The Erinus Shorts - Free Sewing Pattern

Posted on January 4, 2018 by Lee Norris

Whether you're making them to pair with The Emilia Bra, or you're just having trouble finding excellent exercise apparel, The Erinus Shorts are the perfect way to personalize and update your workout wardrobe. Their high waist means comfort and wearability, while their paneled design busts color palette options wide open. Keep them reserved and simple, or add a pop of color and personality with one of our printed tricots!

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Pattern includes a 1/2″ seam allowance unless otherwise stated.


Begin by sewing your side panel to the front and back panels. The curve of the side will point toward the back of the shorts, like you see above.

If you're serger-less like me, a zig-zag stitch will work best. I chose to go with French seams for this, which isn't 100% necessary since tricots don't typically fray. However, if you decide to go the same route, I recommend adding an 1/8" or so to your seam allowance just to be safe.

Attach each of your pant legs to each other by matching up the front rises and back rises respectively.

Insert the gusset to attach the front and back of your garment at the inseam. Your project should start looking like shorts now! Here is where you can try them on and check your fit; your shorts may be a little lose around the waist before you add your waistband, but be sure they're not baggy or too long.

Lastly, add your waistband and hem the bottom of your shorts, again using a zig-zag stitch. As an optional detail, I gave the waistband a mesh overlay to match the Emilia bra that I made for my coworker!

Will you be trying these out? I'd love to hear which fabrics you'll be using. Tell me in the comments!

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