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 patterns 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 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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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 23 reviews
Ivette Martinez
Active short

Muy bien explicado el patrón. Los tamaños ajustan bien!. Gracias!

Papec Jánosné Edit

Be Active Shorts Pattern (adult's)

Christine Robinson
Really easy pattern to follow but be aware of the sizing!!!

I’ve made these shorts 6 times now for my youngest son in the 2xl size - we measured him and the first pair I made was made “to his measurements” they were like a skirt on him - really far too big to wear !! - we adjusted and recut the pattern he now has 2 pairs just plain black and 3 pairs with a red contrast on them - I’m a beginner dressmaker and the pattern was really easy to follow & really clear - I’d highly recommend to anyone but please be aware that they come out really oversized !!

Rebecca Freeman
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.

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