband together with the right sides along the short edge and stitch.

Stitch together the elastic.

Insert the cord through the grommets.

Fix the elastic with the pins.

Stitch 4 equal lines along the waistband. Stretch the elastic during stitching.

Pin the waistband to the upper hem with the right sides together. Sew in place. Serge the raw edge. Press allowances down.

The shorts are ready!

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