Turning P4P Papa Bear Joggers into Euro Swim Shorts

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It’s a quick and easy transition to transform the P4P Papa Bear Joggers into swimwear for those Euro-loving men!

This was seamstress Whitney Decker’s genius idea; and when I saw the pair (x10!) that she made for her hubs, I immediately got the stamp of approval from my husband and got sewing!

The concept is very basic: use your guy’s waist measurement for the waistband, and slim down the legs to be fitted (using a 4-5” inseam or as desired). Whitney’s husband measured a “L” waist, and she sewed “XS” legs (and her hubs has big quads). My hubs measured around a “S” waist, and I started by sizing down the “XXS” legs, had him try them on, and then I took out a bit more to make sure they were fitted.

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To sew without the need for netting etc., you can sew the outer swim and lining, and just hem them together at the end.

I was in such a rush that I totally forgot to line :O Thank goodness the swim from Raspberry Creek Fabrics was nice and thick; my husband said they’re perfect (and he’s not worried at all that anything would show through…phew!).

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And that’s it! They’re easy peasy and my hub’s new favorite swim shorts. His request: “Can you make me at least 3??”

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