From Season 16 of Project Run & Play, we are happy to bring you Kat of Sew Chibi Designs Natsu Shorties pattern seen in her Signature Style Challenge.
The Natsu Shorties PDF Pattern is a relaxed fit, knee length, knit shorts pattern featuring contrast cuffs and drawstring waistband. Perfect summer shorties for girls AND boys; for kids 12/18M all the way up to 16Y!
MAIN FABRICS: Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch recovery: cotton or cotton blend jersey, knit interlock, sweater knit (see notes below*).
CONTRAST FABRICS: Ribbing, jersey with at least 75% stretch recovery. If you are using a knit fabric with less stretch recover, ad about 1/2″ – 3/4″ to the pattern piece. Do not use fabric with less than 25% stretch recovery.
*If you want to use a thicker fabric, size up a size, but keep in mind the desired length you want.
For Shorts Construction:
・ballpoint/stretch size 80 needle
・ 1.5 – 2 yards (˜1.3-1.8 meters) twill tape, cording, or *sewn ties
・ 1 yard of 1.25” wide elastic (˜3.1cm) (sports elastic works best.)
・ scraps of lightweight interfacing for buttonholes
・ a bodkin for pulling elastic or safety pin
・ coverstitch machine for hemming
・ walking foot if using a sewing machine
Girls and Boys 12M-16Y
Looking for some comfy shorts for the summer?
Then I’ve gotcha covered! The Natsu Shorties, named after the Japanese word for “summer”, are a super quick + easy sewing project, perfect for all the adventurers in your family!
NOTE: This is a downloadable PDF pattern, NOT A PAPER PATTERN. Your pattern can be opened with Adobe Reader and will print on standard letter-size paper (8.5″ x 11″).
Please note this pattern itself is covered by copyright and may not be shared. Each person who wishes to use this pattern should purchase their own copy of it.
See the original design here: Signature Style Challenge on Project Run & Play.
Designer: Kat of Sew Chibi Designs