This post is written by Teresa of Dandelion Drift.
I am so excited for this new pattern, the juba shorts, that Rachael has released. As I have been wearing my me made clothes more often, I’ve realized that I don’t have a lot of everyday clothes that I have made. These shorts are bound to remedy that!
I also, embarrassingly, pledged at the beginning of the year that I would sew my husband one thing a month. My math tells me that he should have seven things in his closet that I have made him, but sadly he only has two. I don’t know why I fizzled out, but I have the juba shorts cut out for my man and ready to sew!
Well, when Rachael shared her plans for this pattern, I knew it would go great with pockets. So great that she has several pocket tutorials lined up for this week! Here’s my rendition that Rachael so kindly made a downloadable file for you to make too!
Here are the quick, easy steps to show you how you can add pockets to your juba shorts too!
Grab the pocket pattern and cut out your size. You’ll need to cut out two pocket outers (one for the left side and one for the right) and two pocket linings. Also grab some trim. Cut your trim to be about an inch longer than the bottom edge of your pocket pattern.
Pin your pocket outer to the lining, right sides facing. If you are adding trim, pin that so it is in between the pocket outer and lining. You only need to pin the top and bottom curved edges.
Sew, using 1/2 inch seam allowance, the top and bottom curved edges. Do not sew the two short straight edges. Clip the curved edges.
Flip pockets right side out and iron. Top stitch just the top edge of your pockets using 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Pin your pockets to your shorts front. Sew along just the bottom edge of your pocket using 1/4 inch seam allowance. Do not sew the top curved edge. Also baste the two short straight edges (on the top and side seam).
That’s it, now sew the rest of your juba shorts according to the pattern directions!
My husband says these are a little bit crazy, but I couldn’t resist the vintage fabric paired with the vintage trim. And wild doesn’t bother me. You see what color I paint the walls in my house! Well, I can’t wait to see how you all customize your juba shorts (crazy or tame)!