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Zero Waste Bow Shorts Pattern

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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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*** This pattern is a part of our Zero Waste Collection. Check out the rest of the collection here ***  

Children's sewing pattern in sizes 2 - 14 suitable for sewists with basic skills. For use with woven fabrics.

The Zero Waste Bow Shorts pattern by Thread Faction Studio features:

  • Super easy to sew with step-by-step instructions with pictures.
  • The whole pattern is made from a simple rectangle of fabric with no leftovers.
  • You can choose to include the tie at the waist or not.
  • Instructions also included to help you with fit.

The pockets and waist finish options on this pattern are also interchangeable with those of the Thread Faction ZW Wide Leg Pants Pattern also available from our store.

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

All the patterns in the Zero Waste Collection are cut from a single rectangular piece (or pieces if there is a lining) of fabric with no waste. This leaves you with only usable rectangular remnants the size of which depends the size of the pattern and the width of the original fabric.

We know that this type of pattern cutting is not a 'fix all' for waste in the sewing world, but it is our step in the right direction and we really hope you enjoy the patterns as much as we do.

This is a multi-sized pattern in children's sizes 2 - 14.  A link to the size charts including all measurements is included just below the product title above.


This pattern is designed for light to medium weight woven fabrics. These include (but are not limited to): Quilting weight cotton, poly cottons, linen, light weight denim, stretch woven fabrics, peachskin etc.

Other needs

  • A length of 5cm (2") wide knitted or woven elastic
  • Co-ordinating thread as needed
  • Up to 40cm of 1cm wide single fold bias binding for finishing the pocket openings.

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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you can absolutely use Thread Faction Studio Patterns to make items for sale (on a small scale basis), I love seeing items made from our patterns flying off the stall!

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great pattern

Perfect for using up small lengths of fabric. The pocket is very narrow, but the 2nd pair I made I turned it upside down with the square edge at the bottom. Will adapt for a boy by making them longer by omitting the bow and placing waist edge on edge of fabric.