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Pattern Enhancement: Everest Pants Pattern by Gracious Threads

Today we have a very special guest on the blog – Stacey who blogs at From-a-box.  She tested the  Everest Pants and joined us on the One Thimble Issue 7 blog tour.  I was so impressed with her version of the Everest Pants that I asked her to join us and walk us through how she added the extra pockets!

{Pattern Enhancement: Everest Pants Pattern by Gracious Threads}

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Need more pockets on your Everest Pants? Want your pockets to fasten closed? Make them into cargo pants!

The Everest Pants is a PDF Pattern designed by Jess at Gracious Threads. The fully lined pants can be made in all kinds of fabrics. Make athletic pants with a mesh lining, snow pants from water proof nylon, and casual pants from twill or corduroy. HERE I stitched up a pants in khaki twill fabric, and HERE I stitched up pants in camouflage board short fabric enhanced with side pockets! The pants are already super stylish with pockets, paneled front legs, articulated knees, and detailed top-stitching. And to make them even more awesome, here is how you can add side pockets for a cargo style.

Supplies:

Everest Pants PDF Pattern from Gracious Threads

Fabric, enough for 2 more pockets

4 – 3/4″x1” squares sew-on hook & loop tape (Velcro or any brand)

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1 – Cut out side pocket pieces

Cut 2 pockets for the sides using pattern piece #8.

Finish the side pockets following the instructions for the back pockets.

Now you have 4 finished pocket pieces – 2 for the back pockets and 2 for the side pockets.

2 – Add hook & loop closures to pocket pieces

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On the wrong side of the back pocket, mark the center and down 3/8” on each back pocket piece. Place the rough side of the hook & loop square on the mark. Stitch close to the edges around the 4 sides of the hook & loop square.

Repeat for each of the other pocket pieces.

3 – Add hook & loop closures for back pockets

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Before Step 10…..

Mark the center and down 3/8” from the marking found on pattern piece #2 (back). Place the smooth side of the hook & loop square centered on the mark. Stitch close to the edges around the 4 sides of the hook & loop square.

Repeat for the other back pocket.

4 – Add hook & loop closures for sides of pants

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After Step 12…..

Find the location for the side pocket. You want the side pocket to be centered vertically between the bottom of the front pocket and the first dart, and centered horizontally on the center of the side seam. Mark the outside edges of the side pocket on the pants. Then mark from the side seam center down 3/8”. Place the smooth side of the hook & loop square centered on the mark. Stitch close to the edges around the 4 sides of the hook & loop square.

Repeat for the other side pocket.

5 – Attach the pockets

Following the same method as the back pockets, stitch the side pockets.

The hook & loop closures should align.

Now you have side pockets and your pockets stay closed, making these Everest Pants cargo-style!

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If you would like to see more of my stitched up goodies, visit me at From-a-Box where I blog about the clothes, bags, and some home decor made for my family and friends. There is also some cooking, and occasional family adventures. Hope you enjoy and find some inspiration!

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