This time we introduce the easiest to sew pair of trousers ever! The Cherry Culottes and Shorts are a simple and incredibly comfortable, loose pair of pants featuring inseam pockets and optional back patch pockets. You can opt for the long version which lays right above the ankle or the shorts, above the knee, although you can of course alter the length to your desire in both cases.
The fit is very easy to achieve thanks to its elasticated waistband, yes! You’ve heard right. Just create a tunnel to pass your elastic through, try your culottes or shorts on and cut to your desired length.
With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results, the Cherry Culottes and Shorts sewing pattern will become a staple, with a twist, in your handmade wardrobe. And the best part is that they work on lots of different fabrics so that you can wear them all year around.
You can also learn how to make the pattern on our YouTube Channel.
For Spring and Summer: light to medium weight fabrics like cotton, chambray, linen, light denim, viscose, rayon, double gauze, cotton lawn…
For Autumn and Winter: medium weight fabrics like velvet, light weight corduroy, needlecord or babycord, tweed, fine wool, light denim… In general, fabrics that are not too heavy so that the waist is not very bulky.
These will also work in light or medium weight stretch fabric with drape if you are confident sewing with knits.
Version A Culottes – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 1.80m / 1.96 yards
Version A Culottes – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.65m / 1.80 yards
Version B Shorts – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 1.25m / 1.38 yards
Version B Shorts – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 1.10m / 1.20 yards
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
• Sewing machine & overlocker/serger (optional to finish raw edges)
• Matching thread
• Elastic: 1m with a width of 1cm.
• The usual sewing tools: chalk or fabric pen, scissors, pins, safety pin, needle, tape measure…
Perfect for a beginner who would like to sew their first pair of trousers and a piece of cake for confident makers.
UK 6 to 20 / US 2 to 16. Find inspiration for your Cherry Culottes and Shorst sewing pattern here.
*This is a PDF sewing pattern. After purchased, you’ll receive an email with a link to download the files of the pattern and instructions. There are two printing options available: A4 (the pattern pieces print in 28 pages, plus the instructions) and a copy shop version of the sewing pattern so that you can skip the assembling part. If you prefer US letter there’s an option available as well and already included on the files.
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