Instructables user andyk75 writes:

This is how to sew a summer wrap-around pant! It’s really easy to sew, only straight stitching lines and an easy pattern.

You may know this wrap around skirts that girls wear in summer?
If you live somewhere in southern asia it’s no problem to wear them as a man, but here in central europe the people are not used to it and may give you strange looks.

But this wrap around technique is really good and so I made me a manly wrap around pants. If you use the right fabric it’s even better than shorts! But you can of course make the the pants as long as you want, also short. ;-)

I used blue linen for mine. It’s cool and looks good and you don’t have to bother about orientation of the fabric.

I have a pair of pants like this from my trip to Indonesia a few years ago, and they are super comfortable for hot summer days or a trip to the beach where breezy coverups are a must.

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How-To: Make Wrap Pants

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).