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Picture of A Pair of Childs Shorts from a T-shirt
Cheri at http://www.iammommahearmeroar.net/, is a very creative young mother with 2 boys and a little girl on the way.  Recently she did a tutorial on how to make shorts for her boys out of a t-shirt.  Brilliant I thought.  I can do that.  I went through my shirt drawer and pulled out a few shirts that were beginning to show wear.  Then I borrowed my 4 year old grandson’s pajamas to create the pattern.  This is how I did it.

Step 1:

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Supplies:
Paper (I taped two 8.5 inch x 11inch pieces together)
Marker
Scissors
Safety pin (not shown)
Pants or shorts (an elastic waist band is best to make the pattern from)
Sewing machine
Matching thread
1 inch wide non-roll elastic (20 inches for this boy’s waist)