Mapua short PDF sewing pattern
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Mapua shorts

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A classic style and summer wardrobe basic, these pull on shorts have minimal rear gather, flat front waistband and angled front pockets. Easily dressed up or down, the classic shorts are at home on a casual weekend or out and about on a summers evening.

Mid rise (sitting just below the belly button) the shorts are comfortable and can be sewn up with or without a belt.


  • Angled front pockets
  • Flat front waistband
  • Pull on with gathered rear waistband (minimised)
  • Designed for wovens but could also be sewn in a jersey knit.
  • Sizes NZ/AU 6-24 | US 2-20 (purchased in size bundles of 4)-refer purchasing options

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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.

WOVEN fabrics : Most mid weight woven fabrics work well.
Linen, cotton duck, cotton sateen, cotton canvas and linen/cotton blends are highly recommended for this pattern. We have also had success with upcycled cotton curtains.


STYLE A - Without belt: CONFIDENT BEGINNER (Skill learnt: Creating angled pockets)
STYLE B - With belt (and belt loops); EASY INTERMEDIATE


Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons):

Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                  Pages =15
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)       Pages =17
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)       Pages =19
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 16-18-20-22  | US 12-14-16-18)   Pages =19


Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*

Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:

1. Instructions

2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here. 

3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.

You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.



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Kim M.
New Zealand

Mapua Shorts

Another great Sewing Revival pattern. Great instructions to follow & the fit is fantastic. I have made them in rust linen & looking forward to wearing these this coming summer.

Bernie H.
New Zealand New Zealand


These are really oversized, I was so disappointed in them i didn't finish them. I made a size 12 based on my measurements and the finished measurements and they were absolutely huge. I was expecting the fit to be more like the Sidewinder pant. I've also made Simplicity 1887 and prefer the construction of the waistband from that pattern and the inside leg from Closet Core Jenny shorts. I think these should be redrafted


The Sewing Revival

Hi Bernie, These pants are true to size and well tested. Can I ask you to please check that you made up the size 12 NZ/AU sizing and not the size 12 US by mistake (which would be a size 16 NZ/AU). Kind regards, Janine

Rachel R.
New Zealand New Zealand

Summer shorts

Straighforward pattern, fits well. I lengthened them easily and will make a second pair

Donna E.
Australia Australia

Two pairs made with varying results

Overall I love the outcome of this pattern. The first pair I made I tried really hard to use the finished measurements and decided on a size 14 … I am usually an ‘off the rack Australian 12’ but was trying to be a ‘good sewist’. They were … one size too big (hahaha). Second pair I made in size 12 was spot-on. I consider myself a confident beginner but obviously I’m still learning.

Moyra M.
Australia Australia

Great shorts

My shorts turned out really well, but will have to drop a few kilos to be able to carry off the tie belt better. Will be making a few more for sure !!!

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