A Cargo Kilt is a type of kilt that is usually made from cotton material and is perfect for active men. It comes with a lot of pockets and enough storage to store all of your things in them. Day by day, Cargo kilts are becoming more popular among the masses.
There are plenty of stores that sell Cargo kilts but the price can be pretty hefty. So, if you are on a tight budget here and looking for a Cargo kilt then don’t worry because in this post I will show you the exact steps to make a Cargo kilt.
The most crucial part of making your cargo kilt perfect is by obtaining correct measurements. The most important measurements are only two and they are waist and knee length.
Lets start off with waist measurement, grab a measuring tape and measure it around your bellybutton and make sure not to go with your pants waist measurements because kilts are worn significantly higher than usual pants.
After that comes the knee length measurement, now in order to measure it in the best way possible, kneel down on the floor and measure it from the waist or bellybutton to the floor.
The Cargo kilt that we are manufacturing features a front apron, which basically is the non-pleated part on the front. In order to calculate the fabric amount for the pleats area, simply divide your waist by 3 and multiply it by an 8 and add an inch to it. Now, to get the width of it, remove 2 inches from your knee length.
So, the length of the material that you need to purchase needs to be equal to the pleated area length with an additional inch added to it. Make sure that the fabric must contain nine additional inches for pockets and waist bands.
This kilt features 2 inches pleats, which is the ideal size and looks perfect for a kilt like this. To make the pleats, grab the fabric and cut the pleated marked region with your calculations.
After cutting the fabric, fold the ends of it about 1/2 of an inch and sew it. After successfully stitching the edges, measure your waist properly and mark it with a marker. Once done with marking, start the pleating process.
Moving forward, measure around 6 inches of the fold and pull 2 inches from that fold. Make sure to align the folds properly both front and back.
A Cargo kilt without a pocket isn’t a Cargo kilt at all. So, we have to create pockets for our kilt in this step. Creating pockets is nothing compared to what we have been doing in the previous steps. Cargo kilt always have at least two cargo pockets on the sides and one back pocket.
Let us first start with the back pocket because it is the easier one. Begin by cutting around 7×15 inches of fabric. After that, fold the short edge about 5 times and then fold the second edge about 1/2 inches. Then, sew the pocket and finally turn it so that’s it is in its appropriate position.
Lets go the cargo pockets now. Begin by cutting a piece of fabric that is around 9×28 inches and then hem the edges at around 1/2 inch. Then, fold a single small edge at just over 9 1/2 inches and also make sure that the edge of the hem is facing forward or out. After that, fold the second edge just over 2 inches while making sure that the hem is facing outwards.
Finally, sew the edges of the pocket together at around 1/2 inch. Once sewn, turn them over so that they are on the appropriate side.