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Pre-Teenager Shorts Sewing Pattern

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pre-teenager shorts

As mentioned in the previous post “ruffle skirt sewing pattern” that my girl has grown up and most of her old clothes are getting a little too small for her to move comfortably. Being an Asian, we generally have a smaller body build, though she is now officially a teenager of the age of 13, she is actually wearing a pre-teenager size, about the size of 150cm (59″) in height or equivalent. She needs a pair of pre-teenager shorts to wear every day at home since we have warm days throughout the year. These navy blue pre-teenage shorts is one of them that I sew for her to replace all her old small shorts. By looking at her growth rate, soon, I will need to develop the teenager size as well.

pre-teenager shorts sewing pattern

Pre-Teenager Shorts – Free Sewing Pattern

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Pre-teenager at this age will start to grow taller and building bigger hipline (for girls), in order to let them feel comfortable with the shorts, the length is longer, the hip measurement in the pre-teenager shorts sewing pattern is broadened, along with a modified crotch line to suit the growing hip and lower abdomen. Same as the kid shorts pattern and toddler shorts pattern, the pre-teenager shorts pattern comes with two front pockets and an elastic waistband.

shorts pattern with pockets

Please refer to the basic sewing shorts tutorial on how to sew these pre-teenager shorts. You can get the downloadable and printable 8 pages of letter size sewing pattern in the tutorial (together with kid-size and toddler size sewing patterns respectively). Print them out in a non-scaled printing setting, join up all the pages to make a full-size sewing pattern. There is a 2″ marking on the paper pattern (page 4) for you to measure and confirm if you are printing them in the correct size. Cut the templates out and start sewing 🙂

Happy Sewing!!!

front pocket shorts pattern

CLICK HERE to get the Pre-Teenager Shorts Sewing Pattern And How-To-Sew Instructions

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Wednesday 27th of July 2022

What size seam allowance do you use?

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Wednesday 27th of July 2022

3/8" and it is already included in the sewing pattern template.


Thursday 12th of November 2020

Thank you for this pattern! I'm so frustrated that the clothing shops in Australia pretty much only have short-shorts for little girls. My girl is 9 and I'm glad I'll be able to use your patterns to sew her something longer that she (and I!) will be comfortable wearing. :)


Saturday 25th of January 2020

Thanks again for the Pre-teen Shorts Pattern. 11 year old Nadiya sewed another pair, without pockets this time. This time I widened each of the original pattern pieces by 3/8" for her developing body shape, as I intended they would be pajama shorts. As before; I lengthen the original torso - this time by 1/2". The cut is perfect for shorts and for her slender and long Russian physique. I swear she's grown wider since she sewed the first pair 6 days ago! They fit so beautifully. You are a skilled pattern designer! Thank you.

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Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Oh wow, that's amazing, Haydee! I am absolutely thrilled to know that an 11-year-old girl is able to sew it with a little help from you. You are really great is helping her to get her 2 pairs of shorts done, bravo to both of you. Keep it up, don't stop sewing!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Continued.... Pre-Teen shorts, I lengthened the pockets by 1" and made them 1/4" wider. She loved the pockets. She can get her long piano hands in them. Thank you again, It is truly a fantastic pattern!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Hi, I want to thank you. Nadiya- 11 yrs had her 4th lesson on the Sewing Machine today, she made herself your shorts! (I helped her with the pockets and finishing).. She has a 32" hip. 25" waist and 29.5" chest. I mistakenly took each pattern piece in by 3/8". OOPS! They fitted! But consequently were an extremely slim fit. She managed to sit down in them comfortably. Nadiya is of Russian descent, very slim and fairly long in the torso. I lengthened the waist by 3/8 inch and omitted the top stitching around the top of the band, It sat on her waist; if I wanted a true high waist I could have added another 1/2" (3/4" in all, to the torso length.) Nadiya absolutely loved them and loved the fit. She was so pleased with her work! She went home wearing them! Thank you! thank you! thank you!