Simple Sewing Tutorial: How to Add Shorts Under a Skirt

Introducing a new sewing hack tutorial on how to easily add shorts under a skirt! In this video, we will guide you step by step on how to create a skort by mixing a skirt pattern and a leggings pattern. Whether you want to make a swim skirt, a tennis skirt, or simply add shorts under any of your skirts, this hack is perfect for you. Get ready to learn and let’s get started!

To follow along with this tutorial, we will be using the gathered skirt from the tankini bathing suit pattern and the urban leggings pattern. However, feel free to use any skirt and leggings pattern of your choice. The process remains the same – attaching the leggings at the waistband along with the skirt. Don’t worry, it’s super easy and quick!

First, let’s determine the length of the shorts. Using a measuring tape, measure your inseam starting from your crotch area down to your desired length. If you already know your preferred inseam length, use that measurement. Mark this measurement on your pattern and fold it at that point. Cut along the fold to create the shorts length.

For the skirt, cut the front and back pieces, as well as the waistband, following your desired size. You can adjust the length of the skirt according to your preference.

In this video, I am wearing a hacked Chapman cardigan. While I couldn’t provide a tutorial for this exact dress due to technical difficulties, I assure you that I will create one in the future because I absolutely love it!

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Thank you for watching and happy sewing!

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be to add shorts under a skirt but got a little intimidated?? Not to worry, let’s do it together! It’s Sew Easy!!

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  1. Want to make a few of these for my 9 yr old granddaughter…she's a mix of girly girl with a pinch of tomboy thrown in for spice! Thanks for sharing😊

  2. Love this outfit! I plan to travel abroad, don't want wrinkled clothes, and want comfy shorts while being modest when touring churches. This is perfect for my needs.

  3. I love this so much! I usually wear biker shorts under skirts in the summer, so this makes so much sense. And doing it in swim… smart and practical for a day at the beach or any outdoor water activity.

  4. I love this! To keep your serger from moving, you could put a piece of kitchen drawer liner under it. I use the squishy kind with holes not the smooth solid one.

  5. Great tutorial. But all your tutorials are great. You said you were wearing the Tee Dress. Did you “Hack it” if so do you have a tutorial for it also. I like it. Many Thanks

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