Cargo Pants

Every outdoor adventurer needs a pair of pants with cargo pockets. Where else can one hide all their little treasures? Here, Alicia Welcher will show you how to add a cargo pocket to any pants pattern. This is great to make for a boy who’s outgrowing the “cutesy” stuff. Just remember to check the pockets before you do laundry!

Note: The pattern and instructions for the pants and shirt (size 2-6) along with the alligator machine embroidery design shown here can all be downloaded from It is listed as “Creating Cargo Pants” on the Autumn 2017 downloads webpage.

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By Alicia Welcher


  • General sewing supplies

  • Fabrics from Fabric Finders, Inc.

  • Thread to match fabric

  • Embroidery thread

  • Embroidery design downloaded from