With summer right around just around the corner, we’re all searching for a comfy shorts pair to wear. These are the kind of shorts that are suitable for exercising in the gym running on the street or relaxing around the house. Shorts for a gym, in the best of fashion, with the curved seams on the sides in Prefontaine style. Get the fitness shorts for free design to begin working sewing this simple booty shorts for women pattern that is perfect to use in beginning sewing projects.
Cut Out Pattern
Print the workout shorts pattern on regular printer paper. Then, assemble. After assembling Cut around the pattern lines to get the size of your pattern. Place the pattern flat on top of your fabric, placing the fabric folded to make mirror-image cuts. Cut two fronts and two backs, as well as one waistband on the front and one waistband back.
Sew Shorts Front and Back Together
Put the two fronts’ left sides together. Sew and pin the seam at the crotch. Complete the seam with a zigzag stitch, serger, or pinking shears. Repeat the process for the backs and press.
Set the back and front shorts over one another and put them right sides together making sure that the crotch is in the same seam. Sew the inside leg to the outside leg. Complete the seam with the serger, zigzag stitch, or pinking shears. Press.
Sew Bias Tape
Unfold the shorts in a way that one side seam of the bent leg and the side seams are smooth. The rough edges of your bias tape onto the curved seam of the shorts. Sew, then cut your seam allowance women tracksuit.
When the shorts are right side up press the bias tape and seam towards the outside. Flip the shorts over so that they’re facing the wrong way. Fold the bias tape over towards the back of your shorts. It will cover the seam. Stitch and pin down your bias tape. Repeat for the second leg.
Overlap Side Seam and Sew
The side seams should be overlapping in the lower waist area by two inches, and place the back side seam placed on top of the front seam. The side seam should be pin-tucked until you are at the edge with a curving. Make sure you test your shorts, and if you need to, adjust your seam for the proper fitting. Sew across the edge of the bias tape to make sure the seam is secure. R.peat for the opposite side.
Put the front of the waistband and back, right sides together, matching the seams on the sides. Sew the seams on the sides and stitch. Make side seams more open.
Fold the raw edges of both sides 1/4 inch towards the wrong side, then press. Cut the waistband into half and press the wrong sides together, matching the edges that have been folded and pressed.
Sew Waistband to Shorts
Sew a gathering stitch around your waistband. Carefully pull the bobbin thread to ensure that the upper part of your shorts is of the same width that the waistband. Unfold the waistband and slide it over the top of the waistband of the shorts with the right sides facing each other. The sides of the waistband to the seams of the bias tape. Then, pin the top of the folded seam and stitch. Sew the seams together.
The waistband should be folded towards the inside of the shorts. It will cover an open seam. Then sew the seam leaving a 3-inch gap for insertion of the elastic.
Inserting the Elastic
You can wrap the elastic around your waistband, then subtract 3 inches from the measurement. Cut the elastic to fit. Attach a safety pin to one edge of your elastic and slide it through the opening of the waistband. Carefully work the elastic throughout the entire waistband and ensure it doesn’t twist until it is at the opening and then take it off. The 2 ends of elastic together, and stitch. The elastic should be fully inserted into the waistband, then close the opening of the waistband by sewing it to seal it. Press.
Press Shorts to Finish
Press seams on all sides. To maintain your shorts, wash them with an easy setting in cold water, then hang dry. Set the back and front shorts over one another and put them right sides together making sure that the crotch is in the same seam. Sew the inside leg to the outside leg. Complete the seam with the serger, zigzag stitch, or pinking shears. Press.