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Surf's Up Board Shorts


    Get ready to hit the beach with the Surf's Up Board Shorts! The perfect swimsuit for babies to big kids. Quick to sew and a summer essential. The Surf's Up Board Shorts feature side pocket with flap closure, faux fly, optional lining, pieced waistband, and an elastic waist with faux or functional drawstring for a perfect fit every time. The Surf's Up also make a great pair of shorts for everyday wear. Check the Ultimate Swimsuit Fabric Shopping Guide for help finding the perfect fabric for your project :)

    PDF Sewing Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting. 

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    18 mos. 


    An instant download link will be sent to your email as soon as payment is completed. Save the PDF to your computer and print off as many times as you like.

    You may sell board shorts made with this pattern. You may not resell, copy, or redistribute this pattern in any form.

    Board Short fabric courtesy of The Fabric Fairy

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    1. CA Board Shorts!  star rating

      Posted by Sandy J on 15th Jul 2015

      I made these for my 3 year old nephew and they turned out great! The pattern was easy to follow and I really like the style. I used board short material, a first for me. Very nice!

    2. Perfect beach shorts!  star rating

      Posted by Amber on 24th Jun 2015

      I made a pair for my son who is too tall and skinny for store bought shorts. I made a size 6 without the lining and they fit perfect. I left the lining out because when we come to the beach sand always gets stuck in the lining and he gets rubbed raw. He has worn them to the pool and beach says they are great because they feel like nothing is on. He wore them to the beach was buried in the sand, building castles and laying in the surf and they never slid down and sand never rubbed him.

    3. Adorable!  star rating

      Posted by Pam on 24th May 2015

      I love these shorts! I'm a very new beginner and managed to sew these up fairly easily. It forced me to learn how to use my buttonhole foot which is a good thing (and so darn easy). I will make more of these for sure. It was fun!

    4. Great pattern  star rating

      Posted by Claire on 10th May 2015

      Made a pair of these for my 3 year old, and the fit was great!
      Clear instructions. Struggled with the band- but that's probably just me! Might just add the band onto the front / back next time and fold over (using same fabric of course!)
      Making pairs for my 6 and 9 yr olds next!

    5. Download problems  star rating

      Posted by Chris on 1st Oct 2014

      Ordered this via my Tablet and haven't be able to download pattern to print off (tried via Tablet and P.C.)

    6. Simple, but cute!  star rating

      Posted by Juanita Franke on 7th Aug 2014

      Another winner! I sewed up two of these in a morning--they were that easy. And the boys have loved wearing them to the beach and the pool.

    7. Great Tutorial & Easy to follow!  star rating

      Posted by Alicia Lowe on 6th Jun 2014

      Made my first pair last night and loved them! The fabric can be a little tricky to sew with, but once you get a feel it’s great. The pattern is easy to follow and the fit afterwards is wonderful. Many options to add detail to make them your own. I made the ‘pocket’ functional and love them even more. I see many more in my future and about 2/3 the cost of purchasing in stores! LOVE!

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