Easy to Sew Boy’s Swim Boardshorts: Pattern and Sewing Step by Steps


Boy's Swimming Trunks / Board Shorts from Sewing Pattern Secrets

Easy Boy's Sewing Pattern

If you’re looking for an easy-to-sew swimwear project for your little boy, our Boy’s Swim Trunks (Unlined) with Drawcord and Pockets pattern is the perfect choice. This beginner/intermediate-level sewing pattern can be completed in just one day, making it a quick and satisfying project.

The pattern is suitable for boys sizes 5 through 12 and can be made from a range of fabrics, including 100% Polyester Microfiber, Polyester Boardshort fabric, 100% Polyester Taffeta, Nylon blends, or Nylon Taffeta. The trunks feature an elastic waistband, drawcord, and pockets, making them both practical and stylish.

To make these swim trunks, you’ll need some basic notions, including 1.5” wide elastic, and 3/16” or 5mm cords for the drawstrings. The length of these should be your waist measurement plus extra length to tie.

If you need some guidance on sewing these swim trunks, you can check out our external link to an article that explains the process in detail. You can also purchase the pattern from our pattern library to get started on your project right away.

Whether you’re planning a day at the beach or pool, these swim trunks are sure to keep your little boy comfortable and stylish. So why not try sewing them up today?

Fabric choices for boys swim trunks

When it comes to fabric choices for boys swim trunks, there are a variety of options available. Polyester microfiber is a popular choice due to its lightweight and quick-drying properties. Polyester boardshort fabric is another option, offering a slightly thicker feel and a more structured look. Nylon blends or nylon taffeta can also be used, providing a smooth and comfortable finish.

Tips for Sewing Drawcords and Elastic waistbands

Sewing drawcords and elastic waistbands can be tricky if you’re new to sewing. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • When sewing the drawcord channel, make sure to leave a small opening to thread the cord through. This will prevent the cord from getting stuck inside the channel.
  • Use no-roll elastic waistband. Do not use craft elastic.  Use a brand name like Dritz.  If you are knowledgeable to alter the pattern for the waist band width, you can buy chlorine protected rubber for the waistband.  This kind of rubber can also be used to replace your goggles or use in the neckline of a swimsuit.  
  • When measuring the elastic waistband, stretch it slightly to ensure a snug fit and a little extra for seam allowance. Make sure to use a zig-zag stitch to allow for movement.

If you’re having trouble threading the drawcord through the channel, attach a large safety pin to one end of the cord and use it to guide the cord through.

By following these tips, you can ensure a professional-looking finish to your boys swim trunks. Happy sewing

Learn More about this Pattern

If you want to learn more about how to sew these cute beachy boys swimming trunks before this summer, check out this link: https://www.dailymoss.com/learn-how-to-sew-these-cute-beachy-boys-swimming-trunks-before-this-summer/. This article provides detailed instructions and tips for sewing the trunks, making it a great resource for beginners and experienced sewers alike. 

Current Members:  Access this pattern on our library by logging into the library.

Purchasing this Pattern:  If you’re interested in purchasing the pattern, it’s only available as part of our pattern library in our sales offer at SewingPatternSecrets.com.

So why not get started on your project today in time for summer?

Marjorie Vaudreuil

Welcome to TheSewingBuzz.com, your ultimate destination for all things sewing! I'm Margie Vaudreuil, the creative force behind TheSewingBuzz and SewingPatternSecrets.com. I am a lifetime New Englander,in suburban Boston and my passion for the creative arts and design runs deep from fine art to design, to fiber arts and digital design. My mother, who crafted my costumes and clothing in the 60s and 70s, and my fraternal grandmother, from a migrant family from Poland who left school in 6th grade to work as a seamstress, have significantly influenced my sewing journey. My grandmother's skills allowed her to design many of her children's clothes, leaving a lasting legacy of skill and creativity. Guided by my strong Christian faith and supported by my loving family, I find inspiration in every aspect of my life. My husband, Mark, is my best friend and sales guru, and my son, Alex, resides in San Jose, California. I am also a proud step-grandmother to Hazel and Gottlieb, and step mother to Sean and his lovely wife Lisa, who live in Austria. As the founder, developer, web designer, content creator, and design manager of TheSewingBuzz, I aim to inspire and empower sewists of all levels. Here, you'll find a wealth of sewing patterns, tips, and tutorials designed to help you create beautiful, unique garments and accessories. Join me on this exciting sewing adventure and let's bring your creative visions to life! "Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you." 1 Thessalonians 4:11 www.sewingpatternsecrets.com/vsl www.thesewingbuzz.com www.marjorievaudreuildesigns.com www.buysewingpatternsonline.com (coming soon)

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