Toddler Knit Shorts

toddler shorts pattern
As an addition to the shorts patterns, this is the toddler size shorts sewing pattern as promised. This toddler knit shorts has the same original design as the kid shorts with graded measurement to fit around age of 3. If you wish to sew the toddler shorts with the original design, please refer to the kid shorts tutorial. Please scroll down to download the pdf pattern from the link on the tutorial section.

elastic band shorts

If you have been following through all the shorts sewing in Craft Passion, from boxer shorts, fully lined weekend shorts, kid shorts and this one – toddler shorts, you should be able to handle this sewing project pretty well. I am not going to repeat the whole basic sewing for the toddler version because it is basically a repetition of the kid shorts. Today, I am going to make a little variation on the basic shorts sewing pattern that includes:
1. recycle your old polo shirt to a toddler knit shorts.
2. add a ribbed band on the pocket by using a T-shirt ribbed sleeves band.
3. sew elastic band directly to the shorts’ waist.

{CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Toddler Knit Shorts.}

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  1. Those are absolutely adorable.

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  3. These shorts are SO CUTE! But oh where did you get the colored elastic??? I’ve looked so many places and can only find white, black or colored foldover!!!!

  4. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I used to sew a lot, but now I mostly knit and crochet. My 4-yo is incredibly curious girl and I try to keep my sewing things away from her. I printed out the pattern and compared it to her shorts – if I add seam allowances, it will be her size! Thank you! I am going to try.
    PS – there is always Rit for those who wants to dye elastic bands….
    ~ Iryna

  5. This is so cute! I am featuring it on my blog today!

  6. Ce que tu fais est vraiment extra ordinaire, c’est vraiment super
    I love what you do
    Il fallait y penser.

    Bonne continuation


    Translation (by Google):
    What you do is really extra ordinary, it’s really great
    I love what you do
    He had to think.

    good luck

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  8. Wow! Love this- my little girl would like to wear these too!

  9. Thanks for this free pattern!
    I used your great pattern as the base for my own. I wanted something a little more fitted for my 4 year old daughter to wear for P.E. at school. I also wanted no side seams. So I didn’t cut out the pocket on the front panel and lined up the bottom seams, and slided one over the other until I got a tighter fit, then drew a new waist line. Then I traced around the new pattern, so that I still have your pattern to make her some cotton shorts. The whole process (cutting pattern, editing pattern etc to sewing in a name label), was about 2 hours. Now I have two shorts patterns!

  10. I have been looking for exactly these shorts – thanks sooo much! Can’t wait to make them for my gandchild!

  11. This was a great tutorial! Thank you so much for posting it. I remixed the pattern a little and posted a blog about it on my site.

  12. Just put a pair together for my little girl with grosgrain ribbon instead of the ribbed band and added a cute little button to give it a nice little detail…turned out sooo cute! Couldn’t be happier, came together in about 2 hours and was very easy to follow your instructions! Going to try the tie variation next!

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