Jules — Pleated Shorts Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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If you are looking for a pair of versatile and comfortable shorts to lounge around on that sunny beach amongst exotic lands, this could be just what you need. Our pleated shorts feature lots of pockets (two deep side pockets and two patch pockets at the back), elasticated back, relaxed fit and some crisp pleating at the front.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: No
Instructions: No

Qty: Digital Download

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Customer Questions and Answers


Hi, i've entered your blog but can't found jules short tutorial... please help me

tiffani • January 23, 2023
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Here is the link: blog.fabrics-store.com/2018/10/30/jules-pleated-shorts-tutorial/

Lauren • January 23, 2023

Where do I find step by step directions?

Debra • September 19, 2022
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You can find all tutorials for our free patterns on our Blog. Please visit blog.fabrics-store.com and search for your pattern by name in the search box.

Lauren • September 19, 2022
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Great as shorts or pants

I made these, first as shorts. Actually I dont like shorts, but these were long enough that they didnt bother me too much. But then I extended these into pants and omg they are my favorite pants. I used a mid-weight linen and I could just live in them. They are dressy enough to wear to work, but loose enough with the elastic waist that they can just as easily be house pants or pajamas. Super easy sew, since its just a half elastic waist, no buttons or zippers. Def try making these as shorts or pants! I need to make a few more pairs of these!

J • October 14, 2023
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Fantastic Shorts

I'm not a fan of myself in shorts, but was looking for a pattern and came across these. To put it simply I love them. The sizing is accurate and they were so easy to make I made two pairs in a day (one in linen, one in denim). I left off the rear pockets, as I know they wouldn't have been flattering for my figure, and on one pair I messed the pockets up and somehow attached them inside out. But that was the denim pair and I luckily the contrast looks intentional. I'm going to try one of the dress patterns next.

Josie • July 22, 2023
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Emily profile image You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

After conquering the Agustina top, I made these Jules shorts. I've sewn for over 50 years using conventional patterns, andI had to reset my 78 year-old brain to be able to assemble the patterns and learn new techniques. It's been a challenge, but I love both Agustina and Jules....perfect for comfy and casual wear. I also appreciate all of the excellent support! I

Emily • August 15, 2022
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The legs on this pattern were much wider than they appeared in the photos. And they came out looking too baggy. Luckily I made them up in a muslin first..

Lynn • May 11, 2021
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Perfect Shorts

Love these shorts. Easy to follow pattern, and great fit. Made in Natural IL019, and they are perfect.

Nancy • October 19, 2020
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I love the Jules pattern and your detailed instructions. Knowing from the other reviewers that the pattern has plenty of room i decided to make French seams without adding any seam allowance. I also made the shorts a bit longer and the waist band wider to make them more city style.

Kristina • April 8, 2023

I widened and lengthened the legs on this pattern to make some comfy linen pants. They're 3/4 length and super comfortable. I made these in the IL019 middleweight linen. I'm definitely going to be making more!

Lauren • March 3, 2021

This is the size and yardage chart that's on page 4 of the pattern PDF for the pleated shorts

Oksana • June 17, 2020
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