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Sewing instructions:

1. Joining The Legs:

Lay front shorts panel right sides together with the back shorts panel. Pin both side seams. Stitch. Neaten allowances and press towards the back. 
Pin inside leg seams and stitch. Neaten the seams. Press the seams towards the back.

2. Crotch Seam:

Neaten each crotch seam edge seperately.
With one leg right side out and one leg wrong side out, slip the leg with the right side out into the other leg. (So both right sides are facing each other.)

Match the seams. Stitch the centre seam. Stitch it a second time 1mm away to reinforce the seam, so you can do a few squats.

Press seams open.

3. Preparing The Waistband:

Lay the waistband pieces together with the right sides facing. Pin the side seams and stitch. Press the allowances open.
Fold the waistband on half and press it.
To create the paper-bag look, topstitch 3cm apart from the folded edge.
Lay the sides of the elastic band on top of each other to make a flat seam. Stitch it with the swing machine.
Put the elastic band inside the waistband.
Secure the elastic band inside the waistband by topstitching 7mm apart from the open edge. 

4. Joining The Waistband:

Lay the waistband right side together with the shorts. Match the waistband’s side seams with the shorts’ side seams and the notches with the crotch seam. Stitch. Neaten the seam.
Turn the waistband up and press the seam towards the pants.

5. Belt Loops:

Fold the belt loopm detail in the middle. Press.
Fold it again to the inside. Press.
Topstitch 2mm apart from the open edge.
Cut the prepared detail in 4 identical pieces.
Stitch the belt loops on the waistband.
Stitch the belt loops 2mm below the waistband seams. Press.

5. Hem:

Neaten hem allowance, turn to inside and pin. Topstitch the lower edge 3cm wide, catching hem.

6. Belt:

Fold the belt piece in half lengthwise, right side facing in. Pin edges together and stitch, leave an opening for turning. Remember to backstitch to secure ends of stitching. Trim corners at an angle. Turn the belt, press edges. Sew up opening in seam by hand.

Give the final press and you’ve finished!

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