How to Make Fake Hips

Updated February 21, 2017

There are many products sold today that can be worn under clothing to create the illusion of a curvier figure. If your hips are not full enough for your tastes, you can use such a product to fill them out. These fake hips can be expensive, however. As an alternative, you can make your own version fairly easily. These homemade fake hips can be completely customised to the size and shape that you want.

Select a mannequin or other form with proportions that match yours. If you are making these for another person, you can work directly on their body as long as you are careful when sewing.

Pull the legs of a 2-part spandex bodysuit over the legs of the mannequin.

Pull a second set of spandex bodysuit trousers over the first. This second set should be the same size as the first.

Sew the two bodysuits together three inches above each knee using a back stitch.

Stuff the space between the two bodysuits with cotton or polyester batting. The stuffing should be thin around the thighs and become thicker as it covers the hips. The amount that you use will depend on how much padding you want.

Step back frequently as you stuff the hips to view your work from a distance. This will help you to ensure the two sides are even. Inspect them from all sides, not just the front.

Sew the top edges of the bodysuits together at the waist with a blanket stitch.

Cut off the excess spandex below the knees if desired.

Wear the fake hips under trousers, a dress or other clothing. Loose clothing works best, as it will not compress the cotton batting as much.


If you cannot find just the trousers for a bodysuit, purchase two whole suits and cut them in half at the waist. A back stitch is a looping stitch where the start of each stitch begins slightly behind the end of the last, creating a continuous line of thread. A blanket stitch is a looping stitch along the edge to two pieces of fabric. The needle is passed through each loop before being pulled tight, turning each stitch into a knot.

Things You'll Need

  • Mannequin
  • 2 pairs spandex bodysuit trousers
  • Needle and strong thread
  • Cotton or polyester batting
  • Scissors (optional)
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Alex Smith began writing in 2006 and brings a combination of education and humor to various websites. He holds a Master of Arts in theater and works as a professional makeup and special-effects artist.