Hermosa Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(13 customer reviews)


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, as well as the options for zipper fly front and buttoned fly front.

Hermosa Shorts Features:

  • High Rise
  • Wide contour waistband with off-center button closure
  • Options for zipper fly front and buttoned fly front
  • Front and back patch pockets
  • Back darts for shaping
  • Options for three lengths:
    • Short (approximately 4″ or 10 cm)
    • Medium (approximately 7″ or 18 cm)
    • Long (approximately 10″ or 26 cm)—with splits at sides
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Intermediate

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

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Hermosa 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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Number of pattern pages: 26 for length options (be sure to print only the length option you need per the instructions)

Number of instruction pages: 26

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Size Chart

Body Measurements

Hermosa Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Hermosa Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Finished Garment Measurements

Choosing Your Size

  1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size. Be sure to measure the narrowest part of your waist; these pants sit high at the narrowest part of your waist.
  2. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, choose the smaller size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the waist and hip. See “Blend Sizes” in instructions for details.
  4. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the shorts (see instructions for details).

I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabric that has similar weight, stretch and drape as your final garment fabric.


Primary Fabric 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.

Interfacing Use medium weight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing.

Other Materials

  • All options: 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.
  • 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. This can be a jean button or regular sewn-on button.
    • Two 5/8” (1.6 cm) regular, flat, sewn-on buttons. These are concealed and not visible from outside of the garment.
  • Buttoned fly front option:
    • Four 5/8” (1.6 cm) buttons. These can be jean buttons or regular sewn-on buttons.
    • Two 5/8” (1.6 cm) regular , flat, sewn-on buttons. These are concealed and not visible from outside of the garment.

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.


Hermosa Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Hermosa Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

13 reviews for Hermosa Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Options are great.

  2. (verified owner)

    Perfect for work.

  3. Louise (verified owner)

    Easy to do

  4. Myra (verified owner)

    Oh my, Kennis did not disappoint with this pattern! Love these shorts! Great instructions and easy sewing and the style is AMAZING! (And the stay up with no belt!) I’ve already mad two pair and going to make more!

  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I haven’t made the shorts yet as i just moved and alot of my sewing supplies are still boxed up. However, I had a great shopping experience and received access to my files right away. I might take the pattern to a copy shop and i really like that the sizes are layered so i need print only what i need. Itch to Stitch has a great selection of patterns and their instructions seem well done. I am glad I found this company on Instagram!

  6. Sarah (verified owner)

    I am outside the size range, so I extended by two sizes. The only thing I didn’t like was the fly – it went together BEAUTIFULLY but I’d love it to have a slightly bigger cover flap, as I find it gapes and the zipper shows. Otherwise – love the pattern. Will make a button fly next time and size down on the waist, which gapes on me a fair bit.

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fast and easy!

  8. Kadri (verified owner)

    I love those high-waisted shorts! I made medium version and I’ve been wearing those daily 🙂

  9. Helen (verified owner)

    Love the fact that I can print the size I need. Can make the pattern fit me.

  10. Michelle (verified owner)

    Very good instructions to follow and love the waistband that button off the centre.

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  12. Nicole (verified owner)

    A perfect pattern for me. I am so happy to have good fitting shorts take make me feel feminine now.

  13. Mar (verified owner)

    great pattern

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