Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)
Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)

Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)

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 Be Active Adult Athletic Shorts Sewing Pattern by Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

The Be Active Shorts sewing pattern is easy and quick to sew!

The color-block style is great for active wear scraps and adds a stylish detail.

You won't regret sewing these comfortable shorts for lounging, exercising, or everyday wear.


Sewing Techniques You'll Learn:

How to sew with performance knits, how to add pockets, how to add elastic to a waistband, and more!


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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.

Straight Fit Size Chart Be Active Athletic Shorts Sewing Pattern by Ellie and Mac PDF sewing patterns - Best Sewing Patterns


Fabric Recommendation:

These shorts are designed to be made using 4-way stretch knit fabrics.  Examples include but are not limited to Nylon Spandex, Supplex, and Cotton Lycra.  Performance and athletic knit fabrics work great.  



Color block style

Elastic waistband

Side seam pockets

No trim pattern pages for quick and easy assembly

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience. 

What's Included:

Pattern pieces for all parts

Projector File with Layers

Copy Shop A0 file

Fabric Requirements Chart

English and French Translation

Size Chart

Tips and Notes


Table of contents

Pattern Piece Diagram

Printing Instructions

Supply List

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 dresses 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Marianna Du Preez

My husband loved this. He is not a photo guy and would not pose, but wears this very regularly. Also easy to make with clear instructions. Love the video from Diana

Sheri Johnson
Nice men's pattern

The legs are a bit too wide for my son so I would recommend checking the fit on your "male model" to make sure the legs are a comfy size.

Julia Martin
Quick sew that looks great

I made these for my eldest son for Christmas. They came together really quickly and looked great with the shaped contrast section. The worst bit for me was sewing the waist elastic - got it a bit uneven. However, my son said they fit great and are very comfortable. I think I’ll be making more and hopefully will get the waist elastic better next time.

Sharon Quinn
Super Shorts

Pardon the pun!
Really great pattern fits together really well. The sizing is spot on.
My Son in law actually wears them!!!
“He doesn’t do home made”


This pattern was so simple to make up. Quick to come together even with slippery sport fabric. Look effective with the two tone design and curved seam. Made for my son for Christmas and he loved them.

Paula B.
Great shorts

A straightforward pattern for a beginner like me.

Rebecca Day
My favourite mens make so far

I bought this pattern on a weekly sale so it was more than the usual bargin. I've so far made one pair of shorts for my husband but they are for a surprise birthday present to be used as lounge wear so he hasn't received them yet.
The pattern itself is just like all the other Ellie & Mac patterns. Amazing. Super simple instructions and great range of sizes. The finished products always look so good too. I can't wait to surprise my husband with his new pajamas so I can hopefully make him more.

Quick and Easy

Such a simple pattern to follow and quick to make!

Natalie Smith
Great pattern

Great pattern i have the kids one too my boys love the shorts and matching daddy
The pattern has been very useful with the lovely weather and quick to put together definitely making more

Patricia M
Great Pattern and Fit

I made the Active Shorts for my daughter (tomboy) with a matching colour block tee border on the shorts - she loves it! So easy to make and the fit is great.

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