Custom Bottoms & Shorts Definitions & FAQ

The following information walks you through the definitions (and tips) for each of the Individual Custom Form questions. For any questions you do not know the answer to, please put 'N/A' as most fields are mandatory.

Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to call (813) 759-6000, prior to placing your order.

Please note, if you are ordering an Individual Custom with another stock or team skirt, you'll need to place separate orders or your other shipments will be held the 12-20 weeks while your custom is made.

We do not accept any fabrics which contain copyrighted images unless there is an obvious printing on the selvage (white edge) of the fabric which proves that proper licensing has been obtained. Remember, we can design a fabric for your team as long as licensing needs and minimum yardage quantities are met.

Selecting an Individual Custom Fabric

Select a fabric from the recommended fabric sources (SpandexWorld.com and SpandexHouse.com). We do not recommend looking on eBay or Etsy for fabrics, as they often are not good quality or accurately described in the listing. We recommend polyester (poly.) spandex but can use some nylon spandex. The fabric MUST have at least 15-20% spandex and be a 4-way stretch. Fabric weight of 8 oz. square/yard is the preferred weight. If you are unsure of the fabric source or style/ID, please type "N/A."

Fabric Yards Required by Style, Size

Click here for the required fabric yards based on style, size, and fabric print. These requirements are subject to change depending on fabric flaws, printing, and selvage. If you have any questions, please contact Customs@BolderAthleticWear.com.
  1. Who is providing the fabric? Please note, we don't purchase fabric for individual customs or small teams. 

  2. Fabric Description or Name and Photo: If you've already named your shorts, please include that along with the mandatory description. Be as specific as possible! You should be able to either save a photo from the fabric website or snap one with your phone and upload it. If for some reason you cannot attach a photo to the form, please email a photo to Customs@BolderAthleticWear.com and reference your Order Number.

  3. Is this a one-way print? One-way prints are those that cannot be placed upside down or changed from a horizontal direction to vertical. For example, in this photo of "Hunting Dogs," the fabric must be laid out in a specific way so that the dogs are facing the correct direction.

  4. Plaid Fabric: Plaid fabric requires a lot more work to line up during the cutting and sewing process, therefore, there is an additional fee.

  5. Skirt Size: Please visit our size chart, or give us a call at (813) 759-6000, and we can walk you through the sizing process. The shorts are designed to be slightly compressive (they should hug your thighs), but the compression level can vary depending on the Shorts Material.

    Every body shape is different.  Although we try to accommodate as many shapes as possible, there may be needs beyond what we can offer in our stock skirts.  That’s where Individual Custom orders can help. Custom options include requesting a smaller-sized elastic installed into the waistband or a drawstring. Be sure to email us with your questions!  We are here to help!

  6. Shorts Size: Please visit our Size Chart for details.

  7. If you'd like a picture and recommendations for shorts colors once we've received your fabric, please email Customs@BolderAthleticWear.com. Please remember every monitor displays colors differently! Do not expect to match products seen on any website to products you have, or to other products on any website. Pictures on websites are never guaranteed to represent the final product because monitor settings can differ widely. Please note, only the small polka dots can be used for shorts (as well as waistbands and pockets). The large polka dots are for waistbands and pockets only!

  8. Solid-waistbands feature the same fabric as the outer shorts, whereas self-waistbands use the fabric of the undershorts. Please note, some fabrics (such as Peacocks or other sequin material) cannot be used for self-waistbands. Plaid fabrics are very challenging to match up perfectly, however, if your material can be used for a self-waistband and you'd like your plaids to match as much as possible, it will require more time and therefore costs more. Due to the nature of the plaid fabric and the various steps (cutting, sewing), we cannot guarantee a perfectly aligned plaid, but we will try our best.