I chose to make a Size 7/8. I bought the soccer fabric at Hancock Fabric's today on sale for $2.09 a yard.
I haven't made a boy's pair of shorts since my son was a toddler (he is now a high school graduate) so thankfully the project was a simple one. I was able to complete this while watching two hour long television shows.
- 1 yd fabric
- Glue Stick
- Straight pins
- Sewing Machine and thread
- 22 inches of 3/8 inch elastic
I used the free pattern and instructions for the Mud Puddle Splasher Shorts (through end of July if you agree to make a pair for donation) at Fish Sticks Design. I printed off the instructions and pattern then pieced the pattern together using the glue stick. To the left is what it looked like pieced together.
In opened up the fabric and folded each side toward the center and laid out the fronts (cutting 2 pieces) and pocket (cutting 4 pieces) and the backs (cutting 2 pieces) on the other side.
I followed the remaining instructions with the exception of the elastic; I used 3/8 inch as that is what I had on hand instead of the 1 inch in the original project.
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