Since some of us are still melting away in 100 degree weather these striped jersey shorts are just what a little boy (or girl) on the move would need. For those of you that are bundling up, these still make the comfiest jammies. Kojo Designs is a blog we’ve been crushing on since we spotted their Anthropologie Inspired Knotted Bedding and Anthropologie Knock-Off Curtains. They stole our hearts with the Sprinkled With Love Birthday and Sprinkle Cake Topper. Now they are here to give you the full tutorial for How to Turn a T-Shirt into Striped Jersey Shorts.
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How to Turn a T-Shirt into Striped Jersey Shorts
My 4-year old son, Burke, has a drawer full of ‘comfy clothes.’ We keep extra soft t-shirts, jammies, and sweats in there. However, I noticed recently that the drawer is extra pant heavy and pretty light on the ‘comfy shorts’ selection.
Luckily, a nap-time’s worth of jersey short sewing remedied our shorts deficit!
These little jersey shorts are an easy sew (I made two pairs during one naptime). Add some stripes with a bleach pen and you have some seriously cute little lounge shorts. Your little guy probably needs some too.
To make some striped jersey shorts, you’ll need-
-an XL (or bigger) guy’s tshirt
-a pair of sample shorts
Trace with a fabric pen (stretch out the elastic waist before tracing).
Cut around the traced line, leaving a half inch perimeter on the side and at least an inch on the top edge (sorry it switches to the blue shorts here- I didn’t take pictures while I made the orange ones. It’ll switch back to orange when I’m explaining the bleach stripes).