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, looks great on, and provides comfort for all activities.

These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns.  They are NOT paper pattern that you would receive in the mail.  You will be able to download this pattern(s) immediately after purchase from your account or from the order email.  For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one CLICK HERE.


This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes XS - 5XL. This pattern was drafted for our Straight-Loose Fit Size Chart that is based on a male body type with a height of 5" 10". The instructions include steps for adjusting the pattern for height differences, if needed.

 Straight Loose Fit Size Chart for Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns Mens Size Chart

Fabric Recommendation:

These shorts are designed to be made using 4-way stretch knit fabrics.  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

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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This pattern is copy written.

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.

I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.







These are digital PDF Sewing Patterns. They are not paper patterns that you would receive in the mail. You will be able to download your pattern(s) immediately after purchase. They will also be available in your account to download any time. For more information on what a PDF Sewing Pattern is and how to use one, click here.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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These shorts were easy to make. I used large loop French terry which was a little more finicky but my husband LOVES his new shorts. He’ll be getting more!


Great pattern, easy to follow.

Adult's Be Active Shorts

Great sew - quick, easy to sew, easy to follow instructions and great fit.

Great addition to my "go to patterns"

I made these shorts as a gift for my dad for Christmas. They worked out so well! The instructions were well thought out and easy to follow. I loved how height modifications and tips were included. The size fit perfect, I even had to graded in the pattern. He loves them and I loved sewing them. Well done pattern.

Favorite Shorts

I recently made these for my husband and he loves them! I love that it's an easy pattern so I'll be making lots and lots more.

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