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.  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

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 17 reviews
Promising pattern but sizing is incorrect

Sizing is exceptionally big even when allowing for the baggy fit. Had to make 3 sizes smaller than he actually measured


Nice pattern, got it for a dollar on wacky wednesday, excellent! The pattern is very oversized made it for my bf in two sizes smaller than the size chart recommends and still quite oversized.

Easy comfy

Easy to do, easy step. I modified the band in 2 different ways to make it different looking. The boys love them.

Super easy. Looks like a million bucks

I made thesr for my grandson. He loves them. The pockets are great for phone and wallet.

Super pattern!

This pattern is so easy and awesome to sew. The pockets are HUGE!. The color blocking came out great. The only improvement I will make for next time (yes! He wants another pair!) is adding a drawstring in addition to the elastic. The pockets fit so much that it pulls the shorts down. :-).

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