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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DiAnne H.
United States

Fairly simple pattern

I like the shorts. The instructions were pretty clear and easy to follow. The yardage recommendation was a little off for the larger sizes, if youre making the version with the belt. I would add a quarter yard more. If you plan to lengthen the shorts you will need to buy even more extra fabric. I added 4 inches to make them longer and so I could cuff them. I needed to go back and buy another 2/3 of a yard. Had I bought it all in one cut I probably would have only needed a 1/2 yard extra. But that's on me. No fault of the pattern. Overall, it's a nice pattern. Maybe runs a tad large.... As a side note pay attention to the different sizes US vs NZ and double check your printer settings, matching the 2 inch square.

Kim M.
New Zealand 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 !!!

Siwsan P.
New Zealand New Zealand

Shorts and longs

A really good and easy pattern to follow, I made the shorts as a mock up for a longer pair of trousers. It turned out so well I now have both. The sizing was good, which is always a bonus when you are on the plus size of “ordinary”. I have also purchased the stitch bird dress, but haven’t made that yet. Thank you

Karren P.
Australia Australia

Very easy to sew shorts

The shorts came together very easily and quickly. Straightforward instructions that worked! I’ll definitely be making these again this summer.

Maureen O.
New Zealand New Zealand

Mapua Shorts

Cute shorts! Very easy to make

Janelle D.
Australia Australia

The best fitting shorts ever worn

A mental challenge for me to do pockets, belt loops, waistband etc, but very enjoyable to succeed and be able to wear the end result so proudly. Have already made two pairs in one weekend, and searching for the fabric for my next pair! Very comfortable and a perfect amount of leg flare.

Penny F.
Canada Canada

Comfy shorts

Easy to follow pattern, great fit, great style!

Australia Australia

Mapua Shorts with belt - my new go to

These turned out so well I made another pair straight after! The pattern is easy to follow and I love the elastic on the back - although I found the instructions here a bit tricky on the first pair. Being 5ft 3in I found the front rise about right, but someone taller would find them quite low I would think (it does advise they sit just below the belly button). All in all I love this pattern and will definitely make more!

shirley r.
New Zealand New Zealand

Mapua Shorts

I have made 2 pairs of these shorts now and really like the pattern. They were a good fit with no alterations required. Pattern instructions are mostly straightforward except for the elastic in the waistband. I cannot understand how it gives the best finish on the sides of the shorts. Overall this is not a detractor and it is a great pattern.

Viv M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Mapua Shorts

Pattern made up easily and exactly as they were in the picture. The fit was very true to size. This pattern has excellent instructions especially for beginners. This is a great basic pattern which is perfect as is or adapted to you requirements.

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Tracy R.
Australia Australia

Mapua shorts


New Zealand New Zealand

Easy Pattern - fantastic instructions

The instructions are very thorough and easy to follow. I actually added to this pattern and made a lovely pair of wide-legged trousers. Very pleased with the result and a beautiful fit.

Nadine C.
New Zealand New Zealand

Simple straight forward pattern

I downloaded this pattern so my daughter could make herself some shorts. She was able to follow the instructions and produced a lovely pair of great fitting shorts. Will definitely use the pattern again.

Frances H.
Australia Australia

Great pattern, easy to use.

Good base short pattern. I'm still working on the fit for me. Easy pattern to follow and quick to make up.

Emma P.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mapua shorts

This pattern is great, the instructions comprehensive and easy to follow. I used some leftover blue/grey linen from a pair of curtains, and achieved a great fit and a great finish. I made a size 12 without a belt and lengthened them by a couple of inches. The pockets are nice and sleek and don’t stick out. (I hate that!) Definitely recommend, will definitely make more pairs!

Gunilla B.
Sweden Sweden

My favorite shorts!

Easy to make and beautiful to put on! Love them!

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