DIY Summer shorts (free pattern)

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern)

Hello DIY’er! I hope you are enjoying the summer and the heat… As I saw that you liked both posts with patterns included, I created a simple pattern of a summer shorts you can make with the fabric you like. It’s a basic pattern which you can you can use as you like depending on what fabric you choose and the finishing touches you prefer.

Are you ready to sew DIY summer shorts from scratch? Let´s do it!

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) materials

Materials:

  • Fabric with a minimum elastic of 2-3% (I chose this festive and multicolored print to cheer up my white legs :P)
  • Interlining (if the fabric is light then white or black if it’s dark)
  • Fabric scissors and measuring tape
  • Pins and a 22cm invisible zipper
  • Sewing machine (and serger if you have one)
  • SUMMER SHORTS PATTERN (free download HERE)

* IMPORTANT: To print this pattern you must print it on a large scale format printer (the doc. measures are 100cm x 50cm) Download the PDF document and visualize it on your screen at 100% before printing.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 1

Process:

1. This tutorial is very similar to the tutorial “DIY floral skinny pants.” So the first step is to place the pre-cut pattern on the fabric and place “Together” (the line that crosses vertically the patterns parallel to the edge of the fabric folded in two)

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 2

2. Cut 1 cm margin around the shorts and the lower part, leave 3-5 cm. (If you think you want it a little longer, leave more margin, you can always cut it shorter)

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 3

3. Sew the notch and iron it to the inside curve.

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4. Borders with overlock all edges to polish, if you don´t have and overlock, simply pass a zig-zag stitch with your sewing machine.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 5

5. Join the parts of the back and place the zipper in the center. Remember that if you choose an invisible zipper you have to sew it open with a special sewing machine piece.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 6

6. Sew together the sides. Join also the middle and sew (from the navel to the back)

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7. Time to do the lower hem. Bring up the amount you left of margin. If you’re not quite sure the length , try on the shorts and see if you like it before sewing.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 8

8. Cut the strip that you for the waistband, iron the interfacing the same size. Put it on the outside of the shorts. (The pattern face to face). Sew around the edge leaving a 1cm margin.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 9

9. Turn the waistband to the inside and make a few stitches sewn by hand or machine to fix it.

Plan B anna evers DIY shorts (free pattern) step 10

10. Iron the waistband and the whole short and it’s ready!

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It’s a very simple summer short cut but depending on the fabric you choose you can sew many colors and with different patterns. This short made with a sequined stretch fabric can be spectacular, or in a white light cotton for a more beachy look.

* Remember that this pattern is a size S-M, if you are a size smaller, just removed 1cm on each side, if you are a larger size, add 1cm for every size you go up on the sides.

Until the next post! 😉

 

62 thoughts on “DIY Summer shorts (free pattern)

    1. annaevers Post author

      hola preciosa! Estos son de talle clásico, quedan justo debajo del ombligo. Si los quieres más altos agrega entre 2-5cm (máximo) de arriba. Entrando ligeramente hacia dentro (para hacer la curva desde la cadera a la cintura. Te recomiendo que cuando tengas las piezas cosidas te los pruebes antes para comprobar si tienes que entrar un poco más en la cintura 😉 ya quiero ver como te quedan!!!! 😀

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  1. IsisR

    Hola ana! He visto el short, pantalón y el blazer. Está muy bueno el tutorial. Lo que te queria preguntar, cuantos mts de tela necesito para cada uno? Graciias.!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Isis!! Gracias 🙂 Pues para el pantalón necesitarás el largo de tus piernas más unos 20 cm mas… mas o menos unos 1,10m, para el short te bastará con medio metro. Para la chaqueta un poco más… 1,80m pero si tienes la posibilidad de comprar 2m mejor, pues te será mas fácil cortar. ( es mejor que te sobre a que te falte tejido 😉

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  2. gabyk1978

    Ana, como se puede imprimir el patros si uno no tiene una impresora para imprimir papeles grandes?, tengo una comun que imprime A4 u oficio.

    Gracias de antemano
    Gaby

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Gaby! Una de nuestras lectoras compartió que hay impresoras que puede dividir la imagen en folios de A4 y asi salga del tamaño correcto. Debes de abrirlo en el mismo programa del archivo (PDF) y visualizarlo al 100% 🙂 espero te ayude. Si tu impresora no te deja tendrás que imprimirlo en una impresora de gran formato.

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      1. gabyk1978

        Ana, una genia!!!!, la opción la encontras en el cuadro de dialogo de la impresora, Page Scaling/ (seleccionas del combo la opción Tile Large Pages), y le das imprimir, lo comparto por si alguien más lo necesita.

        Gracias por la ayuda, tu blog está genial y me pienso hacer todos los DYI`s tuyos.

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Kayte! No, I machine sew the waistband 😉 This pattern will fit a size 6-8 US… It’s like a size M. If you need it to be smaller, take a couple of centimeters off the sides 🙂

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Elena! Con medio metro te basta, he utilizado un algodón con un 3% de elastano. El metro creo que costaba unos 10-12 euros… Pero lo compre el verano pasado… Seguro que para esta nueva temporada vienen con mas estampados chulos! ^^

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Allison! You can increase the pattern size adding 1 cm to the sides each number up. and a little extra length and hight. If you want to get it right and you are not sure, make a short sample in any other cheap fabric for you to try on before 😉

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  3. Lima

    Hola, es genial a su jefe! Me gustaría hacer (Te gustaría enviar una foto), pero no veo en qué formato tengo que imprimir ;(

    A0: 840 x 1189 mm? o A1: 594 x 840 mm? o A2: 420 x 594 mm? o A3: 297 x 420 mm? o
    A4: 210 x 297 mm? o A5: 148 x 210 mm? o A6: 105 x 148 mm? o A7: 74 x 105 mm?

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  4. Kassandra L Beauregard

    I just finished my floral print shorts for this coming spring 🙂 I used cotton though so they didn’t turn out as well as they could have. But this was only my second sewing project ever! And I’m very pleased with tye results. So pleased I might actually wear these in public! Haha

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  5. Kim

    I can’t wait to try this pattern! Do you remember the brand/name of the fabric you used? I’m super pale, and I think the colors would make me not look so vampire-ish!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Kim!!Thanks for writing to me! Sorry, but this fabric had no specific brand name… I bough it last year at Rives & Casals. Here the link to their e shop.
      http://www.tiendatelas.com/ I don’t think they’ll have the same print, but maybe you can find something else with lovely colors too 😉 Love to see your results!!! xx

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  6. Alicia

    Hi I love your shorts thank you for sharing. Can you tell me how to print this as I’ve tried and it looks tiny on my page. Thanks

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  7. Lien

    Wow the shorts look super nice.
    I would love to make them, but I’m not able to download them.
    How much fabric do you need for the shorts?

    Thanks for the pattern, now I hope that I will be able to download them 😉

    xoxo
    Lien

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Lien! I’m so sorry for the pattern 🙁 I’m having difficulties with my server at the moment, I can’t fix the problem fast because I’m out of Barcelona and don’t have my files on me… I’m working on fixing the problem as fast as I can, I will let you know as soon as the pattern is working again… sorry again for any inconvenience 🙂

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Allison! I’m so sorry for the pattern 🙁 I’m having difficulties with my server at the moment, I can’t fix the problem fast because I’m out of Barcelona and don’t have my files on me… I’m working on fixing the problem as fast as I can, I will let you know as soon as the pattern is working again… sorry again for any inconvenience 🙂

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  8. Isa

    Hi Anna,
    Was wondering where I can find the pdf for those lovely shorts as the dropbox has expired…could you put it back on maybe? Thanks!
    You are very talented by the way and you make me miss barca…!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Isa! I’m so sorry for the pattern 🙁 I’m having difficulties with my server at the moment, I can’t fix the problem fast because I’m out of Barcelona and don’t have my files on me… I’m working on fixing the problem as fast as I can, I will let you know as soon as the pattern is working again… sorry again for any inconvenience 🙂

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  9. Ali

    Hello! Sorry to bother you, but what type of fabric did you use for your shorts? I want to make sure I get the right one!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Ali! You don´t bother me 😀 The fabric I choose to make these, was a 98% cotton 2% elastan … This way is more confortable to sit and move 😉 Good luck with your shorts!

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  10. The 5 Dreamcatchers

    Geniales!!!

    Son preciosos!!

    Tampoco he podido resistirme a compartir este proyecto en mi último post de LOS MEJORES DIY SHORTS PARA EL VERANO!

    Te espero en The 5 Dreamcatchers.

    Un saludo y gracias!

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hi Elise, you can go to a printer center or maybe look for an option on your printer that should say “divide in sheets” (some printers have it ) Good luck 😉

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  11. Rita

    Por favor …nos podrías ayudar enseñándonos a hacer el molde con medidas….yo lo quisiera hacer para mis dos hijas….por favor ayuda …no lo puedo imprimir

    Reply

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