How to make a short jumpsuit

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How to make a short jumpsuit
Girl in jumpsuit (Burke/Triolo Productions/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Jumpsuits are a simple way to look fashionable while still being able to get dressed in a short amount of time. However, jumpsuits can be hard to find in stores or online. Plus, if you do find one, it will most likely have long sleeves and pant legs. Fortunately, it is quite easy to make a short jumpsuit that is both fashionable and appropriate for warm weather. As long as you have basic sewing skills and common sewing supplies, you can make your own inexpensive short jumpsuit from home.

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Things you need

  • Cotton fabric
  • 1 pair of loosely fitting shorts
  • 1 loosely fitting T-shirt
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Zipper

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  1. 1

    Fold the fabric in half and lay it on a flat surface. Lay a loosefitting pair of shorts on top of the fabric. Lay a loose fitting T-shirt on top of the fabric, directly above the shorts.

  2. 2

    Cut the fabric all the way around the shirt and shorts, adding 25mm (1 inch) all around for the seam allowance. Cut through both layers of fabric so you have two identical pieces of fabric when you finish cutting.

  3. 3

    Lay the two pieces of fabric directly on top of each other, right sides together. Sew the fabric together all around, leaving the bottom of each leg, the ends of the sleeves, and the collar open.

  4. 4

    Cut open the front of the jumpsuit straight down the middle, starting at the middle of the collar and ending just past the waist.

  5. 5

    Sew a zipper into the front opening of the jumpsuit.

  6. 6

    Hem the collar, sleeve openings and the bottom of the legs.

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