Free Offer
Simple Sewing Projects: 16 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

Find simple sewing projects perfect for the eager sewing student in this FREE eBook! This collection includes tutorials that range from upcycled totes to appliqud tops.

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Patriotic Stars and Stripes Shorts

This image courtesy of

Celebrate with pride this Independence Day with these Patriotic Stars and Stripes Shorts. This tutorial will teach you how to make shorts with step-by-step instructions and pictures. Homemade shorts are budget-friendly and perfect for a child, teen, or even an adventurous adult. This guide uses a simple striped pattern with stars on the cuffs and pockets that are subtle enough to be worn on any summer day. The elastic waist adds comfort and simplicity. Wear these shorts on the Fourth of July to get everyone in the festive mood.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine


Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I have never sewed a faux fly. I have attempted to but they never turned out right. I am going to attempt to make at least a pair using this tutorial. I love the way these shorts look and I love the cuffs. This is just in time for the 4th of July.I also love the idea of front pockets on inside and back pockets seen. Lets see if I can follow this. Anyone have any success?


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern

Have your dress your spoons, forks, and knives to the nines with this Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern. No matter what special occasion… Continue reading: "Cutlery Pockets Sewing Pattern"

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite patterns
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your patterns


Connect With Us

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Subscribe Share Your Project Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It