DIY High Waist Lounge Shorts

If you are looking for an easy-sew sewing project, then why not try making a pair of shorts. This project is a great beginner project to ease you into dressmaking. In this week’s YouTube video, I am sharing how to make these DIY high waist lounge shorts. I used an old pair of shorts as a template to create a pattern for my DIY high waist lounge shorts. 

DIY Lounge shorts

Have a watch of the video below to see how I created my shorts. 

DIY High Waist Lounge Shorts

Here is a link to the dress fabric I used. I tweaked my pattern so that my shorts would have a lot of movement. I knew that this fabric would be flowy, and I wanted the fabric to drape nicely on the body. I used a thin elastic for my waistband, but you could use a wider elastic on yours. If you are using a cotton fabric or a fabric with more structure, then I recommend not having your sewing pattern as wide. Cotton doesn’t have as much movement compared to the satin fabric I used for my shorts. 

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The shorts I created almost look like a skirt. I love how versatile these shorts are, or I can wear them now as loungewear, or I can wear them in Summer with a cute top. Perfect shorts for cycling my bike in Summer! 

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If you are sewing newbie and would like to master the basics of sewing, then check out my online beginner’s sewing course. I teach you how to master your machine and the basics of sewing, from scary sewing terminology to fun projects. Click here to get more details on my online sewing course. You can also enrol and start learning today! Learn at your own pace and master a new craft skill.

You can also check out my playlist of free sewing videos here. Enjoy! If you like them, please share and subscribe to my YouTube channel too.

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