Your boy is going to love these comfy swim shorts!  Jonathan’s features a stretch waistband with optional drawstring, and side pockets with vent holes and Velcro flaps. As an option, the shorts are fully lined (not the annoying brief-style lining you find in store-bought suits) for extra comfort!  It is recommended to use board short fabric for the exterior and soft athletic mesh or stretch swim fabric for the lining. Both are easy to find and so much fun! Jonathan’s swim shorts are bound to be a staple for your boy this summer!


Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*


 Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes Newborn to 18/24m and 2T to 14 kids. 
  • A 23-page and a 30-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.  
  • Two 1-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included. 
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! We now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces.  
 Please note that PDF patterns differ from traditional sewing patterns, and not all PDF designers have the same style. We prefer to give measurements for simple rectangles instead of rectangular pattern pieces to save your time, paper, ink, and tape. You will only receive pattern pieces for curved portions of the garment, and you will follow the cutting chart for the remaining pieces. 
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Jonathan's Swim Shorts Sizes NB to 14 Kids PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Heather Roulston on 2nd Sep 2016

how easy!

Quick and easy and the boys love having shorts none of their friends already have!

Written by Rmenda Crane on 3rd Nov 2015

Great swim short pattern

I bought to make swim shorts for a customer. Finding mesh lining is a bit of challenge but those mesh laundry bags are PERFECT for toddler sizes for the lining . It was a very fast and easy sew.

Written by Melinda Tauler on 19th Mar 2015


I love it when I can find a pattern for my boys that I like to sew and they like to wear. This one fits the bill!