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    Tara @4dfamily98


    I am looking for some good quality material to make these cargo pants. We checked out JoAnn’s and didn’t find anything suitable. I am looking both for a shop online or local, I live in the US. Also, what is the type of material you have found success with? I will be making for an 11-year-old boy who wants the pants to look store bought. He is pretty concerned about the material looking like pants he owns.

    Thanks for any tips.

    Tamara @justsewit

    Hi Tara (@4dfamily98)

    Would he like them in denim? If so you could try Threadbare fabrics – they have cone denim which is a high quality denim, both rigid and stretch.

    Otherwise you could try Fabric.com. They have twill, corduroy and other pant weight fabrics that may be suitable. Samples can be requested which would be helpful.

    I understand! My son is the same age and prefers rtw at the moment. They can go through this phase and then realise that mum will bend over backwards and do handstands to try and perfect the ultimate look which for them is rtw.

    I hope this helps.

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    Tara @4dfamily98

    Thank you Tamara! That totally helps. Will check those out.
    Good to know about samples, that will help him decide.

    And being that I had always wanted rtw looking clothes when my mom/grandma sewed for me, I totally get it and yes will pretty much do what it takes to perfect the look. Thankful to have the support here.

    Enbee @Enbee

    I made a pair of these out of supplex – nylon fabric that many RTW hiking pants are made of. I ordered from Rockywoods fabric, but you might also look at Rose City Textiles (they have more choices). That’s a very specific type of RTW look that may or may not be to an 11-year-olds taste, but both stores do sell swatches. And I found the supplex absolutely lovely to sew (although it’s a bit of a bear to iron!).

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