City Gym Shorts Tutorial

The City Gym Shorts tutorial by The Purl Bee is a reminder of a similar style from the 70s. Retro at it's finest. -Sewtorial

Were you around in the 70s? It’s funny how history repeats itself . Fashion is always jumping backward to tweak or copy styles from the past. The City Gym Shorts by The Purl Bee are a reminder of those fun shorts from the 70s. Retro at its finest.

Supplies

These supplies are recommended by The Purl Bee. Substitutions can be made.

Kids

  • 1/2 yard of Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn Classics. We used, shown above from top to bottom, Katie & Millie Peach, Strawberry Theif Gray and Lodden Lavender.
  • 3/4 yard of Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Union, Slub Indigo
  • 1 yard of Braided Elastic – 1 inch, White
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Thread, color 9280
  • An 18mm Bias Tape Maker
  • A free Kids’ City Gym Shorts Template available here.

Women

  • 1/2 yard of Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn Classics. We used, shown above from top to bottom, Katie & Millie Peach, Strawberry Theif Gray and Lodden Lavender.
  • 3/4 (3/4, 3/4, 1, 1) yard of Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Union, Slub Indigo
  • 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) yards of Braided Elastic – 1 inch, White
  • A 110-yard spool of Gutermann’s Cotton Thread, color 9280
  • An 18mm Bias Tape Maker
  • A free Women’s City Gym Shorts Template available here.

Skill Level

Beginner

 

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