DIY Women's Overall Shorts

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Introduction: DIY Women's Overall Shorts

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Step by step instructions for women's overall shorts.

Print the pattern and sew along! :)

Supplies

Main fabric: 2 yards (Best fabrics to use Denim, Corduroy, Canvas)

Corduroy: https://amzn.to/3tUBHHj

Denim: https://amzn.to/3lKEwY2

Canvas: https://amzn.to/3ErHxoB

Interfacing: (Light weight) .25 yards - https://amzn.to/3CouXVa

Jean Buttons: 10 - https://amzn.to/3AoyC4F

Overall Buckles: 2 - https://amzn.to/39hNXs7

Pattern:Women's Overall Shorts Pattern Link (Download)

Step 1: Supplies

Main fabric: 2 yards (Best fabrics to use Denim, Corduroy, Canvas)

Interfacing: (Light weight) .25 yards

Jean Buttons: 10

Overall Buckles: 2

Step 2: Assembling Pattern

Download pattern.

Print pattern.

Tape pattern together alphanumerically from left to right, top to bottom.

Choose garment size.

Cut out pattern.

Step 3: Attaching Front Pocket

Grab both Front Pant and Pocket panels

- Place right sides of front pant and pocket panel together along upper left curved edge.

- Sew curved edge at .25 inch seam allowance.

- Repeat process for opposite front pant panel.

Step 4: Topstitch Pocket Opening

- Fold pocket panel under front pant panel.

- Iron folded edge.

- Repeat process for other front pant panel.

- Topstitch along curved edge.

(Tip: Use presser foot guide for straighter stitches.)

Step 5: Pocket Yoke

Grab Pocket yoke panel.

- Line up right side of pocket yoke with the pocket panel.

- Stitch at .25 inch seam allowance around inside curved edge.

- Repeat process for opposite side.

Step 6: Setting Pocket

- Line up pocket yoke top and side with front pant panel.

- Stitch as close as you can to the outside edge on both the top and side were the pocket meets the front pant panel.

- Repeat process for opposite front pant panel.

Step 7: Assembling Front Pant Panels

- Take both front pant panels and place the right sides together.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance along fly edge.

- Do not sew the entire edge. Stop sewing after curved edge.

Step 8: Sewing Fly

- Open right side of front pant panel.

- Fold in zipper fly opening and sew along curved guide.

- After sewing curve. Sew vertical edge to the right of the curve.

Step 9: Hemming Back Pocket

- Grab back pocket panel.

- Fold top edge over .25 inch and another .25 inch hiding the raw edge.

- Iron the folded edge.

- Stitch folded edge and repeat process for the other pocket panel.

Step 10: Back Pocket Panel Edges

- Fold the bottom edges over one time and iron.

- Fold the side edges over one time and iron.

- Repeat process for opposite back pocket panel.

Step 11: Attaching Back Pocket Panel

- Grab back pocket panel and back pant panel.

- Using the guides on the back pant panel. Line up the pocket with the marked guides.

- Pin back pocket panel in position.

- Stitch into place leaving the top edge open.

Step 12: Back Pant Dart

- Fold the dart lines together with right sides touching.

- Stitch dart on the right side of the fabric.

- Make sure the excess fabric on the wrong side points towards the inside seam.

Step 13: Assembling Back Pant Panels

- Place right sides of both back pant panels together.

- Stitch inside curve edge at .25 inch seam allowance.

Step 14: Topstitch Back Pant Panel

- Roll seam allowance to the left or right.

- Topstitch along the entire curved inside seam.

Step 15: Interfacing Waistband Back Panel

- Grab one waistband back panel and interfacing.

- Iron interfacing to panel.

Step 16: Attaching Waistband Back Panels

- Grab both waistband back panels.

- Place the right sides of the interfaced panel and back pant panel together.

- Grab opposite waistband panel (non interfaced panel) and place the right side of the waistband panel to the wrong side of the back pant panel.

- Line up the centers of both waistband back panels with the center of the back pant panel.

- Pin waistband panels on position.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance along top edge of waistband.

Step 17: Topstitch Waistband Panel

- Fold open the waistband back panels so the wrong sides are touching.

- Iron the seam.

- Topstitch on the waistband side.

Step 18: Waistband Front Panel

- Repeat steps 15-17 for the waistband front panel.

Step 19: Hemming Front Pocket Panel

- Grab front pocket panel.

- Roll top edge .25 inch over and another .25 inches. Hiding the raw edge.

- Iron folded edge.

- Stitch folded edge.

Step 20: Front Pocket Edges

- Fold the bottom edges over one time and iron.

- Fold the side edges over one time and iron.

Step 21: Setting Front Pocket

- Grab front pocket panel and front chest panel.

- Using the guides on the front chest panel. Line up the pocket with the marked guides.

- Pin front pocket panel in position. - Stitch into place leaving the top edge open.

Step 22: Front Chest Panel Interfacing/Edges

- Cut interfacing to the size of the top edge as marked on pattern.

- Iron interfacing to top edge of front chest panel.

- Fold curved side edges over twice hiding the raw edge.

- Iron the folded edges.

- Sew curved edges.

Step 23: Hemming Top Edge of Front Chest Panel

- Fold top edge over twice hiding raw edge.

- Sew along top edge.

Step 24: Assembling Back Chest Panel

- Grab both back chest panels.

- Place the right sides together.

- Stitch at .25 inches along straight inside edge.

- After sewing. Fold seam allowance the left or right and add topstitch.

Step 25: Hemming Back Chest Panel

- Repeat steps 22-24 for back chest panel.

Step 26: Attaching Back Panels

- Grab back pant panel and back chest panel.

- Place right sides together. Lining up the center of the waistband and back chest panel.

- Only stitch the outside interfaced waistband to the back chest panel.

Step 27: Finishing Back Waistband Seam

- On the wrong side of the back panel.

- Roll the top edge of the waistband back panel over.

- Iron edge down.

- Topstitch from the right side sewing both inside and outside waistband back panels.

Step 28: Finishing Front Panel

- Repeat steps 26-27 for with the front chest panel and front pant panel.

Step 29: Front Interfacing

- Grab front interfacing panel.

- Place interfacing on the wrong side of panels.

- Iron interfacing to panels.

Step 30: Attaching Front Interfacing Panels

- Roll top curved edge of front interfacing panel.

- Line up front interfacing panel with complete front chest/pant panel.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

- Repeat process for opposite side.

Step 31: Topstitching Front Interfacing Panels

- Roll front interfacing panels towards the back.

- With the wrong sides touching. Iron the edges.

- Topstitch along the top curved and side edge.

- Repeat process for opposite side.

Step 32: Interfacing Under Panel

- Grab under panel.

- Place interfacing on half of under panel.

- Fold under panel in half (hot dog style) with right sides touching.

- Sew top edge at .25 inch seam allowance.

- Clip the inside corner of seam allowance.

Step 33: Under Panel Right Side Out

- Flip the under panels right side out.

- Iron the fold.

Step 34: Attaching Under Panel

- Grab complete front chest/pant panel.

- Place the under panel right sides together with the raw edges pointed towards the outside.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

- Repeat process for opposite side.

Step 35: Topstitching Under Panel

- Fold the under panel towards the back.

- Iron and stitch along the outside edge.

Step 36: Button Hole Alignment

- Cut small paper strips the size of your button diameter.

- Space out strips on complete front chest/pant panel.

- Mark with chalk.

Step 37: Button Hole Presser Foot

- Grab button hole presser foot.

- Place button in top slot of the presser foot. Push lever up towards button. This will adjust the presser foot to the correct size hole for the button you are using.

- Set sewing machine to button hole settings.

- Pull down button hole lever.

Step 38: Button Hole Test Run

- Before adding button holes to the garment. It is best to test the button hole size.

- After sewing the button hole. Cut the fabric on the inside of the button hole. This will create the slit for the button to pass through.

- I like to make sure the button doesn't pass through the hole to easy. That means you hole is to big and the button can slip out when in use.

Step 39: Adding Button Holes

- Once satisfied with button hole settings.

- Add button holes to the marked areas on the front chest/pant panel.

Step 40: Front and Back Complete Panels

- Grab the front and back completed panels.

- Place the right sides together.

- Line up the bottom outside edges.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

- ONLY sew the bottom edge up to the pocket.

Step 41: Topstitching Outside Seams

- Roll the inside seam allowance to the left or right.

- Topstitch the out side seams.

Step 42: Inside Pants Seam

- Grab the front and back inside seams.

- Place the right sides together.

- Sew at .25 inch seam allowance.

Step 43: Topstitch Inside Pants Seam

- Roll seam allowance to the left or right.

- Topstitch inside seam.

Step 44: Hemming Leg Openings

- Roll the bottom leg openings over twice towards the inside. Hiding the raw edge.

- Pin the edge down.

- Sew all the way around the folded edge.

Step 45: Sewing Strap Panel

- Grab strap panels.

- Place the right sides together.

- Sew around the outside at .25 inch seam allowance leaving the bottom edge open.

Step 46: Clip and Pull

- Clip the corners of the top edge.

- Pull the right side out.

- Iron the strap panel.

Step 47: Finishing Strap Panels

- Fold the bottom edges in towards each other.

- Pin down so no raw edges are exposed.

- Topstitch along the entire outside edge.

Step 48: Deciding on Strap Buckles

- Strap buckles come in a few different styles.

- Choose the buckle that best suits your style.

Step 49: Adding Strap Buckles (Step 1)

- Start by threading the top of the strap through the strap adjuster from bottom to top and back through the towards the bottom.

Step 50: Adding Strap Buckles (Step 2)

- Feed strap buckle on strap.

- Wrap top of strap back towards strap adjuster.

- Feed strap back trough the strap adjuster back opening from the bottom side.

- Pull strap end though back opening.

Step 51: Setting Strap Buckle

- Feed slack though strap adjuster. Allowing space to sew down strap end.

- Roll the strap end back down onto itself.

- Sew strap end down.

- Repeat process for opposite strap.

Step 52: Attaching Straps

- Place straps on the inside of the complete back chest panel.

- Line the curve of the strap up with the outside edge.

- Sew the straps down.

Step 53: Adding Strap Buttons

- Line up straps with the outside edges of front chest panel.

- Mark the inside buckles with chalk.

- Poke hole through the front chest panel.

- Feed male end of jean button though hole.

- Add female end of jean button.

- Depending on the style of jean button either apply presser or screw into secure tight position.

- Repeat process for opposite strap.

Step 54: Adding Side Jean Buttons

- Using the same buttons for the sides. Line up the button holes on the top of the under panel.

- Mark through the button holes with chalk.

- Add jean buttons on chalk marks.

Step 55: Finished!

I will be adding a step by step video tutorial in the near future so be sure to check back!

Thank you so much for checking out my sewing project! :)

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    3 Comments

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    Lillypaf
    Lillypaf

    4 weeks ago

    So cute! Thanks so much for sharing, I really want to make these!

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    mysplinters
    mysplinters

    4 weeks ago

    Extend the legs and this will be a great shop overall! Great work :) Wish I could sew haha.