Roxy Bottoms Written Directions

The Roxy bottoms are the more sexy version of the Ranger bottoms, primarily because of their thinner sides and the fact that they sit higher on the hips. If you're wanting something hot, these are the bottoms for you!

Luckily, the Roxy bottoms are just as easy to sew as the Ranger bottoms. In fact, the instructions are exactly the same! You can use any bikini bottom sewing technique to make these. Below we've included the reversible Ranger Bottoms instructions, but feel free to go with whatever method you find easiest.

Reversible Bikini Bottoms video:

Non Reversible Bikini Bottoms method:


-Roxy Bottoms PDF Pattern

-1/2 yard of swimwear fabric

-1/4" swimwear elastic (recommended for the best fit)

-Seam ripper

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

Printing & Assembling the Pattern

Choose either US Letter, A4, or A0 format, all of which are included inside your download links. Open up your desired file and read through the initial instruction pages for more information on how to print and assemble this pattern. Note that if you're using the A0 verison you will need to pull up either the US Letter or A4 formats in order to access the direction pages.

This pattern is layered, so see the instruction pages for information on how to use the layer feature so that you can print out only the size you need.

Choose what coverage option you will make and review which pattern pieces you will need. Print and assemble your pattern according to the provided instructions, then you're ready to begin!


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 1

Match your fronts and backs with right sides together. Pin and then sew along the leg holes and waist, and sew your elastic on to these same seams.

We strongly encourage you to use a basting stitch (long straight stitch) before sewing. This will tack down the fabric before you go to sew elastic, and it will make the elastic application go much smoother. Just remember the basting stitch needs to be removed or broken before the suit is finished, otherwise the suit will be too tight and you will likely hear the straight stitch breaking!

You will use a 3 or 4-thread overlock stitch for this, or a zig zag stitch if you aren't using a serger. If you have an elastic foot or if you're skilled with elastic, you can sew the seam and attach elastic at the same time. However, some prefer to split the process into 2 steps.

For more information on how to sew elastic, click here.

Step 2

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.

*This image isn't quite accurate, as you will not be able to insert the front into the back through the waistline since we just sewed it closed. Instead, you'll have to insert your front piece into the back through either one of the sides or through the gusset.

*You can also flip the back piece to the right side and insert it inside of the front piece instead.

Step 3

Now your front piece is fully inside the back piece. 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.

Step 4

Now sew the sides and gusset straight across. You should be sewing across 4 layers of fabric. To sew these seams, you can use a straight stitch or an overlock stitch. If you use a straight stitch be sure to mind the 1/4" seam allowance and then trim off the excess once you're finished sewing. A straight stitch is our favorite, because once you sew you can trim off the excess which will result in a really clean finish without bulk.

Step 5

Now we can take the bottoms to the right side. To do this, seam rip a small hole somewhere along an existing seam. You can do this where you would insert a tag, or you can choose a more discrete area like near the crotch 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.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Now all that's left is finishing off the hole. You can use either a top stitch on your machine, or you can use an invisible stitch by hand.

That completes the Roxy bottoms.

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Thanks for following along with this tutorial, happy sewing!