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This is a really rewarding project. Once you have mastered inserting a zip fly the rest is a doddle!(I don't mention it all the time, but, as a ...
This one is from the Great British Sewing Bee book 'Sew Your Own Wardrobe'. I've shortened it for shorts. Measure yourself accurately & choose the correct pattern size.
Zig zag the curved edge of your pocket facings. Sew pocket facings (right side up) to pocket linings (right side up).
Pin & sew pocket to trouser front (right sides together)Understitch the lining. Press to right side. Top stitch the fold.
Baste down the pocket sides & top. Sew up the lining & zig zag the rough edge.
Sew the curved edge of your left fly shield. Turn & press. Pin & sew onto the Front of your Left-Front pattern piece. Press & turn to the ...
Measure a bit more than you need. Snip a bit of the teeth off from where you made the cut. Open a bit of the end of the ...
Turn & press the hem allowance of the right hand side of the fly opening. Pin & tack the zip (facing out, closed with pull at top!) with ...
Pin the zip shield out of the way. Turn your shorts right side up. Close the fly so there is no puckering. (Pic 1)Pin the zip to the ...
With right sides facing. Space the pins evenly and remove as you go to avoid 'bolting'!
Press the belt loops & top stitch down both sides. Cut into 6 equal lengths. Pin belt loops onto right side of trouser waistline. (1" from pocket. 2" ...
Pin the centre back seam, matching the waistband up. Sew together twice a few mm apart for extra strength. Zig zag the raw edges and press open. (I ...
Finish the waistband by invisible slip-stitching down on the inside.
Pin the inseam from crotch to hem on both sides. Sew from the crotch down to one hem, then the other (crotch to hem again, crossing over at ...
Follow the instructions in the kit!
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