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Reef Walker by New Horizons Designs with Hazelnut Handmade

We live in shorts weather at least 10 out of the 12 months of the year and my youngest son is always saying he doesn’t have any clean shorts. So I pulled out the Reef Walker pattern from New Horizons Designs to whip up another pair.

Reef Walker by New Horizons Designs with Hazelnut Handmade

And I’m serious about the ‘whip’ part. I cut out all the pieces, then sewed them all up in about 30 minutes while my husband decompressed his day. I got a new serger recently and she purrs and makes sewing so pleasant! It was a great sewing session-new serger, good company, and great pattern.

Reef Walker by New Horizons Designs with Hazelnut Handmade

I used a soft French Terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics for this pair of Reef Walkers. French Terry automatically gives you a subtle contrast when you roll the cuff for the hems-which I love. It’s plenty thick for shorts and super comfortable. As long as I make sure to measure his waist to know how long to cut the elastic these are always a winner with him. He’s skinny-so if I don’t measure his waist the elastic ends up too big and the shorts fall down.

Reef Walker by New Horizons Designs with Hazelnut Handmade

This is the first pair for him with the unique kangaroo pocket instead of my hack for separate pockets. The kangaroo pocket is a fun unique detail on the shorts that sets them apart. Because I used the same fabric, it’s a really subtle detail-just my style.

Reef Walker by New Horizons Designs with Hazelnut Handmade

Summer is off to a great start! What I really need to do is cut out several pairs at once and just batch sew a wardrobe of Reef Walkers! I could have all his shorts sewn up in a couple hours! Now that would be awesome!