Jessa Trousers and Shorts

Tilly and the Buttons


In stock

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.

If you’re looking for more maker inspiration, check out the latest sewing pattern reviews from the sewing community. We also have a sewing blog to keep you up to date with all the news from the world of sewing.

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

You may also like…

Please leave a review

5 out of 5 stars

1 review

Let us know what you think...

What others are saying

  1. Avatar

    5 out of 5 Shorts!!!


    So pleased with this pattern which I made as the shorts using this gorgeous minty stretch denim from Sew Me Sunshine. I sewed my first fly zip which was fun, I used the video on Tilly and The Buttons website to help me with the process. It was actually for the Ness skirt but the process is the same and some times for a new technique it helps to see someone doing it! I did have to take in the waist on the shorts and waistband a good inch but that is normal for me. Over all Really chuffed with my first pair of shorts in a good 6 years!

    (0) (0)

    Something wrong with this post? Thanks for letting us know. If you can point us in the right direction...




This will be how your name will be displayed in the account section and in reviews

By creating an account you agree to the website terms and conditions and our privacy policy.

Continue as a Guest

Don't have an account? Sign Up