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Hepburn | Pleat Front Shorts Sewing Pattern

$14.50 AUD
$14.50 AUD
The Hepburn Shorts sewing pattern, is 2 patterns in 1. Choose between two styles: the Pull-On Hepburn Shorts for effortless wear with a... Read More

  • Includes all sizes, 6-18.
  • 2 patterns in 1.
  • Easy to follow, detailed instructions.


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The Hepburn Shorts sewing pattern, is 2 patterns in 1.

Choose between two styles: the Pull-On Hepburn Shorts for effortless wear with a full elastic waistband, or the Zipped Hepburn Shorts for a more tailored look with a shaped waistband and side zip.

Both styles offer optional pockets, belt loops, and a sash for added versatility. The Pull-On version boasts a quick sew and comfy fit, while the Zipped style features a relaxed, semi-tailored design with pleats and darts for added flair.

STYLE 1:  The Pull-On Hepburn Shorts

If you're after a super quick pair, you can make the elastic waist version with the Easy Pull-On Shorts. The are not as tailored as the Hepburns but they do have some of the same features & some extras.

  • Simple straight forward pair of shorts
  • Quick & easy to sew.
  • Pull-on waistband sits on the hips.
  • Flat front waistband
  • Elastic back
  • Front pleats
  • Comfy legs

STYLE 2: The Zipped (Tailored) Hepburn Shorts

This is a very relaxed design. It features a low sitting waistband & easy crotch. These are not 'snug fit' shorts.

  • Semi tailored, loose fitting short
  • Shaped waistband sits on the hips.
  • Easy side zip
  • Side pockets
  • 2 length options
  • Pleat front
  • Darted back
  • Belt loops & optional sash & bound edge pockets.
  • Size 6-18.
  • Includes all sizes listed.
  • Click here for size chart. 



FABRIC SUGGESTIONS: Cotton Voile, Quilting Cotton, Lawn, Gaberdine, Cotton Sateen, Rayon, Silk & Silk-like fabrics, Linen & Linen Blends, Chambray, Denim. My favourite is quilting cotton because of all the fabulous prints you can choose from.


  • Style 1: Pull-On Shorts - 32mm (1.25") elastic.
  • Style 2: Zipped Shorts - 18cm (7") dress zip to match (can be longer if that's what you have at home), 1 x 20mm (3/4) button or Size 20 snaps.  25mm (1") bias tape.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD! Receive the sewing patterns instantly after purchasing.

SIZES INCLUDED: Size 6-18. All sizes are included in your purchase.

FORMATS: This sewing patterns come in several formats, so you can use the one that suits you. All formats are included in your purchase.

  • Print at home - A4 / US Letter size.
  • Print at copy shop - A0 size.

COMPREHENSIVE TUTORIAL: We make the tricky bits easy.

Our in-depth tutorial includes detailed info on sizing, fabric choice, printing & more. It features vibrant colour photos, tips & tricks, & clear instructions to sew this garment. Plus real-life inspiration across various sizes from fellow sewists.

SEAM ALLOWANCE: Included in our patterns & specified on the pattern & in the tutorial.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a downloadable digital PDF sewing pattern. As such, refunds after purchase are not possible. 

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  • FORMAT: Digital pdf pattern.
  • TUTORIAL: Detailed tutorial with user friendly instructions to prepare & create your new pattern.
  • PATTERN FILES: Print at home, A0 copy shop. 
  • LAYERED: Yes.
  • FABRIC TYPE: Woven fabrics.
  • SIZES: AU6-18 (US2-14).
  • SKILL LEVEL: Both beginner & more experienced options.
  • MEASUREMENTS: Metric (cms/metres) & imperial (inches/yards).
  • SEAM ALLOWANCE: Included. 10mm (3/8") unless otherwise specified.
Hepburn | Pleat Front Shorts Sewing Pattern

Hepburn | Pleat Front Shorts Sewing Pattern

$14.50 AUD

Hepburn | Pleat Front Shorts Sewing Pattern

$14.50 AUD

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
CustomerDenise B.
Wonder why?

I just made these according to my measurements, and they are HUGE. No one else has had this issue? I ordered more of the same fabric, though, because I love the finished product and will try a smaller size.

Hi Denise, Thank you for your review and feedback! We're sorry to hear about the sizing issue. It's important to follow the specific sizing instructions for the Hepburn shorts, as they sit lower on the hips. We'd recommend joining our Facebook group where Melanie can help with sizing tips. We're glad you love the finished product and hope the smaller size works perfectly for you!

Katya D.
Most comfortable shorts I've ever worn

Great pattern and lovely shorts. Very clear instructions even for me, an absolute beginner sewer. I've made 3 pairs of the pull on version now and I wear them all the time. Highly recommend.

Favourite shorts pattern

Hands down best shorts pattern I’ve ever made. I’ve now made 4 pairs. Easy to make.

Robyn B.
Hepburn shorts

These are a great fit. I did take 1 inch out of each side of the back for a more fitted look which suited the heavier cotton drill I used.

Lovely Walking Shorts

Great fitting shorts. Have made 2 pairs 'Urban' style in size 14 - no pattern alternations needed! Omitted the pleats on the second pair and they still look good. Happy to recommend this pattern.

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