This is ihsan’s new hippo shorts made by me. Why these shorts named hippo?! No specific reason. It just because I used this cute hippopotamus patterned cotton fabric . I get this fabric through an online seller in Semarang. This store has many buyers so I had to scramble to buy the fabric there. Lets imagine when this store publish his latest fabric collections, in only about 10 minutes, many variety of fabric has been directly booked by buyers! So I am very lucky managed to get this cute fabric.
These shorts inspired by simple shorts tutorials I’ve ever written before. I gave combination of different fabrics on the bottom and add flaps on the right and left pants.
- Simple shorts pattern
- Main fabric, about 0.5 m (I use that cute hippo fabric)
- Fabric for combination and flaps
- 2 button
- Elastic waist with appropriate length (about 40 cm)
Step 1 Copy the pattern on paper, and attach it to the main fabric that has been folded. Cut the fabric according to the paper pattern to obtain two pieces of fabric. Cut 2 piece of combination fabric with size of 7 x 40 cm.
Step 2 fold the combination fabric lengthwise and attach it at the bottom of main fabric. Cut the combination fabric according the outline of the bottom of the pants.
Step 3 to create a flap, cut the fabric (I use a plain white cloth) with a size of 5 x 18 cm. Fold the fabric and sewing the edges as shown below. Get attention to parts that are not stitched on the image because it will be reverse later.
Step 4 reverse the flap, and sewing around it.
Step 5 place the fabric with bad part facing up. Attach the flap on the center.
Step 6 Stack the fabric combination that has been cut in the second step. Sew at the bottom as shown below
Step 7 fold the combination fabric towards on the top of seam. Furthermore, with right side together, sew inner leg seam for each piece of pattern (note the marked portion on the image below)
Step 8 With right side facing together, sew center front seam. Do the same thing for center back seam.
Step 9 Fold the top of the pants along the 2.5 cm and sewing at the top. Do not forget to leave elastic seam for entry. Insert elastic at the top of the pants, unite both ends and sew. Close the rest of the seam.