Sequoia Cargos & Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(19 customer reviews)


Your wardrobe should keep up with your active lifestyle and diverse needs. The Sequoia Cargos & Shorts are your trusty companion when you explore the outdoors. The Sequoia features a comfortable waistband with rib knit and elastic, as well as ample pocket space for your essentials. But of course you don’t have to go climb mountains in your Sequoia; they are casual, stylish and functional even when you are running errands around town.

Sequoia Cargos & Shorts Feature:

  • Functional fly front zipper with snap closure
  • Ribbing/elastic waistband
  • Relaxed and straight leg silhouette
  • Comfortable medium rise
  • Front patch pockets with slanted openings
  • Back patch pockets with flaps and snap closure
  • Options for long pants and shorts
  • Side cargo pockets with flaps and snap closure (with long pants option only)
  • Leg strap for securing rolled up pant legs (with long pants option only)
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)

Skill Level: Intermediate+

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Sequoia Cargos & Shorts pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Additional information


00 to 20

Skill level


Knit or woven



Digital download


A0, A4 / US Letter



Seam allowances



Primary Fabric Light to medium-weight fabric with or without stretch, such as lightweight denim, chambray, quick-drying nylon and twill. Go down one size if using stretch woven. Do not use knit fabric.

Interfacing Lightweight fusible woven interfacing

Ribbing Medium-weight ribbing (rib knit) with spandex (for waistband)

Other Material

  • For long pants option: 14 sets of 5/8’’ (1.6 cm / size 24) snap fasteners with snap setting tool (you will have 2 sockets left over)
  • For shorts option: 6 sets of 5/8’’ (1.6 cm / size 24) snap fasteners with snap setting tool
  • 6" (16 cm) or longer all-purpose plastic zipper
  • 1" (2.5 cm)-wide elastic in the follow length:
  • Sequoia Cargos and Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Elastic Requirement

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.


Sequoia Cargos and Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Imperial


Sequoia Cargos and Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern Fabric Requirements Metric 

19 reviews for Sequoia Cargos & Shorts Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Anonymous

    I’ve purchased two of your patterns and have noted that the amount of fabric needed for each is show at 54″ wide. Cotton woven fabric comes in 41″ width where I shop. How are we supposed to figure yardage correctly when we do not have 54″ fabric?

  2. Elaine

    The pattern design is practical and comfortable with the ribbing/elastic waistband. Instructions are clear and concise.

  3. Anonymous


  4. Tonya

    I agree with previous reviewer about thigh room – this pattern does not seem drafted for curvy figures at all. I graded from a 14 at the waist to an 18 at the hip and even added an inch to the back rise, and I still can’t sit in them. The hip is too tight, the thigh is too tight, and the waist is too loose. I was surprised because cargo pants are usually fairly loose-fitting and most of the release announcement pics showed baggy pants on people.

    Pattern pieces 12 and 12Z have lines for sizes 4-12 and sizes 16-20. I was starting with size 14, so… I ended up just using the larger size since I graded to a larger one at the hip.

    Step 19 was unclear on whether the right fly was supposed to lie flush with the left fly; it just says “lay naturally flat”. Mine laid somewhat naturally flat but not flush with the edge of the fly. I tried to make it flush and then ripped it out because that made it even wonkier down the line.

    Step 26 there was not nearly enough room to serge the fly excess off to finish the raw edge while attaching the zipper guard and cutting off the excess fly. I had to finish the zipper guard edge alone, sew it on, and then leave an extra 3/8″ on the fly when I removed the excess instead of being flush with the zipper guard.

    Like the styling details, overall reasonable instructions, but I’m going to have to make a ton of adjustments to make this something I can go hiking in unless I never sit down ever.

  5. kaia.landon

    Sizing on these seems off. If your thighs aren’t super skinny, they are very snug. Far less ease than expected for a relaxed cargo pant.
    But: neat features, good instructions.

  6. Anonymous

    Even my daughter wants some of these!

  7. Anonymous

    Made three pairs in short order. Very nice fit and so comfortable. As usual, directions and illustrations were spot-on.

  8. Fiona

    Just what I was looking for.

  9. Brandon

    Great pattern

  10. Dawn

    These cargo pants are great. Quite a detailed pattern, with a lot of top stitching so it takes a while to make, but with clear instructions easy to follow. Really pleased with the fit as well good sizing.

  11. Agnes Reimets

    I am really satisfied with this pattern. I made both options: long and short. Instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The best fly front zipper insertion method I have seen.

  12. Anonymous

    Exactly what I was looking for.

  13. Mary

    I love this type of cargo pants in the summer and the varies styles, including roll-up pant legs, my favorite style!

  14. Gini

    Perfect fit the first time. I’ve made one pair of shorts and have plans to make the pants next.

  15. Monika

    Das war die erste Hose aus Webstoff die ohne Änderung direkt passte Danke

  16. Tiffany

    Great instructions with these comfy pants

  17. Saskia

    Good pattern and explanation

  18. Anonymous

    everything fine

  19. annick_campenaerts

    A beautiful pants for my daily walks. Plenty of pockets, different length options, … . I really love my Sequoia!

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Body Measurements
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Waist 2538
Hip 3318

How to choose your size

  1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  2. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  4. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.