Jessa Trousers and Shorts

Tilly and the Buttons


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Buy the Jessa Trousers and Shorts sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. Ultra cool with a seventies twist, the Jessa trousers or shorts will soon become your faves. With wide, gently flared legs on the full-length trousers or turn-up hems on the shorts, they close with a concealed front zip fly. The high waist, curved waistband and back darts will flatter your bum, while the triangle tab fastening, deep patch pockets and faux pocket flap will have you swooning while you sew.

Suggested fabrics: Medium-weight woven fabrics such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, linen or triple crepe. Stretch isn’t required but a small amount of elastane will make them extra comfy.

Fabric requirements: Trousers // 115cm or 45″ wide fabric 2.9m (3 1/4 yards), 150cm  or 60″ wide fabric 1.7m (1 7/8 yards) – 2.5m (2 3/4 yards). Shorts // 115cm or 45″ wide fabric 1.7m (1 7/8 yards), 150cm  or 60″ wide fabric 1.2m (1 3/8 yards) – 1.6m (1 3/4 yards).

Sizing: UK 6 – 20. Please see the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Matching thread, 0.5m (5/8yd) x 90cm (36in) wide iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric), 18cm (7in) jeans zip, 2 x 15-20mm (5/8-3/4in) hooks and bars OR 1 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4in) button with shank and 1 x hook and bar, Optional: 1 x 10-15mm (3/8-5/8in) button for faux pocket flap and Sewing machine and basic tools, including zip foot or adjustable zip foot.

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen

Make time

One to two days

Pattern format


Sewing level



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, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

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