Finding projects to sew for boys can be challenging, especially as they get older! I just love it when I can find something to sew for my little guy that he will like and wear.
You definitely can’t go wrong with a pair of cargo’s! I found this Belted Cargo Pattern from Seamingly Smitten and wanted to give it a sew!
I love the final result and he likes the pants as well. They have an elastic waist, which everyone prefers. Easier for me to sew and easy on/off for my son.
I made a couple of changes/adjustments to the Cargos for a more custom fit. I sewed a size 8 waist/size 10 length, narrow leg version. I did find the width of the leg bottom to be a little wide for my taste. Bottom leg width probably does not make a big difference on the smaller sizes, but on my tall skinny son, it did. I compared the finished belted cargos to his favorite style cargo pants we get at Crazy 8. There was a bit of difference, so I just traced the Crazy 8 pant bottom shape directly on the cargo’s and re-sewed the inner seam.
I also noticed on most of my son’s pants, the front waist was slightly lower than the back, so I trimmed about an inch (at the center) from the top of the pant.
They really turned out great! I can’t wait to sew a few more pairs in some cool boyish corduroy and camo.
Would you like to win a copy of this pattern to sew? I asked Jenny (from Seamingly smitten) if she would donate a pattern for me to giveaway on the blog. She said yes! Yea!
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.