Womens sewing patterns

Mapua shorts **NEW**

Size Guide

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.

All downloads now include both Print-at-home and AO Copy Shop PDFs.


  • 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

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

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.

This pattern is a digital download. You will receive an email containing a link to download your pattern files immediately after your purchase is complete. You will not receive a paper copy in the post.

The pattern includes the following files:

Instruction booklet: 16 pages (can be viewed on screen without printing)

Copy Shop AO: 1 page (if you wish to print on large scale paper at your local print shop)

A4/US letter - print at home pattern: labelled PAH (printable in A4 or Letter) 13 Pages - for printing on your home printer. Refer "how to" here.

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

We recommend the use of the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PDF 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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