Gus + Steel

Swim Shorts

$8 USD

Our Swim Shorts have a relaxed fit, functional drawstring, back pocket with drain hole and tons of style and comfort. We call these swim shorts, but they work well for every day shorts with a light to medium weight woven fabric or structured french terry. 


  • Functional Drawstring
  • Faux Fly
  • Front Pockets 
  • Back Pocket
  • Hemmed 


  • 0/3-10/11

Fabric Recommendations:

  • Woven or stretch woven such as boardshort fabric + swim mesh for the optional lining.  These work well for non swim shorts with any woven fabric. 

    0/3-5T: ½ yard of woven fabric

    6/7-10/11: ¾ yard yard of woven fabric

    All sizes: ½ yard of swim mesh for optional lining

Fabric Requirements: 

  • 0/3 - 5T: 1/2 yard
  • 6/7- 10/11: 3/4 yard
  • All sizes: 1/2 yard optional liner and pockets


  • Serger/Overlocker. You can also substitute a sewing machine with the zig-zag stitch in place of the serged seam.
  • Coverstitch (optional)

Pattern Type:

  • PDF - US Letter/A4, A0, Projector
  • PDF - Detailed Instructions with images

Skill Level:

  • Advanced Beginner

Examples of Fit

*Please note that no physical products will be sent. This listing is for digital downloads of sewing patterns. Downloads will be emailed and are also available at the order confirmation screen.  Please check your spam and promotions folder.  Email any questions to customer service at

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