May 19, 2015

Big Hero 6 Shorts Tutorial

It's that time of year again!!! Time to sew some shorts!!! Now, I have done tons of shorts tutorials but these are a little different. These have a side panel from a different print. 
I went to Joann's and found the Big Hero 6 print in the remnants bin but nowhere else. YILES!!! It was barely over 1/2 a yard. Almost enough for the shorts but we needed some room to grow!! So I found the other print with coordinating colors in the remnant bin. Perfect!!! :D 

What I Used 

Less than 1/2 yard of main 
Scraps of coordinating
3/4" elastic 
Pinking shears

Step 1

I cut long strips from the coordinating fabric for the side panels. 
We didn't need tooooo much extra for the sides so I just cut the print so the whole row would row. 

Step 2

Fold the fabric into fourths. You want 4 pieces, 2 pieces per leg. 

Take a pair of shorts that fits your child well and use them as a guide. You'll want to add a couple of extra inches at the top and at least an extra inch at the bottom. 

Here you have the 4 pieces. 

Step 3

Now, take one of the long strips and pin it to one of the leg pieces with right sides together. 

Sew one long seam.

Press the seam.

Step 4

With right sides together, pin the strip to the other leg piece. 

Sew a long seam and press. 

Here it what you should have now. 

Step 5

Now we're going to go ahead and do the hem. 

Fold and press 1/4". 

Fold and press 1/2"

Sew the hem!

Step 6

Take a leg and put it right sides together, 

You are going to sew the inseam. Just sew between the 2 arrows.

Step 7

Now, take one leg and turn it right side out. 

Slide it down in to the other leg so that the right sides are together. 

Sew the remaining seam. It will look like you have 1 leg with an opening at the top. 

Step 8

Fold over the top by 1/2" and press.

Fold over again by 1" and press.

Sew around the top making sure to leave an opening to insert the elastic. 

Step 9

Take 2 large safety pins and attach one to each end of the elastic. 

Insert the elastic into the elastic casing. 

Sew the ends of the elastic together. 

Sew the opening closed.


Now he has shorts to match his Big Hero 6 shirt! ;)



  1. How adorable!!!! Collin looks adorable in his new Hero outfit... and I love the watermelon photo...He is just tooo cute..
    Hope he is doing better... Pray for him.

    1. Thank you so much, Judy!!!

      He is still doing well. <3

  2. ps. The matching fabric panels was a great idea.. Love to go to Hancocks and look in their clearance bins.. fun.

  3. These are so cute. I always had trouble with boys' fashion, it was cargo shorts or nylon shorts, not much else. Oh how I wish I had been able to sew. What a fun way to come up with new ideas for boys.

    1. Thank you so much!!!
      Yep, it's so hard to find boys clothes that have some style. Colin's favorite color is purple. It is SOOO hard to find purple for boys!! I just made him a pair of purple shorts to go with the 2 purple shirts that I found. LOL

  4. Love the movie . . . love the shorts . . . love the model! The last time my granddaughter visited she didn't bring any shorts because "You can just make me some, Grandma!" So this great tutorial will definitely come in handy! :)

    1. AWWW!! How sweet!!!! :D
      That movie was great. LOVE Baymax!! I want him!! LOL

  5. They turned out cute! I love the contrasting stripe down the side.

    1. Thank you!!!!!
      I still wonder if I should have used that contrast and made pockets... LOL

  6. wow...that is so cool!!!! LOVE that movie!


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