It’s almost June and Jarod is quick to remind me that he has only two pairs of shorts that fit him from last year.
Being a good mom, I decided to take the kids to Joann’s fabric store and let him pick out some ‘boy’ fabric, since my fabric stash leans towards girls prints and colors.
I should have learned long ago that taking my children in the fabric store is a mistake. They are worse than me for wanting every fabric they see.
During the hour in the store I heard the words,
“Mom, can I have this?”
“Oh mom! Look how cool this is!” and
“How come he gets to get a whole bunch of fabric and I only get to choose one?”
at least several dozen times.
Meanwhile the little one insisted on being set free from the shopping cart and proceeded to unroll every bolt of fabric she could get her hands on.
The lady cutting our fabric commented, “It’s not summerbreak yet.”
“No, it’s not,” I said, “I homeschool.”
“Oh,” she said. (She did not appear to be a ‘kid person’).
Although Jarod insisted I start the shorts right away, I think they’ll have to wait till the weekend. I don’t have a pattern but will make a template from a pair of the shorts that still fit him like the ones above from last year.
There are some good directions for sewing your own kids shorts here at Handy Home Projects.
If you want to save money and recycle old t-shirts then here is a great tutorial on making pants/shorts from an old t-shirt at Rookie Moms.