Pants, Pants and flat front POCKETs

Been waiting for those mustard plaid pocket pants? Okay, I know your life revolves around more than silly flat front pants pockets. But since you guys left great feedback on them….here they are! I’ll be showing how to make flat front POCKETS to go with any of your pants.
But first, let’s just “talk pants“.

I love making them for my little guy. I’m not talking the complicated type (remember the Jeans post? Just pay for those). But for hanging out, going to church, or an evening at the beach, I love making stuff like THIS:
Made from Linen, they have a simple gathered waist band and cargo pockets on the side (taken from a Man’s dress shirt):
These simple pants first started as Knee Pad Pants and can be seen in the Tutorial HERE:
Next I tried PANTS with a flat front, gathered back, and the flat front pockets that I’m sharing with you today:

I made a version with a drawstring and Pockets seen HERE:
and with a Buttoned Cuff HERE:
And now we’re trying out this rockin 70s version. The perfect companion to the Rust-Brown Sweater Vest:
Okay, now that you’re versed in Pants, let’s talk about what pants YOU’d like to make.
To help assist you, I’ve gathered tutorials from my site and others. So…..ready to go?

Let’s make PANTS!

1. Simple gathered pants. Try out the Knee Pad Pants Tutorial:
2. Add POCKETs to the front. Try out the Flat Front Pants POCKETS Tutorial:
3. A Flat Front look. Try out the Slim Slacks Tutorial from This Mama Makes Stuff:
4. A Faux Zippered Fly. Try out the Faux Fly and Pocket Tutorial from Handmade Con Amor (Claudia created this tutorial especially for BOY month! Thanks Claudia):
And of course if you’d like the entire ensemble, pair it up with a simple Sweater Vest:
Let your pants-makin-mind run wild. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Make sure you add your photos to the You MADE it Flickr group.

  1. 1) tRUDIE

    i cant seem to find this pattern. keeps saying page not found

  2. 2) EM

    I can’t find the pattern either. Came here from allfreesewing through a dead link. Used the search, found the info but the pattern links are dead. I’ll make something up – worth a try – but I’m a beginner and was hoping for a pattern to get me started.

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