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Pattern Favourites: Shorts and Trousers

Whether you’re planning summery me-made outfits or all year round wardrobe staples, something that is always good to have is a nice pair of trousers and a good pair of shorts. Sewing these are not as hard as you might think, just keep an eye out for beginner friendly patterns and for example; something with an elasticated waist would be easy to fit. We’ve gathered some of our favourite trouser and shorts patterns so you can get inspired to sew yourself some me-made bottoms!

Simplicity 9715

Why not try our best-selling high-waisted wide-leg palazzo trousers with back darts, front pleats, fly front closure and side seam pockets. Longer length shorts in same style as palazzo trousers. You also get Short or long sleeve button down shirts with breast pockets included in this pattern pack!

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Vogue 9319

This pattern features shorts AND trousers together. They are loose-fitting through the hip with wide front and back yokes, pockets, and back zipper. Plus you can make the perfect coordinating set with the matching tie top.

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Butterick 6911 / 6912

Create your DREAM JEANS! This Jeans sewing pattern features side-front pockets, waistband with button and buttonhole closure, back pockets, belt carriers, and front fly zipper closure. View A: skinny jeans with a moderately dropped waist. View B: high waisted straight leg jeans. And you can get the best possible fit with the Palmer / Pletsch method; there are helpful guides to picking your size, testing the fit at every step and making adjustments to make the best possible garment. Fit experts, Palmer / Pletsch are one of our indie sewing pattern designer collaborations.

Simplicity 9376

Why not try a pair of beginner-friendly pull on trousers! Fitted with an elastic back, they look sleek and clean from the front. This pattern has variations for pleats or pintucks all with side front pockets. Options for waist ties, belt loops and top stitching. And clean finish hems, cuffs or elastic.

McCall’s 8206

Cargo pants were a 1990s classic, and now they are back in fashion! McCall’s have you covered with their Cargo or Colour-blocked Trousers. With wide legs, signature oversized pockets and optional hem cuffs you can make in a range of fabrics.

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Simplicity 9795

This easy-to-sew unisex pattern for pull-on shorts with drawstring and pockets is a holiday essential. View A has cool pockets to try, View C has stripe details and View D has a contrast pocket overlay.

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New Look 6689

This full outfit pattern pack has trousers and top included, perfect for lounging around! Stretch your skills with a jersey sewing project; The trousers are pull-on with elasticated waist and designed and sized for stretch-knits only. The coordinating pull-on top with front twist detail works in both lightweight wovens or fleece.

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Know Me 2001

Our Know Me patterns are designed by makers from the community. Beaut J’adore’s high waisted ankle length trousers have waistband, front and back darts, invisible side zipper and side seam slits at ankle. Even better, the pattern also includes an oversized lined coat has belt, sleeve bands, wide lapel notched collar and side seam pockets.

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