Shin swim trunks: Cutting Instructions

  • Cut 2 backs with good sides together
  • Cut 4 fronts 2 x 2 with good sides together
  • Cut 1 waistband


  • To save paper, the waistband is not completely printed on the pattern since it’s just a long rectangle. So look for the length indicator, and cut out a rectangle of that size.
  • The hem allowance is double the standard seam allowance.

Shin is a very simply pattern, and consists of two main parts plus the waistband.

Below is a typical draft layout:

A typical Shin draft


The pattern notation guide explains all the different markings and lines on your draft.