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Belted Cargo Pants Pattern (Win this pattern!)

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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.

It is so hard to find good stuff to sew for boys. Definitely need to add this super easy Belted Cargo Pattern to the to do list!

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. 

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Belted Cargo Pants from Seamingly Smitten

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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  1. Kimberly Lewis says:

    They turned out great! What a handsome boy. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  2. Charlotte says:

    Lots of cute patterns, but I think my favorite is the Lesley Flutter Top. I like the size ranges, too!

  3. Oh the Esplanade Coat for Women

  4. It is hard to find good boy patterns! I'm always looking for more.

  5. LOVE your Son's Cargos. My Lil'Man needs a few more pair & I've been eyeing the SS pattern! As for a new SS pattern to purchase…I think I may have them all…except the faux fur vest! I want that one for this Winter! (:

  6. I'd love to try the women's shorts! 🙂 Love the pants you made! Just really wish they would go to a bigger size to fit my older son.

  7. Pinning this for the cargo pants. My husband (who I've been teaching to sew!) will be excited to try them out for one of our sons.

  8. Etcetorize says:

    I like the Magnolia Street Wrap Dress (for myself).

  9. I love that hooded cape pattern.

  10. vernagrace says:

    My grandson would like the cargo pants.

  11. Elisabetta says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    I would like the raglan sleeve top

  12. Elisabetta says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    I would like to try the raglan sleeve top

  13. Kerrie Erb says:

    The Esplanade coat for women is really nice!!
    Thanks for the give-a-way!!

  14. Cheryl Rose says:

    i would like to sew the A-line dress

  15. Isabel.A. says:

    The maddie peplum top.

  16. I like the The Lesley Flutter Top for Women. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    1. I've made that Flutter top, it's a good one!

  17. Sara Speight says:

    These pants will be perfect for my nephew! Elastic waists are all he wears.

  18. I think my daughter would love the Carrollton Avenue Dress