Below the Kōwhai Child/Teen Tio Trousers

Below the Kōwhai


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Buy the Baby/Child/Teen Tio Trousers sewing pattern from Below the Kōwhai. The Tio Trousers have a relaxed fit, two leg lengths (full and 3/4) and a whole range of pockets to choose from! They have an elastic waist for a comfortable fit and options for a paper bag waist and faux drawstring too. Choose between a tapered or wide leg.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This garment is for all seasons. Light to heavy weight cotton, poly cotton, linen, chambray, corduroy, duck canvas, etc.

Fabric requirements: 

Tapered trousers: 112 cm (44″) wide fabric: Full length, 0.75 – 1.5 m (7/8 – 1 2/3 yd) // 3/4 length, 0.75 – 1.5 m (7/8 – 1 2/3 yd).

Wide trousers: 112 cm (44″) wide fabric: Full length, 0.75 – 2 m (7/8 – 2 1/4 yd) // 3/4 length, 0.75 – 1.75 m (7/8 – 2 yd).

Sizing: 1 – 10 years or 8 – 14 years. Please check the designer’s size chart. Use height as the main measurement.


Notions: Coordinating sewing thread; 25 mm (1″) wide non-roll elastic, 39 – 66 cm (15 3/8″ – 26″); small piece of ribbon or twill tape to create back tag // Faux drawstring (optional): 50 cm (20″) of 13 mm (1/3″) twill tape, or as desired.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions with full colour photos; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern (19-24 pages for tapered, 22-27 pages for wide); A0 copy shop pattern (1-2 sheets for tapered, 1-2 sheets for wide); projector pattern. This pattern has layers so you can choose which size(s) to print.

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Additional information


Cottons, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Linen

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF (TAPERED / SIZES 1-10), PDF (TAPERED / SIZES 1-10) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF (TAPERED / SIZES 8-14), PDF (TAPERED / SIZES 8-14) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF (WIDE / SIZES 1-10), PDF (WIDE / SIZES 1-10) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00), PDF (WIDE / SIZES 8-14), PDF (WIDE / SIZES 8-14) + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

19-24 pages (tapered), 22-27 pages (wide)

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