Step 1: Supplies
- Fabric of Choice
- Sewing Machine or needle and thread (I have this Brother Machine)
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Pins
- Fabric Chalk
Step 2: Cutting and Sewing
For the size of the fabric, here is what I did.
For the width, I took the circumfrence of my thigh plus about 2 - 3 inches (probably better to do more than this). The extra inches will be for the side seams and for the crotch so that is why more is better. Mine got a little tight since I only did 2 extra inches.
- For the main measurement here, you will need to go with either the circumference of your thigh or half the circumference of your hips, whichever is biggest.
For the length, I measured a pair of shorts of mine and added a few inches. The extra inches here is for the bottom seam and for the top where you will have the drawstring. You will probably need at least 2 inches just for the top.
My pieces were about 24 inches wide by 13 inches tall and after the fact, I wish it was bigger. Keep that in mind, these are meant to be comfy, so the looser and bigger, the better.
Serge the edges and then sew the two sides together.
*Since I learned more of what not to do while making these, I also drew pictures to try to show what to do.
** Dotted line means sew.