juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim

This post is written by Teresa of Dandelion Drift.

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

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!

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

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!

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

Here are the quick, easy steps to show you how you can add pockets to your juba shorts too!

First, click here to download the juba shorts pocket pattern.

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

Step One

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.

Step Two

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.

Step Three

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.

Step Four

Flip pockets right side out and iron. Top stitch just the top edge of your pockets using 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Step Five

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!

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

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)!

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim || imagine gnats

Teresa Behr

Hi all...my name is Teresa.I have a serious problem sitting still and fill the little free time I have with projects.I love to create, especially when I get to use my sewing machine!
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9 Responses to juba shorts tutorial: pockets with trim

  1. Julie July 7, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Very cute! Did you omit the drawstring in the front? I’m thinking of doing this and wonder if there are any special instructions for this. Thanks.

    • Rachael Gander July 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

      hi, Julie… I actually don’t know if Teresa did or not ;) but I’ve made a few pair where I made sure the elastic was tight enough to not need the front drawstring. I just tried them on with the elastic pinned to make sure it was tight enough before I stitched it to secure. hope that helps!

    • Teresa July 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Hey julie…I did omit the drawstring and did just what Rachael said. They stay up without a problem because of tighter elastic in the back :)

  2. Katy(LethargicLass) July 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    love the pockets, will probably try on my next capri length pajama version :)

    • Teresa July 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

      Ooh…capri length sounds great!

  3. Jenelle July 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    These are adorable! I think I also need to make a PJ version with some added pockets and trim. :)

    • Teresa July 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

      Yay…can’t wait to see when you make them Janelle!

  4. Emily July 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    these look great! I love how dressy they look… this pattern is so versatile.

    • Teresa July 7, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

      It is an awesome pattern. Definitely need more of these in my drawer!

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