• 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 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 Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai
  • Pai Shorts Sewing Pattern by Below the Kōwhai

Pai Shorts

(13 customer reviews)

$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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13 reviews for Pai Shorts

  1. Kristin Sullivan (verified owner)

    Another stunning pattern by Below the Kowhai! The Pai shorts are a wonderfully simple and FAST sew, that satisfies the need for instant gratification! Even better is that they fit like a dream and my boys adore wearing them – they’re a wardrobe staple! I have already made four pairs and have several more ready to roll for the summer. Love them!

  2. Emily Rainsford (verified owner)

    Lovely easy sewing, easy wearing warm weather staple – although we’ve been known to wear ours with tights in winter! Pairs great with the Pipi top.

  3. philippa.fergusson (verified owner)

    Loved this quick and satisfying sew! The Pai shorts are a comfy and easy fit for my kids to play and be kids in! Love the unisex nature of these shorts, and i am already planning on making a pair for the kids as summer pjs for Christmas. Super pattern once again x

  4. atomixandie

    Such a quick and easy sew which includes beautiful finishes! The pockets are a big hit for both hands and treasures and very roomy. We’ve had a number of compliments on them already. An easy favourite!

  5. becky.a.petty (verified owner)

    These shorts are perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a no fuss pattern that absolutely works. My kiddo loves the pockets too.

  6. kristiemonbaker (verified owner)

    These shorts are such a quick, but great looking sew! I’ve made them for my daughter and two sons, and they’re perfect, every day play shorts. Great pattern, thank you!

  7. erin28casey (verified owner)

    Amazing!!! I love how easy and quick these shorts are. And I love that I can sew for both my daughter and my son!! These will definitely be a summer staple in their wardrobe.

  8. rachelslimmon

    The perfect pattern for beginners or to help find your sewjo. A quick and satisfying sew that comes with BTK’s signature instructions – Fabulous and helpful. This unisex pattern will quickly become a staple to your spring/summer wardrobe!

  9. Emma Salis (verified owner)

    Great pattern! Very quick and easy to sew and look great too! I will definitely be sewing more of these, I have sewn a pair for my son but my two daughters will be wanting some next 🙂

  10. lizzyj_m (verified owner)

    This is such a satisfying sew! I found it quick and easy, with clear, simple directions. Next time I’ll be adding trim following the bonus instructions. Thank you for a great pattern!

  11. jacree31 (verified owner)

    Nice and roomy shorts for playing or sleeping! The instructions were helpful and clear, and I appreciated the pocket option. 🙂 Great buy!

  12. Deborah Feldman (verified owner)

    These shorts were a great pleasure to cut and sew. Quick with genius pockets that sit beautifully and were incredibly easy to put in.

  13. kylie.rick (verified owner)

    An awesome pattern, quick, no fuss and a great finish. I’ll be making heaps of these this summer!

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