Angelia Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

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Angelia Shorts are essential for your summer wardrobe. Sitting slightly below the waist, Angelia Shorts have a contoured waistband with a button closure and a fly front zipper. They also feature a flat front and a relaxed fit at the thighs. Three views are included in the pattern.

View A

View A is a streamlined version of the shorts with 4” (10 cm) inseam. This view is perfect for someone who is newer to shorts sewing, and wants to focus on learning how to do a fly front zipper, and/or contour waistband. You should use View A when you sew your test garment to check the fit.

View B

View B looks so polished that no one would guess that you sew these yourself! It has all the bells and whistles:

  • Front patch pockets
  • Angled pocket tab closures
  • Cuffs
  • Bottom side tabs
  • Front coin pocket and back patch pockets with button closures
  • Belt loops
  • 4 1/2” (11.5 cm) inseam

View C

View C is the longer view of the shorts. It has:

  • A length that falls right below the knees
  • Waist drawstring
  • Leg drawstrings
  • Front patch pockets with button closures
  • Back patch pockets with button closures

You could also swap some features to create a view of your own! For example, you can easily add back pocket to your View A or remove angled pocket tab closures from your View B.

Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature (no more mingled lines!)

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Skill Level: Intermediate+

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? Angelia Shorts pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Photo courtesy of Bella Sunshine Designs, Donna L., Gabriela L., Markita H., Melissa O.My Little Sewing Dreams and Shannon Mac Designs.

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Number of pattern pages: 22 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)

Number of instruction pages: 24

See Angelia Shorts Pattern Release Announcement for more photos

Size Chart

Angelia Shorts Body and Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part of the waist) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your waist the best. If you are in between sizes, pick the larger size.
  2. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, pick the larger size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the waist and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need (see “Printing Instructions” and “Blend Sizes” in the instructions), and blend the lines from one size to the
    next from the waist to the hip.
  4. The crotch length measurement is the distance between your center front at the waist and your center back at the waist between the legs. The measurement will be useful for deciding whether you need to lengthen the shorts (see “Lengthen/Shorten” in the instructions). Therefore, note the measurement for the size you have chosen, but do not use it to choose your size.

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabrics that have similar thickness and stretchiness (if your fabric has Lycra) as your final garment fabrics. You can make View A without the topstitching to test the fit.


Primary fabric Bottom-weight or medium-weight woven fabric with or without stretch, such as twill, poplin, cotton blends, linen and denim. Knit fabric is not suitable.

Interfacing Use light- to medium- weight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing.

Other Materials

View A

  • One (1) 7" (18 cm) or longer zipper
  • One (1) 3/4" (1.9 cm) button

View B

  • One (1) 7" (18 cm) or longer zipper
  • Eight (8) 3/4" (1.9 cm) buttons

View C

  • One (1) 7" (18 cm) or longer zipper
  • Five (5) 3/4" (1.9 cm) buttons
  • Five (5) yard (460 cm) cording or ribbon

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Angelia Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Angelia Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

2 reviews for Angelia Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great shorts pattern. The style features make this short stand out from the ordinary basics. Again the detail to each step is wonderful. All levels of sewers can make a great pair of shorts that look anything but homemade!

  2. mahidc (verified owner)

    I’m wearing them today again… I’ve made two shorts using this pattern, and will make more. The little details make this pattern unique but the fit and longer length make them my favorite pair of shorts. I did lower the front waistband a bit as I like it a little lower in the front. It falls just on my belly button without this adjustment. It’s loose, without bagginess, and has great, stylish, useful pockets. The instructions are very well written and easy to understand. This is my go to pattern for shorts now, but I’m getting ready to make the Belize… and that one looks like a quickie. ?

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