Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Contrast Faux Button Fly Shorts

Faux Button Fly Shorts Tutorial

I hear all the time that boy's clothes just aren't as fun to sew as girls.  As a lady who sews almost exclusively for boys, I have to disagree.  For me, the fun in sewing boy clothes is all in  the details.  A contrast fly is a great way to bring interest to your little one's shorts or pants and it's a lot easier to do than you think.  This can be done for any pants pattern that includes a working or faux fly, or draft your own. 

With right sides together, sew the fly from the top down.  Start with a basting stitch, and when you get to the bottom of the faux fly, back stitch and switch to a regular stitch.

Press the seam open.

With wrong sides together, sew the fly shield using a zig-zag stitch.  (If you want, you can add button holes before the next step.

Then sandwich the fly shield between the faux fly layers, pin in place,

 and topstitch on the right side of the pants.

Use a seam ripper to unpick the basting stitches.

how to sew a faux button fly

Then topstitch the left side of the contrast fly shield. (If you add button holes to the fly shield skip this step).

Sew on your buttons (if you chose to add button holes, sew the buttons under the fly shield) and continue sewing your shorts or pants.

Faux Button Fly Shorts

Whether your little one is climbing rocks, throwing sticks,

or taking in the view, it's exciting to know there's a fun, hidden detail in one's clothes.We'd show you but, you know, we steer clear of anything that could be construed as flashing.

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