How to Sew Shorts: 40+ Free Shorts Patterns

This summer, get ready to show off your legs with these free shorts patterns!

By: Sari Lesk, Editor,
How to Sew Shorts 40 Free Shorts Patterns

Summer fashion is a great way for people to express their individuality. As soon as the weather gets warm, everyone begins to wear shorts of every color, which are mixed and matched with different tops, belts, and shoes. But keeping up with summer trends can be expensive and a hassle, especially if you have a big family to clothe.

Rather than buy new clothes every year when the temperatures start to rise, try some DIY shorts instead. These 40+ tutorials will show you how to sew shorts that everyone in your family will be excited to bust out as soon as the forecast says "sunshine." From simple refashioning projects to fashion-forward easy shorts patterns that can be dressed up or dressed down, these free patterns and tutorials for how to make shorts are the best way to keep and look cool during warm summer weather.

Making your own clothes will be easier than every with these shorts sewing patterns! You'll look forward to DIY-ing for summertime with our free shorts patterns for ladies, guys, and even babies and toddlers. Plus, we've got a few tutorials for refashioning last season's shorts. You'll be saving more money than ever!

Sew Shorts for Girls and Women

Varsity Blues Jogging Shorts Pattern

The fashionistas in your family know a good pair of shorts when they see them. These four ladies' shorts patterns walk you through how to make shorts that any girl will love to wear. These patterns are the perfect way to complete any summer outfit, whether you wear them to the park, the beach, or just to lounge in your backyard. Check out these sewing tutorials to see how you can sew these stylish summer shorts for the girls in your house.

Sew Shorts for Boys and Men

Big Boy Bermuda Shorts

Whether your son only wears shorts in the summer or if he wears them year-round, these are the perfect bottoms for him to wear. Save some money and sew shorts on your own for the men of the family. These DIY sewing projects let you update your sons' wardrobes without spending big bucks. Rain or shine, your son will love wearing these shorts that you sewed just for him.

Sew Shorts for Your Baby

The Timeless Bloomers

Babies are very sensitive to temperatures, and you want to be sure that your little one is dressed weather-appropriate when the sun begins to shine. These baby shorts are simple to sew and comfy for your child to wear. You'll love how adorable your baby looks in these summer shorts, and you'll love how budget-friendly they are too. Don't waste money at the store to buy shorts you can sew all on your own.

Sew Refashioned Shorts

Clean Cut-Off Shorts for Boys

Raising a family comes with a lot of expenses, especially in the clothing department. Save some money by refashioning clothes into summer shorts. You can sew these five pairs of shorts using materials you already have around the house. These environmentally friendly shorts patterns are easy to sew, and they let you expand your child's wardrobe without breaking the bank.

BONUS! New DIY Shorts Patterns

Pinwheel DIY Shorts Pattern

You're not ready for summer yet until you've made these brand-new shorts patterns. In the season of tank tops and walking barefoot, you'll want to be comfortable in your skin, and these DIY shorts are just the wardrobe additions you need!

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I constantly have a hard time finding pajama shorts that are the right length. Time to make my own! I especially like the Simple Shirred Waist Shorts.

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