The Natsu Shorties PDF Pattern is a relaxed fit, knee length, knit shorts pattern featuring contrast cuffs and drawstring waistband. Perfect summer shorties for girls AND boys; for kids 12/18M all the way up to 16Y!
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Looking for some comfy shorts for the summer?
Then I've gotcha covered! The Natsu Shorties, named after the Japanese word for "summer", are a super quick + easy sewing project, perfect for all the adventurers in your family!
*PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS NOT FOR A FINISHED GARMENT. THIS IS A DIGITAL SEWING PATTERN WITH INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN FINISHED GARMENT (for personal use only). This listing is for the UMARU SHIRT PATTERN ONLY. If you are interested in the full Umaru Collection, please purchase the Umaru Collection instead of this one. Refunds cannot be made since the pattern sends automatically after purchase.
The measurements listed below are for the child; they are not reflective of the finished garment.
MAIN FABRICS: Light to medium weight knit fabric with at least 40% stretch recovery: cotton or cotton blend jersey, knit interlock, sweater knit (see notes above).
CONTRAST FABRICS: Ribbing, jersey with at least 75% stretch recovery. If you are using a knit fabric with less stretch recovery, add about 1/2"-3/4" (1-2cm) to the pattern piece. Do not use fabric with less than 25% stretch recovery.
SOME TECHNIQUES MAY INCLUDE (but are not exclusive to): sewing with knits fabrics (I've made a guide for you if it's your first time sewing with knits 😊), sewing cuffs, constructing an adjustable, elasticized waistband, and making ties.
notions + supplies
For Shorts Construction:
・ballpoint/stretch size 80 needle ・ 1.5 - 2 yards (˜1.3-1.8 meters) twill tape, cording, or *sewn ties ・ 1 yard of 1.25” wide elastic (˜3.1cm) (sports elastic works best.) ・ scraps of lightweight interfacing for buttonholes ・ a bodkin for pulling elastic or safety pin
・ serger ・ coverstitch machine for hemming ・ walking foot if using a sewing machine
Be sure to read the "STANDARD PATTERN FEATURES" found in the images for a full list of all of the pattern features! 🖤
If you'd like to learn more about the whole Umaru Collection, click the button above!
Thank you to my testers Kat (from the Perpetual Stitch) and Manda (from Sewing Ambi) for letting me share their versions of the Natsu shorties!
Check out even more versions of the Natsu shorties using the hashtags #natsushorties and #umarupatterncollection.
File size: 9MB zipped
All of my patterns are packaged and sent in a zipped (compressed) folder which contains separate files for the following:
the PDF Pattern file
the "READ FIRST" instructions which is the detailed instructions of the pattern
a black and white version of just the sew tutorial for those who like to print out instructions
an overview image to closely see how the pattern pages look when all put together (for reference purposes)
Some patterns also include a separate file for the face template patterns as well as an overview image of the templates.
This allows you to access only the information you require at any given step of the process without having a massive file open. To access the pattern after you receive them, right click on the zipped folder icon and instead of clicking "open", click "extract all" and then chose the folder you would like the files to be saved.