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Over The Rainbow: Summer Shorts


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The perfect child’s shorts sewing pattern. Make these for your little boy or girl for glorious summer days on the beach or in the garden.

These Shorts are great for Sensory Kids.

This Digital Download Sewing Pattern PDF is designed to be made using a lightweight cotton or cotton polyester fabric. You could also use a medium jersey or preowned fabrics – cut up an old Hawaiian shirt or summer dress.

The unisex shorts are great for all children but especially for children with sensory issues who often don’t like the feeling of seams or labels. All my sewing patterns are created with external seams so that the inside is smooth.

There is an optional hanging pocket which can be featured on the outside OR hidden on the inside.

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Features for your Sensory Child

  • The seams are worked on the outside so that the inside is smooth and has no scratchy itchy seam allowances or labels.
  • The contrast tab at the front helps children work out which way round to put the shorts on – so there should be no ‘back to front’ moments.
  • The pocket has a hidden ribbon tab to attach precious items.
  • Make these in recycled fabric (dad or mum’s old shirt or a charity/thrift shop find), to avoid the use of stiff new fabrics and also save the planet.

Skill Level

Experienced: this pattern is suitable for those who have made a number of different projects.

For more details click on the ‘Details’ and ‘Tech Specs’ tabs.


The pattern has 8 sizes. 3(4,5,6,7,8,9,10) years
To fit waist: 50(51,53,55,56,57,58,60) cm.
Length from waist to hem (measured at the side): 23.5(24.5,26.75,28.25,29.75,31.5,32.75,34.25) cm.


All Sizes: Any cotton / poly cotton fabric 112 cm (44 ins) wide x 40 cm for MAIN COLOUR and 70 cm for CONTRAST COLOUR.

You can also use medium weight jersey fabric, swim shorts fabric , or any pre-owned fabric/garments.

You will also need 51(52,54,56,57,58,59,61) x 3 cm wide soft elastic, matching (main colour) sewing thread and a small peice of ribbon (optional)

You will receive a zipped file containing 3 PDF files: The Pattern on A4/US Letter Size Paper, The Instructions on A4/US Letter Size Paper, The Pattern on A1 size Paper for Copyshop printing.

I suggest that you follow the instructions from your PC/Mob rather than printing them out. Not only will you save ink/paper and the planet but you will be able to see the pictures more clearly – and you will be able to enlarge them for more clarity.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the pattern files.

A1/A0 pattern can be printed (in the UK) HERE


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