PATTERN Kids Shorts, Harems, Knickerbockers, Pants - Unisex Tumble Bums PDF Sewing Pattern PE1607 - Instant Download - Pattern Emporium


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This kids pattern contains pattern pieces & instructions to sew both boys & girls shorts, pants, knickerbockers & harem pants. It's fast & easy to sew with lots of options to get creative.



Note: there is no nappy allowance in this pattern. Please see the Baby/Toddler Tumble Bums (covers 00000-3).


Choose from several lengths to suit the season & your child.
3 Shorts - high thigh (Sporty), mid thigh (Middies) & low thigh (Stompers);
Knickerbockers or Bermudas - these sit below the knee;
Plain Pants & Harem Pants.

The style of pants is very simple. It's an easy fit, there's no side seams, no pockets, nothing fancy, super practical. And best of all, it's FAST & EASY TO SEW!!


The main focus of this pattern is the waistbands. There are 4 to choose from:

✓ The Covered Waistband:
This waistband is simply a fabric waistband with elastic placed inside which makes the waist gather up.

✓ The Topstitched Waistband:
This waistband is very close to what you’ll find in stores.
I have simplified it so that you can easily make it at home.
It features fabric covered elastic with 3 rows of topstitching.

✓ Exposed Elastic Waistband:
Add contrast & colour to your pants/shorts/bloomers with this quick to sew, exposed elastic waistband.

✓ Stretch Knit Waistband:
This one gets asked for the most.
A super comfy waistband method using cotton lycra, that’s easy & fast to sew, & comfortable to wear.


If your child has a cute little pot belly, cut along the dashed curved line found on the front of this pattern piece marked ‘Belly Adjustments’.


FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Quilting cotton, cotton voile, linen, cotton blends, chambray, tencel, rayon.




SUPPLIES: Harem Pants & Knickerbockers 12mm (1/2") elastic, Covered Waistband 20mm (3/4") elastic, Topstitched Waistband 40mm 1.5") elastic, Exposed Elastic Waistband 40mm (1.5") plush or decorative elastic.


1) THE TUTORIAL Full colour, step by step sewing instructions with loads of variations to make, from beginners to intermediate:

2) THE PATTERN You will receive this pdf sewing pattern to print in 2 formats.
(i) Standard home printer format (at the end of your tutorial)
(ii) Large poster size (A0) that you can take to a print store (like Officeworks in Australia) to be printed as a separate file. Request 'plan' printing in simple black & white for the best price. Ensure you insist on NO SCALING and check it once the store has printed it. No more sticking together your pattern!

3) INFORMATION PAGES For best results, please read the information pages at the beginning of the tutorial. Everything you need to know is outlined here.

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TERMS OF USE: this pattern is for single user personal use ONLY. It is not to be reproduced or shared in any way. Additional parties wishing to use this pattern/tutorial must purchase their own.

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All patterns are in both centimetres & inches.

Use coupon code PEBUNDLE2 to receive 10% discount when you purchase 2 or more patterns. Use coupon code PEBUNDLE3 to receive 15% discount when you purchase 3 or more patterns.

All patterns are in both centimetres & inches.

Average review
Oct 31, 2017 by Nicole Mitchell
Sep 11, 2017 by Paola Carotenuto
I have made 5 of it since I purchased this awesome pattern last week and planing on making many more :)
Oct 30, 2016 by angelaballoondesign

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