Adult Surf Shorts


The surf shorts are an awesome pattern for chilling at the beach, swimming, or even for a nice dinner! Though you can use any knit or woven fabrics (with a few small adjustments for woven), this pattern was designed with stretch boardshort or woven in mind. With a faux fly and working pockets, these shorts are a perfect grab for almost any occasion! 

The adult version of these shorts is a little less slim fitting than the kids version. Please read through the instructions, check measurements, grade as needed and make a muslin before cutting your good fabric! Available in sizes XXS-5X based on men's size chart. 

Options :
  • 4, 6 or 8" inseam
  • Faux fly
  • Pockets (front and back)
  • hemmed or bound with bias tape with a curved side

Pattern Type:
PDF - Letter, A0, Projector

Includes Layered Pattern, Fabric/Notion Requirements, and Pictured Instructions

Skill Level:
Beginner - Anyone with a machine can make these! 

Sizes & Fabric Quantity:
XXS - S : 1 yard /1 meter
M - XL : 1 1/4 yards /1.25 meters
XXL - 5XL :  1.5 yards/ 1.5 meters


  • Stretch Boardshort or Stretch Woven - my favorite fabric to use for this pattern
    is stretch boardshort fabric (when swimming). Stretch woven works great
    for every day shorts and depending on the contents could work for swimming
    as well.
    Another option is non stretch boardshort or regular woven but if you use non
    stretch, I highly recommend adding an extra 1/4” (.6cm) to the pattern pieces
    and then use a 3/8” (1cm) seam allowance while sewing. See page 8 of the instructions for more details!
  • Drawstring - optional
  • Interfacing - optional (for working drawstring)
  • Elastic - 2” 


Additional Sizes Examples and Pictures: click HERE

Additional Details:
Once payment has gone through you will be able to download your files immediately! You will also receive both a confirmation email and an email with a link to download your files. The confirmation email will give you the option to view your order where you can download your files. Lots of options! Be sure to check your promotions/spam/junk folders if the email with the file links doesn't come to your inbox.

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Women's Size Chart


Mens Size Chart

Kids - Shorts/Tops/Dresses

Kids Shorts/Tops/Dresses Size Chart

Kids - Pants

Kids Pants Size Chart

Kids - Rompers/One piece swimsuits

size chart rompers


Lowland Kids Youth size chart


How do I receive my pattern? 
Right after purchasing, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you can download the files. You will also receive an email with a link to download your files. You can always log back in and see your files. 

It will come in .zip format so it's best to download and save it somewhere on your desktop! 

What kind of machine do I need to sew your patterns? 
A sewing machine is a must. If you are really wanting to get into making clothing though, I HIGHLY suggest getting a serger. Sergers make everything easier and cleaner. They also sew with knits a lot better than regular sewing machines! 

I also own a coverstitch machine which has been a game changer. It's definitely not necessary but it is an amazing machine to have if you want your clothes to have a professional finish. 

Can I sell clothes I make from your patterns?
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Can I share patterns I buy?
No. We spend a lot of time and effort on each of our patterns and instructions. If people are interested in using Lowland Kids patterns you've acquired, please direct them to our website.

How Do I know what size to print? 
Once you download the pattern, open up the instructions and there is a sizing chart that will help you decide which size to print! If your kiddo is in between sizes you can always take the width of one size and length of another. 

Can a beginner sew your patterns?
Yes! We have patterns for beginners and experienced sewists alike. In the description of each pattern there will be a level of difficulty and it's up to you to decide!

Do you support Layers?
YES! Each pattern has layers incorporated so you can just deselect any sizes you don't want to print!