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How do you sew shorts?

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To sew a pair of shorts, make a pattern from an existing pair of shorts that fits well. Take several measurements from the existing pair of shorts, and draw a pattern for sewing a new pair of shorts.

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On the existing pair of shorts, measure the waistband, the side seam, the width of the leg opening, the front and back seams and the inseam. Use these measurements to draw a pattern on paper, and add a seam allowance of 1/2 inch. Cut out two fronts and two backs from the fabric. Sew the two fronts and backs together along the front and back seams, and then sew the side seams and the inseam. Fold and sew the waistband down, thread elastic through the tunnel and stitch the ends of the elastic together. Hem the legs to the desired length.

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