The Tio Trousers are a relaxed fit trouser for boys and girls with an elastic waist band.
The tapered and wide variations are tasteful in their style lines. They are not dramatic, but are perfectly on trend and wearable for little legs.
Tio is the Māori name for oyster. Pronounce tio like “Te-orh” in English.
We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.
- Instant PDF digital download
- Children’s sizes 1-10 / tween 8-14
- Tapered or Wide variations
- 2 leg lengths – full and 3/4
- Inseam pockets
- Waist Pockets
- Exposed Waist Pockets
- Back Pockets
- Bonus paper bag waist & faux draw string included in the pattern and tutorial
- Elastic waist band for comfortable fit
- PDF Includes: A4 / Letter format to print at home, A0 copy shop version, and specialty Projector File
- Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create these trousers
Beginner friendly sewing pattern. Includes a comprehensive tutorial to hold your hand through sewing this garment.
This garment is for all seasons. Look for cottons, linens, flannels, corduroy, velvets etc.
Fit and Fabric:
This pattern has been created using Standard UK Measurements. The sizing might seem different to what you usually buy in stores. Therefore, use the size the chart says you are to fit the chest, and if required, lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed.
A “Learn: Pattern Adjustment” section is included to help you customise your fit should you need it.
The finished garment will fit a child’s high hip (just below the belly button) securely with lots of room for growth. Little Sizes have room for cloth nappies included!
Additional Notions Required:
- Co-ordinating sewing thread.
- 25mm (1”) wide non-roll elastic
- Small piece of ribbon or twill tape to create back tag
- Faux Drawsting (optional) 50cm (20”) length of 13mm (1/3”) twill tape, or as desired.
What You Get When You Purchase:
Digital file emailed and stored in your Below the Kōwhai account for future use. Includes files for pattern to print at home, A0 copy shop pattern, specialty projector file, and instructions.
These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access them 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.
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 that can be saved to your computer. Therefore, 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, and you have used a 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.
So, what are you waiting for? Create your own Tio Trousers with this pattern and show off your creations!
This sewing pattern is by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewists and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook VIP Community to show us a photo of your finished Tio Trousers!