This week you can find two of my tutorials and free pdf patterns (ages 2-6 years) to sew up this super cool pair of skater shorts and coordinated hoodie over on Birch Fabric’s Blog! You can now find the skater shorts and hoodie tutorials, right here! The tutorials, feature prints from the Charley Harper range from Birch Fabrics, but originally I created them using the Fort Firefly range, designed by Teagen White, which is absolutely adorable!
I thought I would share some pictures, here, of the original version, as well as showing you how I created the embellishment for the back pockets.
Embellish the applique with organic cotton embroidery thread. I outlined some areas and used french knots for any spots. You can really sew as much or as little as you like. Then fold under the edges (you may need to clip some of the corners) and use small hand stitches to sew the applique to the back pocket (main fabric). You can then top stitch close to the edge, to attach the applique to your short, back pocket using your sewing machine. I also added in some of the spots that were outside of the firefly on the fabric.
This outfit went along to Quilt Market this October, along with my fabric hot air balloon, and I’m so pleased, as I love the way it turned out!
I used Critter Camp as the focus print for the hoodie, whilst the placket and hood lining are made using an upcycled t-shirt.
The trousers are sewn using Organic Fairtrade Corduroy and the lining fabric print is Jars Gold!