I have a quick stash busting project to share with you today and if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you'll know I've been on a Coffeehouse shorts kick lately. I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to make this pattern into shorts but, so far this summer I've made 3 Coffeehouse PJ shorts and this pair of dark chambray shorts with a blast of color.
I cant' get enough of the stitching! These take less than a yard of fabric, which make them the perfect stash buster, and I used left over bits of embroidery floss in the bobbin of my machine for the colorful stitching. So easy! It took me longer to decide on the colors than it did to actually do the stitching.
I used stitch 22 on my Janome, loaded embroidery floss in the bobbin and stitched from the backside. Turns out pretty doesn't it?
For the fit I was looking for I raised the waist 1" and put in 3 rows of elastic instead of one (it's really comfortable!)
The pattern is on sale for $7.80 in the shop if you don't already have it.
Here's a pic of the the PJ shorts I made from small pieces of fabric I didn't know what to do with. Grab the fabric pieces that are too big for the scrap bag but not quite large enough for a full project and make yourself a pair!
There's a Morrison Dress coming next!
Hi! I'm Diane, a wife, mom, sewing teacher and pattern designer from sunny Southern California. I share my sewing adventures here on the Blue Dot Blog formerly Gatorbunnysews. For more info click here.