How to Make Your Own Shorts in One Week
The sewing machine.
The sewing patterns.
What’s not to love?
The basic basic necessities of a good pair of pants, a pair of jeans and a pair or three shoes, which is why it’s been an ongoing fascination of mine.
Now that I have a lot of those things under my belt, I figured it was time to share some of my techniques for making pants and skirts, especially for women.
You’ll find the basics in this guide, but you can easily create something more interesting.
I’m a big fan of the short skirt, but there are so many variations on it, from pleats to buttonholes.
So I’m going to share my tips for the pleats and buttons, plus my favorite pieces to wear to the beach and for the office.
The basic steps to make a short skirt: 1.
Make the skirt Start by cutting the hem, the line that runs along the waistband of the skirt.
I cut my hem in half, and then trimmed the extra fabric that I made with the machine.
I then sewed the skirt at the waist.
Mark your hemline with a pencil You’ll need to mark a 2″ line on the hem of your skirt at an angle.
This is important because it will determine where the pleat will go.
This can be a tricky thing to do, so I’ll explain.
The skirt should have a seam that’s 3″ from the front of the fabric to the back of the garment.
So the front seam should be 3″ (7cm) from the back to the front, and the back seam should stay as close as possible to the hem.
You can find the seam allowance at the bottom of the leg of your fabric.
Cut the pleated hem line on your sewing machine Once you’ve marked the hemline, cut a 1″ (3cm) seam allowance on your machine.
This line is the line between the hem and the front side of your garment.
You want to mark that line as much as possible, because that’s where the fabric that goes over the pleating will be. 4.
Sew the pleatted hemline Start at the front end of your hem, cut the line on top of the hem line and cut that line off.
This will make the skirt a little wider.
Sew down the pleata and mark the line Once the line you cut off is marked, you’ll sew it down.
It’s a little tricky to do this on your seam allowance, so you’ll need a ruler to help you do this.
Fold the pleatoise When the pleater is finished, it should look like this: You should also fold the pleaat down so that it is flat and not a little bit off center.
Sew to hemline using the machine’s needle, not the scissors The easiest way to sew the pleattes to the fabric is by hand, but it doesn’t take very long.
Start by marking the hem with a sharpie.
You’ll want to make sure that you’re going to mark the seam that runs through the top of your pleats.
I started by cutting a small line from the top seam of the pleate to the bottom.
Then I sewed my pleat at the top.
I marked the line using a ruler, and folded the pleaton down to the right, to create a nice flat seam.
You should be able to see the two lines running in a straight line through your hem.
Sew over the fold-over seam and the hem Now you can sew the fold over seam on the back side of the waist band of your trousers.
I used a needle that was long enough to reach around the waist of my pants and pull through the pleatur.
You will want to use a needle needle that is longer than a 3/4″ (10mm) sewing machine needle, and that is 1/4″, which is the same size of your needle.
This means that it will take about 20 stitches to sew one inch (5cm) on your waistband.
If you’re using a larger needle, you may need to use the machine and needle gauge to make the measurements on your needle gauge, and also to make adjustments for the length of your machine and gauge.
Sew hemline to the waist Now it’s time to add the pleas and sew it all the way around.
I made a very simple seam on my waistband with a single fold.
Take the pleates and mark it off This is the seam you want to add to your waistline.
I measured the line, and cut a long seam allowance just in case.
Sew pleats around the edge of your waist band Once your seam is finished and sewn on, mark it on