topic posted Mon, January 28, 2008 - 11:35 AM by  Brandy
Hello all!

I've been thinking about loincloths...I know they should be fairly simple to make, but I'd love to hear your ideas, suggestions, advice etc if you've ever made one. I want a more cavewoman-esque loincloth. I'm sure I'll have no problem picking out a fabric, but what I'm most concerned with right now is how I would actually wear it or attach it around my waist. Any ideas?
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  • Re: Loincloths!

    Tue, January 29, 2008 - 9:48 AM
    Or do it the old fashion way, and just tie them on each side after cutting out two triangle with long ends to tie together. No need to ov er complicate, unless you'd like a little more privacy, hence the panties.

    But really now, if you are gonna make a loin cloth, don't forget the loin.
  • Re: Loincloths!

    Tue, January 29, 2008 - 9:51 AM
    but first, get some CHEAP fabric to make your pattern from. Once you've got the right dimensions, after trial and error, then cut it out of the intended material. It seems like such a simple idea, but I have many times ruined an expensive piece of fabric because I skipped this step.

  • Re: Loincloths!

    Tue, January 29, 2008 - 11:02 AM
    I like the leather look but hate dealing with sewing it. I have a couple of loincloths made from "UltraSuede" a soft synthetic fabric that looks like Chamois. Even the softest leather is hard to sew and can become uncomfortable against bare skin. Tannins can also cause skin reactions in some people.

    Pretty simple in design. Cut two rectangular or triangular panels (front and back), fold the top over and sew a 1" hem across the top as if making curtians. Feed a tube (3/4" pvc works) through (like a curtain rod) and then feed a long strip (3 ft long) of the same fabric that has been folded over (or rolled) and sewed lengthwise through the tube. Slide the tube out leaving the tie or belt inside. This just makes feeding the belt part or tie much easier than using chopsticks or pencils. Slide the tube out of the fabric leaving the long strip inside. You can either leave the strip loose or you can tack it down with a few stitches.

    You can make a matching top by cutting two smaller triangular pieces and following the same proceedure. This will lead to some interesting tan lines.

    Sew stuff on it or use fabric glue to decorate. Or, just use a permanent marker to create a design.
  • Re: Loincloths!

    Tue, January 29, 2008 - 2:26 PM
    Just check out Maureen O'Sullivan's loincloth in Tarzan and his Mate and you'll know how to do a loincloth in minutes. Not a lot going on there and pretty easy to do. Raquel Welch certainly filled out her loincloth quite nicely in One Million Yeas B.C. but there was a hell of a lot more going on with hers. Linda Harrison's loincloth in The Planet of the Apes was about as sexy as loincloths get but also a little more elaborate but damn, well worth the effort.

    Ah. Starlets in loin cloths. Seems you've stumbled upon one of my weaknesses.
    • Re: Loincloths!

      Wed, January 30, 2008 - 12:50 AM
      I made a couple using a disposable diaper shape as a model ) ( only exaggerating the top and the bottom lengths and sewed two casings [at 3rds] for leather cords to run through and tie at each hip. Top third front flap and bottom third back flap.

      You could use an old pair of briefs as template with the hip seams opened for the mid-third pattern.
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        Re: Loincloths!

        Sun, February 10, 2008 - 7:47 AM
        you don't need to sew anything to make a loin cloth! just use one long rectangular strip of leather or fabric, and thread it through a belt and between your legs, leaving a flap in back and front!
        • Re: Loincloths!

          Tue, February 12, 2008 - 1:03 PM
          Just make sure your fabric doesn't curl up -- I made that mistake.

          Oh, and I made mine attached to a garter belt -- I used the garter to hold up thigh-highs -- too bad the fabrick curled up on me, or it would've looked pretty cool....

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