Chi-Town Chinos

Alina Sewing and Design Co


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Buy the Chi-Town Chinos sewing pattern from Alina Sewing and Design Co. This shorts and skirt pattern is inspired by the classic, relaxed pant silhouette commonly referred to today as chinos. The Chi-Town Chinos pattern is mid-rise, easy-fitting and straight through the hip and leg. The waistband is faced, maintaining a clean finish. With four different back pocket options, a shorts option, a skirt option, and options to lengthen or shorten both, this pattern is a handmade summer wardrobe staple.

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: Medium weight woven fabrics, such as cotton twill, chambray, denim, linen, linen blends or wool blends. Directional prints such as plaid or stripes may require additional fabric.

Fabric requirements: 54″ wide fabric: view A, 1 – 1-1/4 yards; view B, 1-1/8 – 1-1/2 yards // 45″ wide fabric: view A, 1-1/4 – 1-5/8 yards; view B, 1-3/8 – 1-5/8 yards.

Sizing: 0 – 18 (approx. UK 6 – 18). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; 6″ plastic coil zipper; hook-and-bar closure or 3/4″ button for waistband; two 5/8″ buttons for back pocket flaps (optional); 1/8 yard of fusible interfacing; 3/8 yard of quilting cotton. If you choose to finish the waistband facing and fly shield with bias binding, you will need 1/4″-wide double fold bias tape equal to your hip measurement + 6″.

PDF pattern includes: Instruction booklet (38 pages); printing guide (3 pages); print-at-home pattern formatted for both US letter and A4 printers (31 pages); copy shop file for 36″ wide format and A0 printers.

Expansion Packs are also available for the Chi-Town Chinos pattern:

Expansion Pack No. 1: A supplement to the original pattern, this expansion pack includes front and back pattern pieces to make fitted, knee-length shorts with back welt pockets.

Expansion Pack No. 2: A supplement to the original pattern, this expansion pack includes front and back pattern pieces to make semi-fitted, full-length pants with back welt pockets.

PLEASE NOTE: The Chi-Town Chinos Expansion Packs are separate add-on pattern pieces priced at £6.50 each. You must buy the original Chi-Town Chinos priced at £12.50 to use them.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46

Pattern format

PDF, PDF Expansion Pack No. 1, PDF Expansion Pack No. 1 + Printed copy shop (+£7.00), PDF Expansion Pack No. 2, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

18 pages (Expansion Pack No. 1), 35 pages (Expansion Pack No. 2), 31 Pages

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