I absolutely love the comfortable-chic look of Pom Pom Shorts lately. They’re surprisingly versatile and easy to style. Wear them as a beach cover-up or with gladiator sandals and a simple t-shirt on a casual day. It feels like cheating to slip out of your pjs and into these comfy little things. This year and I’m pretty excited for this week’s fashion DIY to make some!
DIY Pom Pom Shorts Supplies:
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- Black Thread
- 1″ Elastic
- Dressmaker Shears
- Old Pajama Shorts or Gym Shorts
- Jersey Knit Stretch Paisley Fabric
- Basic Sewing Machine
- Sew On Pom Pom Fringe Trim
How To Make DIY Pom Pom Shorts:
Since we want your shorts to be comfortable and fit you perfectly, start by folding a pair you already have in half. We’ll use these shorts to make a basic pattern. Don’t stress. I’ll show you how….
Fold your stretch fabric in half. Then, place your folded shorts on the folded edge like this:
Loosely cut out the shape of your shorts. Leave at least 1″ around the edge to sew the pieces together.
When you are done, you should have a basic shape that looks like this:
And when you open the folded piece of fabric, you should be left with a piece that looks similiar to this:
Repeat to create two identical pieces of fabric. Open and fold in half (right sides together) and pin the two pieces along the center front/back lines like this:
Sew them together.
When you open them up, you should have something that looks like this:
Now, lay your shorts flat and pin along the bottom crotch/ leg line.
Sew the front and back pieces together.
You should be left with shorts that look like this:
Next, create a casing for your elastic by folding the top of your shorts over 1 1/4″ and pinning into place. Sew along the edge to create a casing and slip your elastic in.
Now, let’s sew on the pom embellishments to finish it off!
While gently stretching the leg hemline, pin your pom pom embellishment into place.
Sew it on and try on your new shorts! Wasn’t that easy?!
These shorts are so incredibly comfortable and took less than 30 minutes to make from start to finish. I really hope you liked this little DIY and as always, please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!
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