Welcome to Day 4 of the Moxi Shorts SewAlong!
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!)
As a reminder, here’s our schedule:
Here’s a sneak peek at the schedule:
Day 4: Waistband (YOU ARE HERE)
Day 5: Hacks!
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!)
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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