Looking through the Sewing for Boys flickr group can remind you pretty quick there are a lot of very good seamstresses out there. I, without question, am not one of them. Not yet, at least. I’m working on it. That said, I love these pants. I know they are not the best made and are a bit big (that’s ok, he grows) but they are easily the first clothing item I’ve ever made right. Meaning, I finished all my edges, pressed all my seams, and followed the instructions. Amazing how much better things turn out when you do that. And when I screwed up the side panels the first time, I even ripped back and re-did it.
These are the Treasure Pocket Pants from Sewing for Boys. The gray fabric is a light corduroy and the side panels are a Kokka Japan print from a while back.
The big pockets are perfect for carrying dinosaurs. Or pumpkin sitting
- Buy a lot more thread if you are going to finish your seams – you go through a lot
- Finishing your seams really is a good idea
- Don’t be lazy