Emmy Bottoms Written Directions

The Emmy bottoms are our signature low rise bottoms. They come with both thong and full coverages, and they're fully reversible.

If you’re new to swimwear sewing or sewing in general, these bottoms are a great place to start!

The Emmy Bottoms use the same instructions as the Ranger Bottoms. If you prefer video instructions, click on the image below to watch the most up-to-date tutorial for the Ranger Bottoms:


-Emmy Bottoms PDF Pattern

-1/2 yard of swimwear fabric

-Swimwear elastic (recommended for the best fit)

-Seam ripper

-Overlock machine OR zig-zag stitch on a regular sewing machine

Step 1

Assemble your pattern by cutting out the pieces, taping them together, then cutting out the size you would like to make.

Step 2

Cut your pieces. If you want to make your bottoms reversible, make sure to have two different fabrics to use. In total you’ll cut 1 of the front and 1 of the back in EACH fabric. If you’re using one fabric for the bottoms, cut 2 in the front and 2 in the back.

Once you’re done, you should have 4 pieces total- 2 fronts, and 2 backs.

Step 3

Match your fronts and backs with right sides together. Pin and then sew along the leg holes and waist. During this same step, attach your elastic.

If you have an elastic foot, you can sew the seams and attach elastic at the same time. However, if it's easier you're welcome to split this step into two parts. Typically we recommend not applying any tension to the elastic, however you may decide to add some tension along the back leg holes in order to help the bum stay in place when worn.

Step 4

Once you've sewn the leg holes and waist, flip your FRONT piece out to the right side. With your BACK piece still inside out, insert the front piece inside of it. If you do this correctly, right sides should be together since your front piece is right side out and your back piece is inside out.

Step 5

With the front piece still inside of the back piece, guide the sides and gussets so they're matched up. Pin them down to secure before sewing. You should be pinning through 4 layers of fabric. Then, sew the sides and gusset to attach the front and back pieces.

Step 6

Now we can take the bottoms to the right side. To do this, seam rip a small hole along an existing seam.

Note that the size of the hole in the image below is NOT to scale, ideally make a hole as small as you can while still being able to pull everything through it. In addition, you can make the hole more discrete by putting it somewhere less noticeable.

Step 7

Through the hole, pull your bottoms all the way through to bring them to the right side.

Step 8

Now all that's left is finishing off the hole. You can either to a top stitch or you can use an invisible stitch.

That completes the Emmy Bottoms! This method is the basis for many of our patterns, so study it and nail it if you plan on making more Edgewater Avenue suits!

Additionally, if you have questions about sewing or construction, our Facebook group is a fantastic resource for new and experienced sewers alike. You can join here: https://facebook.com/groups/edgewaterave

Thanks for following along with this tutorial, happy sewing!