Hermosa Shorts

Itch to Stitch


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Buy the Hermosa Shorts sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. The Hermosa Shorts are made for comfort and style. These high-waisted shorts are designed for bottom-weight woven fabric with a touch of stretch, and they will keep up with you while you zoom through your busy day. The front and back patch pockets are big enough for your phone and other essentials. The Hermosa Shorts come in three lengths – short, medium and long – and have options for a zipper fly front and buttoned fly front.

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: Use bottom weight, woven fabric with a firm stretch and great recovery. 10% to 15% stretch is ideal. Fabric with less stretch creates more fitted shorts and vice versa. Stretch twill and stretch denim are great choices.

Fabric requirements: 54″ (135 cm) wide fabric: Short length, 1 1/8 – 1 1/2 yards (1.1 – 1.4 m) // Medium length, 1 1/4 – 1 5/8 yards (1.1 – 1.5 m) // Long length, 1 3/8 – 1 7/8 yards (1.2 – 1.7 m).

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 8 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Medium weight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing; 1/4″ (6 mm) wide twill tape as long as your waist, plus 3″ (7.6 cm) (you can also cut your own from non-stretch, lightweight fabric selvedge); two 5/8″ (1.6 cm) regular, flat, sewn-on buttons (these are concealed and not visible from outside of the garment) // Fly front with zipper option: 5″ (13 cm) or longer closed-end, metal or nylon zipper (longer zipper will be easier to install); one 5/8″ (1.6 cm) button (jean button or regular sewn-on button) // Buttoned fly front option: four 5/8″ (1.6 cm) buttons (jean buttons or regular sewn-on buttons).

PDF pattern includes: Digital pattern compatible with both US letter and A4 paper sizes; A0 copy shop file; step-by-step illustrated instructions. The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF, so you can select your size before printing.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

26 pages

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