Oscar Boys Shorts

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Boys Shorts Sewing Pattern

Sizes: Boys Age 1-16


Our Oscar shorts, named after my grandfather,is the best fitting pair of boys shorts sewing pattern you will ever buy. They have a comfortable waistband and a pull string with eyelets so you can pull them tighter if you need too. Mainly though the eyelets are there because they are very cool!

With a little help from our digital PDF sewing pattern with easy to follow step-by-step video and photo tutorials you be sure to make quite a few of these awesome stunners.

The shorts have a faux zipper flap and an elasticated waist which makes this a quick afternoon project. There are a few new tricks to sewing this one, making it look totally professional. Once you have made one you will be running them up all the time. Best of all it only takes just over half a yard of fabric to make one of these.

The back pockets are oversized and just beg for a name embroidery or favorite badge, I didn't do this for the sample but it would be great. Can't wait to see what you come up with for this one.

For the boys shorts sewing pattern I would recommend cotton or linen. The twill fabrics are particularly good because they crease less and are more durable.  A lighter jeans fabrics would work too.


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As fabric I would definitely go for cotton or linen. Twill fabrics are particularly good because they crease less and are more durable.  A lighter jeans fabrics would work too. For the summer go for some funky prints in plain woven cotton with a bit of stretch for comfort.


  • Fabric: 40 cm – 60 cm depending on the size
  • Matching thread
  • 0.30 m (1/4 yard) iron-on interfacing (for the pocket opening)
  • 2eyelets
  • Draw string and toggle ends (I used a heavy cotton cord which was loosely twisted)
  • 4 cm wide elastic (the thinner the better) for the waistband

Sewing machine and basic tools, including an invisible zipper foot

I can't wait to see what you will create with our boys shorts sewing pattern.

Customer Reviews (2)

Oscar Shorts

Posted by Kathy Archibald on Apr 19th 2017
Fabulous pattern. Very easy to follow. Excellent fit as always. Video tutorial is extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend. Thankyou Marina

Oscar shorts

Posted by Eileen McCallum on Jan 16th 2017
Can't say enough good things about this pattern the only toddler shorts pattern I have made that don't look like pyjamas. The one piece side pocket design is so much easier than normal patterns. I really like how you demonstrate all of the steps so well in your videos. The top stitching makes the shorts look fantastic. Many Thanks Eileen
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