Simplicity 1367 or 0563

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Hello again.  Hard to believe, but it’s time for another review!  Today I bring you Simplicity 1367 (also listed as Simplicity 0563).

Simplicity patterns, diy running shorts, exercise pants.

Arm courtesy of not cropping.


Non-union fingers.

I was and am incredibly excited about this pattern.  These are the exercise pants I wanted.

Why’d I make this?

  • I needed exercise shorts
  • I wanted to practice working with knit and woven fabric on one garment


  • easiest commercial garment pattern I’ve ever done
  • fun to sew
  • the yoga waist doesn’t dig into my…fat curves
  • these are a great stepping stone from pajamas to something you wear in public


  • gapping back
  • they’re crazy short–not your grandma’s shorts
  • ease is a crazy 4 inches


  • get creative with your fabric
  • go down a size
  • get a “strong knit” because that band holds up your pants–nothing skimpy
  • sometimes Jo-Ann’s patterns should be on sale but aren’t–> check for a “sister listing” under a different number

Some things come in threes (oh, this is pre-hemming):

Simplicity 1367 0563 diy exercise shorts diy yoga waist


Simplicity 1367 0563 diy exercise shorts diy yoga waist


Simplicity 1367 0563 diy exercise shorts diy yoga waist


Overall highly recommended

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Does anyone know why there are two different pattern numbers sometimes?


*The video (with improved sound) is now below.

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2 Responses to Simplicity 1367 or 0563

  1. Nakisha says:

    The numbers that start with a 0 are sent early as display patterns. It’s annoying. Annoying!! 🙂

    I just picked up this pattern at the last sale and have orange basket weave cotton for the shorts.

    We are becoming pattern twins!!

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