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The Play Fort Shorts

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$9.00 AUD
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$12.00 AUD
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$9.00 AUD
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Looking for some trendy, comfortable shorts for boys and girls from toddlers to teens? This beginner friendly ‘Play Fort Shorts’ sewing pattern will help you sew a pair of modern retro look shorts that the kids in your life will love. Cool and practical these mid-rise, mid-length shorts are everything you have been looking for. 

  • Super easy to sew with step-by-step instructions with pictures.
  • You can choose to sew pockets or leave them out.
  • You can add the faux tie or leave it out.
  • Instructions also included to help you with fit.

Sizes: The pattern starts at a size 2 and goes up to a size 14 (kids sizing).

File types: A4/Letter size PDF (for home printers), A0 size PDF (for printshops) and a projector file too.

Difficulty: Basic Skills

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Our kids sizes in inches


This pattern is designed for knit fabrics with 25 - 75% stretch in the crosswise direction. These include (but are not limited to): light to medium weight jersey or interlock fabrics with or without lycra or spandex. The bindings can be made with the same fabric selection as the main body or with a contrasting fabric of a lighter weight than your main fabric (if you use a lightweight rib knit fabric you will need to significantly shorten the length of the binding pieces).

Other needs

  • a length of 25mm (1") knitted or woven elastic
  • Co-ordinating thread as needed
  • 40cm (15 3/4") x 15mm (5/8") cotton twill tape (optional)

Fabric amounts

One of the joys of a digital product is that delivery is both instant and free!

When you finish your purchase you will recieve an email with a link to download your PDF Pattern. You can print out your pattern on regular letter or A4 paper and tape it together, or send the file off to the printers to get it printed in A0 format (so you don't have to tape it together).

The pattern comes with beginner friendly written instructions with illustrations for each step.

If you purchase this pattern and find it too hard, you realize it's not what you wanted or you are dissatisfied with it in any way you can contact me within 30 days and receive a full refund.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Gemma Pickford-Waugh

Easy and quick sew. So lovely to find shorts for girls that are an appropriate length and not sexualised, but still fun 😊