Searching For Board Shorts Sewing Patterns? Look No Further!

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If you've been thinking . . . board shorts are just for the males in your life, think again!

Nellie Joans new microfibre fabric is just so stunning, I'm betting if you're like me, you'd like to make some summer fun shorts for yourself.

And because I've had a few questions along the lines of - do you know of a good board shorts pattern . . . I thought I'd save you some time searching, leaving you more time for sewing!

Here's what I've found. Have a read below to check them out, there's bound to be something to suit every member of your family.

1. Adult Straight Fit Boardshorts 

This pattern from Ellie and Mac features boardshorts with cargo pocket options, shorts mid-thigh, low-thigh, and knee-length styles with slashed pockets. 


2. Jalie 2678 Board Shorts


Jalie's sewing pattern for board shorts for men and boys features:

  • Tie-waist and velcro fly
  • Contrast side panels
  • Pocket key sewn to the facing at waist

and includes 27 sizes! A versatile one for the whole family.


3. Long Beach Mens Board Shorts

Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop has the Long Beach Board Shorts Pattern which features a contrast waistband with a flat front and elastic back, velcro fly with drawstring closure, optional sunglasses loop, side pocket with zipper closure, and an optional lining. 


4. Solana Board Shorts

Greenstyle Patterns has the Solana Board Shorts which includes 4 length options and a full functioning fly with ties They also have a tutorial for step by step instructions and tips!


5. Women's Boardshorts

From 5 Out Of 4 Patterns we have these Women’s Boardshorts intended for microfibre material (which is exactly what our board shorts kits include!) They have a back yoke to help mold the fabric to your body’s contours and are a relaxed fit pattern with a low rise. Features a velcro fly, 4 inseam lengths and a comprehensive fitting guide. This looks to be a great one if you have a more curvy figure.


6. Women's Copenhagen Harbor Boardshorts

These boardshorts from Stich Upon A Time can be made with any medium to heavy weight woven fabric. They are a pull-on design with flat front and elastic back waistband. Designed to fit slim in the front but looser in the back, these are the ultimate comfort shorts!


7. Free Womens Board Shorts Sewing Pattern

Life Sew Savory has made this board shorts sewing pattern based on her free PJ/Lounge pants pattern which she links to in her post which I've linked here. She also has a video tutorial which may be helpful to some of you.


So there we have a varied range of patterns for you to choose something for yourself and the rest of your family.

And you need look no further than our Board Shorts kits which include everything you'll need to make some fabulous summer shorts. We have two different kits to choose from, as pictured below.


Click on the photos to take you straight to the kit details to ensure you have the correct amounts for the pattern you choose and enjoy fun, sunshine filled summer vibes in your new board shorts!


I can't wait to see what pattern you choose. Don't forget to tag us @nellijoans or #nelliejoans when you sew up some board shorts from our kits, so we can see and share what you've made to inspire our online audience.

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