How to Sew a Shorts | Video Tutorial

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

The summer is coming super fast. A great garment to sew for the summer is shorts. We have made these nice elegant shorts for girls, and in this article, we tell you how you can make one as well. At the bottom of the page, you can find a video tutorial and the sewing pattern.



The tools we need:

There are some tools we have to have to make these shorts. Cutters, sewing pattern, elastic ribbon, and the fabric is essential.

The glue pen, safety pin, and clips are tools that make the job easier. You can easily make the Havana Shorts without these tools.

If you want to read more about the tools I use and recommend, you can click here.



Cutting the Fabric

We cut the fabric according to the patterns. The Havana shorts sewing pattern comes in a variety of sizes, so I print out the pages I need to make the shorts in size 98. You can read more about how to use the Happy-Sewing pattern here.



Folding the ribbons:

The first thing I like to have ready are the ribbons. I fold all three ribbons and apply clips on each side and sew them together.

We are using a Baby Lock Victory Serger for these seams. But you can use any sewing machine. What's important is that we use a seam that allows some stretch.



Joining the panels: