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Free sewing pattern for the “Rieke” Shorts (July only)

Shorts or a skirt? You can only actually tell the difference from the back! Today we want to sew the shorts “Rieke” from our magazine “inspiration” with you:

The pattern is available in sizes 36-46. We chose a patterned viscose fabric, which is perfect for hot summer days but still very elegant  – especially when paired with a trendy blazer in a contrasting colour.

You can download the pattern for free until July 31, 2022 in the paragraph “Download the free sewing pattern for the “Rieke” shorts (July only)”. As always, you’ll have to be quick because each pattern is only available for free download in the month stated.

Shorts nähen

Missed the free download?

Are you too late, but you still really want to sew the shorts? You can buy the pattern in the “inspiration” online shop at the following link:

https://www.bernina.com/shorts-rieke


Sewing the shorts “Rieke”

Hosenrock nähen

The wide pleat in the front ensures a comfortable width and follows your every move.

Nahtverdeckter Reissverschluss

The in-seam zip was inserted invisibly into the left side seam with the Invisible-zipper foot # 35. The graphic print emphasizes the modern style and makes the shorts a special eye-catcher.

Image of Invisible Zipper Foot #35.

Invisible Zipper Foot #35

Sewing in invisible zippers of all sizes ✓  The zippers are virtually invisible ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

Learn more

Short mit grafischem Print

Take a look at the magazine…

The pattern and sewing instructions for the “Rieke” shorts appeared in the inspiration Magazine 62, featuring many inspiring projects for summer: an airy summer dress as shown below, a classy white blouse with buttons in the back, summer clothes for kids and many more. 

Unfortunately, the issue 62 is now out of print. Maybe you are lucky and find it in a local sewing store! You can still buy some of the patterns and other issues of the inspiration Magazine online or have them conveniently delivered to your home. 

Download the free sewing pattern for the “Rieke” shorts (July 2022 only)

You can download the free sewing pattern for the “Rieke” shorts at the following link: 

www.bernina.com/inspiration-freebie

The link takes you to the BERNINA website. The pattern is available for free download during the month of July once you register for the BERNINA inspiration newsletter. 

Unzip the zip file containing the pattern

After downloading, you will have a zip file. In the extracted folder you will find:

  • Sewing instructions with information on materials, cutting out and sewing
  • A pattern in A4 format. You can print this out on your regular printer at home and stick the sheets together. Make sure you print out the pattern using the “original size” setting. Check the test square to make sure the pattern has been printed out in the correct size.

Please note that clicking the download button will automatically download the zip file to your computer. You will have to unzip it to access the PDF pattern. In Windows, you do this by right clicking on the file and clicking on the menu item “Extract all”. On a Mac, you can unzip zip files by double clicking the left mouse button.

Downloaded files are generally automatically put into the downloads folder, but this depends on the operating system, the device used and your local settings. If you download the file on your smartphone and cannot find the file or cannot unzip it, please try using a desktop computer.

Do you want to sew the shorts, but missed the download?

Would you like to sew the shorts, but July 2022 is already over? No problem! You can order the pattern from the shop, download and print it or have it delivered to your home. Simply click on the following link:

www.bernina.com/shorts-rieke

We wish you lots of fun and success with your sewing!

Best wishes,
Ramona

Free sewing pattern & instructions: „Rieke“ shorts

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  • Christine Perkins

    It is 23 July, so still in time to download the free shorts/skirt pattern but can’t see where to click for the free download.  Not much of July left somy enquiry is quite urgent!  Christine in UK

  • Jude Anesbury

    Hi folks its still July in Australia but it wasn’t the Jeep charging me $9+ us there a code I’ve missed many thanks for your time jude 

    • ramonawirth

      Dear Jude,
      I think you clicked on the wrong link – we always add the link to the shop for everyone who missed the month and would still like to sew this project. If you click on the link which is further down in the article: http://www.bernina.com/inspiration-freebie
      You will be forwarded to the BERNINA website. There you have two options:
      1. Register for the Newsletter by clicking the “Register and Download for free” Enter your e-mail adress and register. A confirmation email will be sent, and after confirming your registration, it should take you to the download website for the pattern. If you already registered and the registration is complete, then the website will realize this and forward you directly to the download.

      2. You can also download the pattern directly by clicking the little text underneath the “Register and Download for free” button.

      If both of these options do not work for you, let me know and I will check what went wrong in the registration and will send you the patttern directly.

      Kind regards, Ramona from BERNINA International

  • Sally Acomb

    I am already registered on the site but cannot find anywhere to push a download button for the shorts pattern.

    • ramonawirth

      Dear Sally,
      If you click on the link in the article: http://www.bernina.com/inspiration-freebie
      You will be forwarded to the BERNINA website. There you have two options:
      1. Register for the Newsletter by clicking the “Register and Download for free” Enter your e-mail adress and register. A confirmation email will be sent, and after confirming your registration, it should take you to the download website for the pattern. If you already registered and the registration is complete, then the website will realize this and forward you directly to the download.

      2. You can also download the pattern directly by clicking the little text underneath the “Register and Download for free” button.

      If both of these options do not work for you, let me know and I will check what went wrong in the registration and will send you the patttern directly.

      Kind regards, Ramona from BERNINA International

  • Bethany Stanger

    I wonder if I could lengthen these to knee length and have it still look like a front box pleated skirt. I’m particularly modest with my legs and prefer not to show above the knee unless I’m swimming. 

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