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Pinwheel DIY Shorts Pattern

By: Kathleen Frances from
Pinwheel DIY Shorts Pattern
Pinwheel DIY Shorts Pattern
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You're not ready for summer yet until you've made this Pinwheel DIY Shorts Pattern. 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 addition you need. You want your shorts to be loose but not look like a slob, which is where this shorts pattern comes in. You can wear them to the grocery store, hiking, or even to a casual summer party if you want to do so. Another perk of these adorable shorts is that you'll use less than a yard of fabric.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • 29" of fabric (45" or 54" wide)
  • 4 yards of trim
  • 1" elastic long enough to fit around your waist

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These shorts are so cute! I didn't know they were a blast from the past but love them. I love that I can make this pair so easily and with very little fabric. I'd make the edges with some pom poms trim I have leftover from another project and some lacy fabric I can wear to bed.

I have seen these in many department stores in the mall and my daughter loves them but they come with a big price tag so I am so glad to see a pattern for these. They are so popular and so comfy and not hot which is why they are a hit. Just add some pretty lace to the hems and you are on your way for some cute shorts for you or that special someone. Thanks.

I love shorts like these. I think they are such a great alternative to denim shorts. They're more creative, colorful, and fun! Definitely a summer must-have.


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