Sew Boy Shorts With Cargo Pocket

2 compartment cargo pocket with snap buttons

2 compartment cargo pocket with snap buttons

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This is the 4th shorts I sewed for my kids and it will be the last one until I sew this shorts pattern again from my old blouse. Though, I still have some new ideas in making them a little different with some re-styling from the basic pattern, but, I have to make a temporary halt and proceed with my other crafts. Well, it won’t be too long for me to sew them again :)

This cargo pocket boy shorts has the same basic sewing pattern of my recent published toddler jersey shorts (for 3 year old) and kid shorts (for 6 – 8 year old), the different is… just add a cargo pocket on it. Since this shorts is using fabric recycled from my old long sleeve blouse, I utilized one of the sleeve’s cuffs to sew the cargo pocket. It is a straight corners cuff and not the normal rounded corner cuff, you can adapt this method for the rounded type just that the height and the corner will look different.

Get the sewing tutorial on how to add a cargo pocket to shorts after this jump.

cargo pocket toddler shorts pattern

{CLICK HERE to get pattern & tutorial of Boy Shorts With Cargo Pocket.}

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  1. Love the pocket variation!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-cargo-pocket-shorts-for-kids-or-toddlers/2011/07/17/

    –Anne

  2. Thanks for this tutorial…

    I loved it so much I have featured it on my blog.
    You can see it here….
    http://allysonadeney.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/handmade-gift-ideas-with-tutorials-kids-little-boys-little-girls/
    … if you like.
    Thanks for taking the time to put it together and for sharing it with blogland.
    Ally on harrysdesk

  3. Thanks for this tutorial. I guess just double the measurements for adult size shorts?

  4. Hi,
    I have just found this tutorial but don’t want to keep it open as it has some music that just keeps going and going, the same line over and over and over again, to the point my husband asked me to close the page before I could even read through it…
    If there is anything you can do PLEASE I really want to read this tutorial.

  5. Would have love to get the pattern for the shorts. But I spent an hour push buttons that said it would down load and nothing….what a waste of time….

    • I am sorry to hear this, Maryann. The basic pdf patterns are at another tutorial, please choose the right size (3 years old or 6-8 years old). I have checked that I have no problem to open all the pdf by using Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers. If you are using Internet Explorer, it could have the problem you mentioned as IE browser is slow for big files. Please try again, and let me know if the problem persist. I will get technical stuff to check on the root cause.
      Thank you for the feedback.

  6. Hi, i found out about your blog recently and kept returning to find more stuffs. your blog is so inspiring especially this tutorial, makes me want to grab a sewing machine right away after this month’s pay day. btw, what type of sewing machine that u use?

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