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From Wardrobe By Me:

Men's size 27"-36"

Mens Cargo Shorts with pleated side pockets, back welt pockets, front fly with zipper, side pockets, six belt loops, faced waistline and back reinforcement. This traditional cargo short has a 9½” / 24 cm inseam.
The instructions also include a simple version without side pockets and back reinforcement.

Skill level 3/4

The shorts have a front zipper, and welt pockets. The techniques are fully illustrated. If you are new to welts and zippers it's only a matter of practicing a few times! Read the step by step blog post on how to install the zipper.

Fabric and notions

This pattern is designed for a bottom weight sturdy type cotton, linen, rib-stop, canvas, denim or other traditional pant weight fabric.
You may choose fabric that includes lycra, but it’s not required.


  • Front pockets
  • Side patch pockets with flaps
  • Welt pockets
  • Front fly with zipper
  • Faced waistline with belt loops
  • Optional back reinforcement
  • Step by step photo tutorial for zipper installment

Pattern includes

  • Layered options for printing only one size or all sizes
  • Imperial and metric measurements and sizing
  • Printable on A4 and Letter  
  • A0 print shop format

Seam allowance

The pattern includes seam allowance.