The Adult Straight Fit Boardshorts Pattern is perfect for swimming. But it also works well in apparel fabrics for everyday shorts.
- Mid-thigh, low-thigh, and knee-length options
- Slash pockets.
- Cargo pocket option
- Hook and Loop, snap, or button waist closure options
- Faux Drawstring Option
These shorts are designed to be so classic, they will never go out of style. I hope you will love this pattern as much as I do, and that you'll enjoy sewing it!
Sewing Techniques You'll Learn: How to sew boardshorts, how to sew slash pockets, how to sew cargo pockets, how to add a waist closure, how to sew a faux drawstring.
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This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XS - 5XL. This pattern was drafted for our Straight-Loose Fit Size Chart that is drafted for the height of 5’10"/177.80 cm. The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences if needed.
These boardshorts are made using boardshort swim fabric. You can use other stabile woven fabrics as well like linen, twill, and bottom weight cottons.
Boardshorts in Mid-Thigh, Low-Thigh, or Knee-Length Styles
Multiple Closure Options like Hook and Loop, Snaps, or Buttons
Optional Faux Drawstring
Optional Cargo Pockets
Slashed Side Pockets
No trim pattern pages
Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience.
Pattern pieces for all parts
A0 copy shop pattern
Projector File with Layers
Fabric Requirements Chart
Tips and Notes
Table of contents
Pattern Piece Diagram
Step-by-step instructions. Each step has a color photo for visual aid.
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You may use this pattern to create and sell clothing of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.
You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.
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You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.
I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.
- This pattern is copy written. You may use this pattern to create and sell products of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.
- You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.
- You can not distribute this pattern to others.
- You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.
These are great shorts. Easily customizable and hubby loves how he gets choices to how they look and fit. I did a prototype first with waste fabric...they fit fabulous and now hubby gets to pick material he wants to wear...Thank you Ellie & Mac for an awesome pattern
Made these for my husband and he loves them! Wears them all the time and said he wouldn’t stop me from making more😊
My husband loves them! Perfect length and easy to follow directions.
I adapted the pattern to make cargo shorts. It worked so well, as long as you know how to add a zip and button.
From pattern pieces to fully made shorts took me 3 hours ☺️
This looks great! Can’t wait to make some for husband and son. Thanks
Easy to follow pattern with inclusive sizing
I love these shorts. They’re a great fit and fit exactly as the pattern suggests. Really easy to put together and a really fun make.
If you’re lengthening the shorts, I would lengthen the pocket in the same place and not where the markings are on the pocket
Love pattern easy to do hubby loves them made 3 pair
Made for my DH. He prefers more tailored look. Made a full fly front, changed the front pocket, used elastic only in the back and eliminated the cargo pocket. Adjusted for flat seat. I used a poplin. This is the first thing I've sewn for him that he's actually been wearing! Excuse the poor photo, my DH is not a photo fan.