• Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Rawe Set sewing pattern by Below the Kowhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Rawe Set sewing pattern by Below the Kowhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Rawe Set sewing pattern by Below the Kowhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai

Pai Shorts

(3 customer reviews)

From: $14.00 NZD

Children’s sizes 1-10 (including 18month) *PDF Digital Download*

No fuss, good shorts for playing and adventuring in.

With our Pai Shorts sewing pattern and tutorial you will be able to create a comfortable, unisex pair of shorts with optional trim tutorial included to make them your own!

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Description

Pai is the Māori word for “good”. You’ll often hear “kei te pai”, a colloquialism in New Zealand which translates to “it’s all good!”

That’s the inspiration for our Pai Shorts – no fuss! Kei te pai! Just good shorts that will adventure with you, that you can make again and again with stunning, reliable results each time! They’re good!

Created with a relaxed fit, and the growth rates of boys and girls in mind, Pai Shorts are comfortable, easy to wear and will grow with your child.

Add your own personal sewing touch to them with the included trim tutorial and make them your own!

Our Sewists love the clean and simple lines of this pattern, along with its detailed tutorial suitable for beginners who are learning to sew.

The full photo tutorial will walk you step by step through the construction and sewing of these Pai Shorts. They’re a pleasure to sew (and a little bit addictive!)

Features:
  • Instant PDF download of pattern and full tutorial
  • Children’s sizes 1-10 (including 18month)
  • Unisex – Created with the fit and growth rates of both boys and girls
  • Inseam pockets
  • Elastic waist for comfort and ease
  • Optional trim tutorial included
  • A4 or US Letter format to print at home
  • Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create these shorts
Sewing Level:

The Pai Shorts have been designed with beginners in mind. The tutorial is detailed with full colour photos and will walk you step by step through constructing the garment, enclosed waist band and optional trim tutorial.

The more advanced sewists will appreciate the professional finish of the pattern, the well fitting garment and the ability to customise and make it your own.

Fabric Suggestions:

These shorts have been designed to be used with light weight fabrics. Look for cottons, linens, chambray, light denim, rayon etc.

Fit and Ease of the Pai Shorts:

The Pai Shorts pattern is perfect for keeping cool in summer and has been created for comfortable adventuring.

You’ll love the relaxed fit of the Pai Shorts, with enough ease through the hips to allow for nappies (in the smaller sizes), playing and exploring!

The pattern includes an enclosed waist band for comfort around the puku (tummy), and an optional trim tutorial for customising your shorts.

This pattern has been created using Standard American Measurements and the sizing might seem different to what you usually buy in stores. Therefore, use the size the chart says you are to fit the hips, and if required, lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed.

Fabric and Fit Chart:
Pai
Additional Notions Required:
  • Co-ordinating sewing thread
  • Non-Roll elastic 25mm (1″) wide, length supplied in chart.
  • Scissors, pins, needle
  • Optional trim
What You Get When You Purchase:

This is a PDF digital download. After purchasing through PayPal you will be emailed the digital pattern and tutorial. Save these to your computer.

Log into the website and find your files in “My Account + Downloads”. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access it any time. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.

You can print the Pai Shorts pattern at home.

The digital pattern is 9 pages in black and white, and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use.

You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this garment. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees, or if you must print, print in colour to view the photos accurately.

What’s a PDF?

A digital document viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for free here). You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.

Returns and Support:

This is a digital product and can be saved to your computer. Because of it’s digital nature, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. Please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern with your correct email address!

In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.

Get Sewing!

So, what are you waiting for? Create your own pair of Pai Shorts with this pattern and show off your creations!

This is sewing pattern by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewists and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook page to show us a photo of your Pai Shorts and the adventures they go on!

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Pai Shorts, BUNDLE: Pai Rawe Set

3 reviews for Pai Shorts

  1. anna.jem.smith

    Such a lovely unisex pattern! I have made my daughter pj bottoms with trim (first time ever using and instructions are brilliant!), made my son 2 pairs as Pjs and shorts and made the baby some bloomers too! Such a handy all round pattern, and as per normal for Below the Kowhai, such a variety of ways to customise and sew which I love. Also love getting the confidence to try new things with very very easy to follow tutorials! I will be making plenty more this summer…..

  2. ej_garnett

    I made the Pai shorts as part of a summer set with the Rawe top for my 1 year old daughter. They are such a great fit, plenty of space for a nappy and a good length on her. The instructions are really easy to follow. I will definitely be making many more pairs of Pai shorts!

  3. winsome246

    This is such a great pattern – quick and easy with options to customise and those all-important pockets!! Another win from BTK 🙂

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