Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong!

If you don’t have your pattern yet, you can get it here. If you still need to order fabric, you can find the stretch woven HERE (Use code “moxie” for 10% off (through 7/27/18).

Catching up:

Need to catch up?

Check out Day 1 HERE on the blog. It’s got lots of tips for selecting your size, adjusting your fit, and cutting your fabric!

Day 2 is HERE on the blog, with instructions for sewing the side and inseams.

Day 3 is HERE on the blog, with instructions for sewing the bias tape, inner briefs, and compression shorts (plus a BONUS gusset tutorial!)

The Schedule

As a reminder, here’s our schedule:

Here’s a sneak peek at the schedule:

Day 1: Supplies, Fit, and Cutting Fabric

Day 2: Side seams and inseam 

Day 3: Bias Binding 

Day 4: Waistband (YOU ARE HERE)

Day 5: Hacks!

Today’s Tasks:

How did yesterday go? Were you able to get the bias binding on OK? Drop me a comment below, and don’t forget to leave a progress photo in the Fabric Fairy Group- there are some really epic shorts taking shape over there!

Today we are finishing up our shorts by sewing the waistband. I love how all the work you did yesterday to sew on that bias tape means that your hemming is already completed- all that’s left is to construct the waistband and sew it onto the shorts!

A couple tips:

  • In the Day 1 video, I showed how I increase the waistband height to make them a higher rise, which I prefer- I don’t like it when my tummy hangs out when I’m running! Make sure to check that out if you are the same way- as drafted, this one hits a couple inches below my belly button.
  • Adding in the clear elastic makes a HUGE difference- you’ll want to do this at a 1:1 ratio with your serger or sewing machine (using a ziag zag). Here’s a little video tutorial on that part specifically:

  • Don’t forget that you can add a zipper to your waistband! You can use the hack I posted HERE On my blog (the hack was for the Super G’s, but it works perfectly for this too), or use the included instructions to create a welt zipper pocket (slightly harder, but really cool!)

Waistband Construction:

Ready to finish these up? Let’s do it!

But WAIT! It’s not over! Tomorrow will feature a round up of  a couple fun HACKS for your Moxis, so stay tuned! And don’t worry- if you’ve had trouble keeping up with the Sew-Along, there will be a couple days over the weekend before we pick our PRIZES!

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  1. Emily on July 26, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I’ve really enjoyed this sew-along! I’ve never done any active wear for myself before & now I definitely will again 🙂

    • Sarah on July 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that Emily- it sounds like a whole new sewing world is opening up!

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