A straightforward but utterly ideal child shorts pattern is the Shoreline Shorts. There are two length options, a waistband with elastic, and optional pockets. French terry or sweatshirt fleece are examples of medium weight knit fabrics for which the pattern is intended.
A regular sewing machine is all you need for all options, but an overlocker or serger can be used for many steps.
Recommended Fabric: Medium weight knit fabrics are required, ideally with at least 50% stretch eg. cotton/Lycra French terry, sweatshirt fleece etc. Cotton/Lycra jersey can also be used but the fit will be a little more relaxed. Fabric with 4-way stretch is best but fabric with 2-way stretch can be used.
Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files.