Cove Shorts - Men's/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Cove Shorts - Men's/Straight Fit
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$16.00 USD
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Casual shorts for easygoing adventures, the Cove Shorts are a wardrobe staple for relaxed summer days.

Enjoy an easy fit, comfortable elastic waistband, optional ties for extra security, and generously-sized pockets. Choose from two lengths: above knee (skims the top of the knee) or below knee (hemmed at the top of the calf). 

Sew them in a variety of midweight woven fabrics, such as breezy linen or chambray.

Skill level: Adventurous Beginner

Skills you will learn: Sewing patch pockets, adding an elastic channel waistband, creating and inserting waist ties, topstitching.  Fitting adjustment resources included.

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

Sizing + Supplies

Size Range 30-66  Includes youth/tween sizes, bridging from where the children's sizes finish

 

Click the link below to view:
Size Chart + Finished Garment Measurements + Fabric Requirements

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with upcycled fabrics. Look for linen or cotton duvet covers for large pieces of fabric, or mix and match scraps for contrast details!

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The Cove Shorts feature:

  • Comfortable elastic waistband 
  • Optional ties anchor at the sides so they won't pull out
  • Deep, generous patch pockets with squared or curved corners
  • Two lengths - above knee or below knee
  • Suitable for woven fabric
  • BLOG post for additional back patch pockets
Helpful Resources
Printing Info + FAQ

This is a PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

  1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
  2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
  3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  Read more about using our projector files here 

All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instruction tutorial is supplied.

View pattern FAQ 

 

Customer Reviews

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Simone Bazard-van Erp (Wettingen, CH)
Great short with multiple options

Clear written instructions incl pictures, I'm a fan of the video instructions so it is easy to follow. In combination with the Kea pockets, you can make a cargo version.

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KW (Edmonton, CA)
Great pattern!

I went according to the size chart and it was a great fit! I bought this pattern specifically for the drawstring detail and will be making many more!

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Patty Whitney (Lynnwood, US)
Great Design

I am new to sewing but found this pattern and the tutorial so easy to follow. I used thrifted cotton and added bellow pockets to the side with snap closures. My husband is thrilled, as am I. Yes, that is my husband being silly when I requested he model them. Now to start the second pair …….

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Karina Campos
Nice and easy!!

They are without a doubt the most comfortable shorts my husband has ever worn, he doesn't take them off, he just washes them and puts them on again.

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Mercedes González Maestro (Gijón, ES)
Comfy and fun sewing

I loved sewing this shorts for my hubby. It’s a quick sewing and the result are some comfy shorts. My husband is really happy.
If you are a begginer sewist you count with a detail tutorial that make it so easy :)

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Emilie Gauthier (Brisbane, AU)
awesome make

This pattern is great to expend the men's wardrobe. The pattern is quick and easy to follow and make.
I made 2 for my partners, and he founds them really comfortable to wear, with a stylish look.

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Samantha
The Shorts Pattern from tween to adult

The pattern I needed as my boys transition out of boyhood. The pattern has very detailed instructions that will make the most professional looking pair of shorts. Fit is spot on for my make.

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Melissa (Pittsburgh, US)
Wonderful Shorts

A great, quick pattern for shorts. A wide range of sizes and great instructions to get a customized fit for all sorts of body types! The finished product is a loose fitting pair of shorts that can be casual or dressed down and you will want to wear them everyday!

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Shannon Close (Brisbane, AU)
We have a winner!

This is such a great pattern, with clear and easy-to- follow instructions. A very quick sew, which is good because I've had an order for more! The big pockets are appreciated.
Thanks for another great pattern, team!

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Melanie (Sydney, AU)
Satisfying Sew

These shorts came together easily and have a clever construction method which leaves a very tidy result. The projector file is fantastic with mirrored pieces and easy to read text and lines. The tutorial is very clear and contains easy to understand guide on adjusting for height, which I did. I’m going to be making more of these!

Customer Reviews

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Simone Bazard-van Erp (Wettingen, CH)
Great short with multiple options

Clear written instructions incl pictures, I'm a fan of the video instructions so it is easy to follow. In combination with the Kea pockets, you can make a cargo version.

K
KW (Edmonton, CA)
Great pattern!

I went according to the size chart and it was a great fit! I bought this pattern specifically for the drawstring detail and will be making many more!

P
Patty Whitney (Lynnwood, US)
Great Design

I am new to sewing but found this pattern and the tutorial so easy to follow. I used thrifted cotton and added bellow pockets to the side with snap closures. My husband is thrilled, as am I. Yes, that is my husband being silly when I requested he model them. Now to start the second pair …….

K
Karina Campos
Nice and easy!!

They are without a doubt the most comfortable shorts my husband has ever worn, he doesn't take them off, he just washes them and puts them on again.

M
Mercedes González Maestro (Gijón, ES)
Comfy and fun sewing

I loved sewing this shorts for my hubby. It’s a quick sewing and the result are some comfy shorts. My husband is really happy.
If you are a begginer sewist you count with a detail tutorial that make it so easy :)

E
Emilie Gauthier (Brisbane, AU)
awesome make

This pattern is great to expend the men's wardrobe. The pattern is quick and easy to follow and make.
I made 2 for my partners, and he founds them really comfortable to wear, with a stylish look.

S
Samantha
The Shorts Pattern from tween to adult

The pattern I needed as my boys transition out of boyhood. The pattern has very detailed instructions that will make the most professional looking pair of shorts. Fit is spot on for my make.

M
Melissa (Pittsburgh, US)
Wonderful Shorts

A great, quick pattern for shorts. A wide range of sizes and great instructions to get a customized fit for all sorts of body types! The finished product is a loose fitting pair of shorts that can be casual or dressed down and you will want to wear them everyday!

S
Shannon Close (Brisbane, AU)
We have a winner!

This is such a great pattern, with clear and easy-to- follow instructions. A very quick sew, which is good because I've had an order for more! The big pockets are appreciated.
Thanks for another great pattern, team!

M
Melanie (Sydney, AU)
Satisfying Sew

These shorts came together easily and have a clever construction method which leaves a very tidy result. The projector file is fantastic with mirrored pieces and easy to read text and lines. The tutorial is very clear and contains easy to understand guide on adjusting for height, which I did. I’m going to be making more of these!