Scout Shorts + Pants
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Scout Shorts + Pants
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$12.00 USD
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Relaxed-fit, pull-on shorts/pants, with plenty of wearing ease for children’s bodies to move, squat, explore, and enjoy their endless adventures.

Four different lengths to suit the seasons and their style of play: short, above knee, below knee and full length.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner

 Video Class for Scout Shorts + Pants PDF sewing pattern by Twig + Tale

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

Sizing + Supplies

Sizes include 12-18m - size 10
View size chart + materials list 

Make old things new again! Twig & Tale patterns pair wonderfully with recycled fabrics. Look to gently used linen, corduroy or light-weight wool garments and printed cotton dresses or shirts for inspiration.

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  • 4 lengths of shorts/pants
  • Simple construction 
  • Patch pockets (optional)


  •  Scout Shorts + Pants sewing pattern by Twig + Tale New Zealand

     

    Printing Info + FAQ

    This is a print-at-home 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

    Based on 36 reviews
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    Jacqueline Doyle (Sydney, AU)
    Great, easy sew

    The pattern was fantastic, I love the ability to print a single size and the instructions were easy to follow. I loved the shorts I made for my three year old nephew and plan to make more.

    T
    Trish Pingram (Auckland, NZ)
    Spiderman shorts!

    My grandson asked for some 'spiderman shorts', which I was able to provide after finding the material and using the 'Scout shorts' pattern'. The shorts went together really well, the directions were clear and the shorts looked very 'professional'. We were both very pleased with the result!

    K
    K. (Singapore, SG)
    Best unisex shorts

    Living in a tropical climate, we cannot possibly have too many shorts in our wardrobes. I have sewn many scout shorts and they are always a winner, especially when sewn in linen. Pair it with some Twig and Tale embroidery and you have a winner

    K
    Kristen Germantse (Narooma, AU)
    Scout shirts and trousers

    I made size 2 pants from a remnant cotton linen blend fabric as a test for sizing for my 21 month old grandson. They were a good fit and then made a pair from navy suiting for him to wear to a family wedding. ( paired with a pathfinder vest in the waistcoat style). I thought the instructions were great and really enjoyed sewing the pattern - so much so I then immediately made 2 pairs of size 4 shorts for my granddaughter (just over 3 1/2yrs of age) from a light weight denim.
    Fantastic pattern and satisfying sewing I will definitely be making many more in the future.

    C
    Carol Bentley (Manchester, GB)
    If you've been Scouting out the perfect pattern for kids shorts and trousers, search no more!

    I made the Scout shorts from a remnant of viscose linen for my 7 year old grandson, they were quick to make as they had no tricky zips or buttonholes. They fit perfectly and he loves them. Lots of room to run, jump and play, and the pockets are super roomy, perfect for carrying lots of treasures in! The pattern gives you options for 3 lengths of shorts as well as full length trousers and its also gender neutral, so a great pattern for all the littlies in the family!

    V
    V.G. (Sydney, AU)
    So cute and easy

    This pattern is so easy to use for such a gorgeous, professional look. I've made long shorts from canvas and even a pair of pants from fleece. Only bad thing about this pattern is it does come in adult sizes because I NEED a pair of these shorts!

    F
    Fran (Swindon, GB)
    Scout shorts

    Excellent pattern, So easy to do. Have twin great grandchilden so have to do everything x2 :) Am now just starting on the cutting out of the second pairs. After not sewing for nearly 40 years, have now got the bug and have gone down the rabbit hole, but am so impressed with how easily these have gone together, as we get through the summer here I am going to try some needlecord trousers for them for the winter! Have made the petal dresses & the petal sun hats too!!

    K
    Kate Purdom (Los Alcazares, ES)
    Scout shorts

    Very easy pattern to follow. I was amazed at how easy it was to make a pair of shorts for my 10yo daughter. I even used my lessons from the free embroidery course to embroider the pocket. I made this pair from a thrift shop 2€ bedsheet. I will be making more of these and hope for larger sizes to be available soon.

    A
    Anne Rutterford (March, GB)
    A lovely sew!

    I have made four pairs of these shorts now, three for 6 yr olds and one for a 2 yr old. The first three were from recycled, 100% cotton trousers of mine. The latest one is from a remnant of linen. Very easy to make but look so relaxed and stylish. Definitely recommend this pattern.

    L
    Lisa B (Exmouth, AU)
    Great shorts

    I made my boys a pair from some left over linen - a quick easy make. Just wish they went to bigger sizes!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 36 reviews
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    Jacqueline Doyle (Sydney, AU)
    Great, easy sew

    The pattern was fantastic, I love the ability to print a single size and the instructions were easy to follow. I loved the shorts I made for my three year old nephew and plan to make more.

    T
    Trish Pingram (Auckland, NZ)
    Spiderman shorts!

    My grandson asked for some 'spiderman shorts', which I was able to provide after finding the material and using the 'Scout shorts' pattern'. The shorts went together really well, the directions were clear and the shorts looked very 'professional'. We were both very pleased with the result!

    K
    K. (Singapore, SG)
    Best unisex shorts

    Living in a tropical climate, we cannot possibly have too many shorts in our wardrobes. I have sewn many scout shorts and they are always a winner, especially when sewn in linen. Pair it with some Twig and Tale embroidery and you have a winner

    K
    Kristen Germantse (Narooma, AU)
    Scout shirts and trousers

    I made size 2 pants from a remnant cotton linen blend fabric as a test for sizing for my 21 month old grandson. They were a good fit and then made a pair from navy suiting for him to wear to a family wedding. ( paired with a pathfinder vest in the waistcoat style). I thought the instructions were great and really enjoyed sewing the pattern - so much so I then immediately made 2 pairs of size 4 shorts for my granddaughter (just over 3 1/2yrs of age) from a light weight denim.
    Fantastic pattern and satisfying sewing I will definitely be making many more in the future.

    C
    Carol Bentley (Manchester, GB)
    If you've been Scouting out the perfect pattern for kids shorts and trousers, search no more!

    I made the Scout shorts from a remnant of viscose linen for my 7 year old grandson, they were quick to make as they had no tricky zips or buttonholes. They fit perfectly and he loves them. Lots of room to run, jump and play, and the pockets are super roomy, perfect for carrying lots of treasures in! The pattern gives you options for 3 lengths of shorts as well as full length trousers and its also gender neutral, so a great pattern for all the littlies in the family!

    V
    V.G. (Sydney, AU)
    So cute and easy

    This pattern is so easy to use for such a gorgeous, professional look. I've made long shorts from canvas and even a pair of pants from fleece. Only bad thing about this pattern is it does come in adult sizes because I NEED a pair of these shorts!

    F
    Fran (Swindon, GB)
    Scout shorts

    Excellent pattern, So easy to do. Have twin great grandchilden so have to do everything x2 :) Am now just starting on the cutting out of the second pairs. After not sewing for nearly 40 years, have now got the bug and have gone down the rabbit hole, but am so impressed with how easily these have gone together, as we get through the summer here I am going to try some needlecord trousers for them for the winter! Have made the petal dresses & the petal sun hats too!!

    K
    Kate Purdom (Los Alcazares, ES)
    Scout shorts

    Very easy pattern to follow. I was amazed at how easy it was to make a pair of shorts for my 10yo daughter. I even used my lessons from the free embroidery course to embroider the pocket. I made this pair from a thrift shop 2€ bedsheet. I will be making more of these and hope for larger sizes to be available soon.

    A
    Anne Rutterford (March, GB)
    A lovely sew!

    I have made four pairs of these shorts now, three for 6 yr olds and one for a 2 yr old. The first three were from recycled, 100% cotton trousers of mine. The latest one is from a remnant of linen. Very easy to make but look so relaxed and stylish. Definitely recommend this pattern.

    L
    Lisa B (Exmouth, AU)
    Great shorts

    I made my boys a pair from some left over linen - a quick easy make. Just wish they went to bigger sizes!