Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Sewing for BOYS!! Mens shirt into boys shorts

Here is a SUPER easy sewing project for your summer time boy!

Take a men's shirt and turn it into shorts!
What is so nice about use the men's shirt is that your legs are already hemmed! : )  

Here is what you will need:
Men's Shirt
Dana's (From Made) Pattern for Shorts with pockets
(You use her pants pattern and shorten it for the shorts)

1. Cut out Dana's Pattern pieces and mark on the pattern how long you want your shorts to be... I used a pair of shorts my son already had.  Remember the legs are already hemmed so you don't need to add a seam allowance! 

2. Cut out the front and the back pieces 

3. Cut out your pocket pieces out of the extra fabric of the shirt.

Sew together using Dana's Shorts tutorial  and Pocket tutorial
 (honestly she has better pictures and directions that what I could do!) 

Love love love!!  
The boy and the shorts!  

I made this shirt into these shorts.

Here are some shorts I made out of Seersucker material using the same pattern.... I love this pattern... so easy for some awesome boy shorts! 
Of course I made a shirt to match!  I just cut out the shape of a 3 and used Wonderunder to attach it to the shirt and hand embroidered around it.  

Made is celebrating the SUMMER boy this week! 
Check out all the cool boy projects over there!


Unknown said...

Wow, really nice work! :)

laxsupermom said...

So cute!(the shorts & the boy!) Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kim3278 said...

I wish I could sew so that I could make these. I have a slight addiction to plaid shorts for kids.

JesusArnoldSisters said...

Kim, sewing is not a hard thing to learn. There are many great sources available on-line or even locally in your community that would be worthwhile pursuing. Good luck!

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