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Draw String Shorts Pattern Tutorial

These are a basic, casual pair of shorts finishing above the knee. They feature an elasticated waistband with a drawstring and side pockets.

Skip to the following parts of the video;

00:00 Introduction
01:50 (a) Sewing the darts
06:43 (b)-(c) Attach pocket piece
10:56 (d) Attach side yoke
13:04 (e) Sew pocket to yoke
13:41 (f) Sew side seams
14:57 (g) Sew inside leg seam
16:20 (h) Sew center seam
17:59 (i)-(k) Preparing waistband
22:45 (l)-(n) attaching waistband
26:47 (o) Inserting elastic
28:30 (p) Inserting cord
29:50 (q) Hemming shorts

Suggested fabrics 

Cotton, cotton blends, denim, linen


Materials Needed 

1.5m fabric (60” wide)
50cm light-weight fusible interfacing
2 x 1.5cm eyelets
1.5” wide elastic:
Small: 85cm long
Medium: 90cm long
Large: 95cm long
140cm, 7mm thick cord
Coordinating thread

Waist (fullest)
107cm / 42”
112cm / 44”
101cm / 40”
106cm / 42”
96cm / 38”
100cm / 39”
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