Tutorial: Cargo Pants Pockets – 4 Different Ways! (Part 2 of 4)
This tutorial is part two in a series of four that shows how to make 4 different kinds of cargo pockets to add to pants. This handy how-to was contributed to Sewing Mamas by Monica (Mnemonics on the forum).
To add these pockets to pants, sew the outer leg seam of the pants pocket and then sew the pocket in place on the side. Sew the inner leg seam after the pocket is attached. For each pocket, the starting fabric size is given, but feel free to adjust the size to your liking for the pants you are making.
Four Different Cargo Pockets – Pocket Two: A Pleat Is Sweet and Neat
I cut the fabric for this pocket at 7 1/2 ” x 10″
Turn the fabric wrong side up
Fold it in half
Measure how deep you want your pleat to be & mark – I measured 2 inches from the folded end of the fabric.
Stitch about 3/4- 1″ at the top and bottom where you marked. (Stitched in white here.)
Open out the fabric ends…
Form the pleat at the center
Top view of the pleat:
You can stitch the edges of the pleat if you desire – I have stitched it to make it more visible for the sew-along
The rest of the steps are similar to Cargo pocket 1 – Fold the top end under & sew. Fold under the other 3 edges. Iron. Place the pocket in the desired place on the pants and sew it in place.
Your Pleated Cargo Pocket is now done!