Kids Shorts Tutorial Series Part II, The Curved Shorts

Welcome to Part II of our Kids Shorts Tutorial Series by Shauna Wightman of Shwin And Shwin—the curved shorts.

Curved Shorts Tutorial Overiew of Three Styles

We continue the summer shorts series with shorts number two, the curved shorts. A quick alteration to the pattern and we have a whole new style.

Curved Shorts Tutorial Finished Shorts

Materials to sew a curved kids shorts:

Curved Shorts Tutorial Trim

Cut out the shorts pattern, trimming the curved edges as shown on the pattern. You will also need the waistband pieces.

Curved Shorts Tutorial Step 1 place right sides together

Step 1

With right sides together sew one front and one back piece together along the inseam. Finish seam as desired.

Curved Shorts Tutorial, pressingStep 2

Press seam open flat. Finish outside edge as desired.

Curved Shorts Tutorial, adding trimStep 3

Sew the trim along the shorts starting ½″ above the curved edge of the front and sewing all the way up the side back edge. You want to sew the edge of the trim towards the edge of the shorts.

Curved Shorts Tutorial Step 4Step 4

Turn the edge under by 3/8″ and press. Now the edge of the trim should be turned toward the back and just the edge will be peeking out.

Curved Shorts Tutorial, Step 5, sewing the layers togetherStep 5

Overlap the front and back pieces at the side seam by 3/8″. Sew the two layers together starting at the top and then sew the hem in place along the rest of the hem and back around to the other side.

Curved Shorts Tutorial, step 6, repeat for the second leg

Repeat those steps so you now have two legs.

Curved Shorts Tutorial, Step 5, connecting both legs

Curved Shorts Tutorial with Pom-Pom Trim

Step 6

With the legs right sides together (one inside out and one right side out and then matched up together) sew from the center front down through the crotch and up the center back. Finish seam as desired. Top stitch seam if desired.

Then follow the rest of the steps from Part I of the kids shorts tutorial series starting at step 12.


Curved Shorts Tutorial - finished shorts

Then you are done with style number two for a basic shorts alteration and your curved shorts is created.

Curved Shorts Tutorial with Pom-Pom Trim


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