Pattern Roundup: Sew Yourself the Perfect Pair of JeansTake a look at these stylish jean patterns
It can be challenging to find a pair of jeans that fits perfectly, so save yourself the hassle and sew your own.
The May Jean, is a go-to classic jeans pattern. It has a high-rise fit, back yoke, five pockets, and a fly-front zippered closure. Choose from a straight leg, wide leg, or a shaped leg. Leg hems finish at the ankle but can be lengthened or shortened. The May Jean pattern comes in sizes 4 to 32 (waist 22.4 inches to 51 inches; hips 32.3 inches to 60.8 inches). If your measurements are outside the available size range, TFS will create a custom-graded PDF pattern for you.
These five-pocket jeans with two style options are a wardrobe staple and a darling among me-made jeans wearers. One version is a low-rise jean with a higher rise in the back and slightly curved back pockets. The second version is a high-rise jean with slimmer legs and slightly elongated back pockets. Recommended for intermediate sewers, the pattern comes in sizes 0 to 32 (hips 33 inches to 63 inches). Suggested fabric is stretch denim; avoid using very lightweight denim.
The long or cropped jeggings-style pant features a faux front fly, back yoke, and back patch pockets. The pattern includes 27 sizes (from toddler to women’s 22, for 53-inch hips). The pull-on pant is fitted through the waist and hips and has a wide waistband. It calls for a stretch woven with 20 percent cross-grain stretch.
These Mountain View Pull-on Jeans give you the look of classic fly-front jeans, but with the comfort of a wide, fit-forgiving waistband. Plus, this design enables you to practice some higher level sewing skills when you make the custom pair of comfortable, straight-cut jeans with four pockets and other classic details. A special feature is a vertical seam down the center back of each leg; use this seam to create a shapely custom fit. Sew the jeans in stretch denim or twill fabric for a look you can dress up or down; the fabric must have 20 percent to 30 percent stretch. This pattern is available in sizes 00 to 40 (waist 25-3/8 inches to 54-1/4 inches, hips 33-1/8 inches to 62 inches).
This pattern offer several leg silhouettes: slim, ankle-length; straight; boot cut; and flared. There’s even an option for a trouser-style jean. The description says these sit at the natural waist, but the photos show them a bit lower: measure and adjust as needed. Women’s sizes sizes 6 to 22 (waist 23 inches to 37 inches, hip 32-1/2 inches to 46 inches).
The Noice Jeans are nonstretch jeans with an ultrahigh rise, with a tapered ankle or wide leg option. The pattern includes classic jeans details like topstitching, a fly application, and belt loops.
Sizes range from iii through 8 (waist 40 inches to 60 inches, hips 46.5 inches to 71.5 inches). As always, Muna & Broad also offers to grade the patterns up for you, if you need a larger size.
The Cashmerette Ames stretch jeans are exclusively designed for curves. The pattern has interchangeable “apple” and “pear” pelvis pieces, for a customized fit, plus skinny and straight-leg silhouettes. These five-pocket jeans feature rivets, belt loops, and a fly front. Women’s sizes 12 to 32 (waist 32 inches to 52 inches, hip 42 inches to 62 inches).
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These five-pocket skinny jeans with two style options are a wardrobe staple. One version is a low-rise jean with a higher rise in the back and slightly curved back pockets. The second version is a high-rise jean with slimmer legs and slightly elongated back pockets. Recommended for intermediate sewers, the pattern comes in sizes 0 to 20. Suggested fabric is stretch denim; avoid using very lightweight denim.
The long or cropped jeggings-style pant features a faux front fly, back yoke, and back patch pockets. The pattern includes 27 sizes, ranging from girls' to women's plus sizes. The pull-on pant is fitted through the waist and hips and has a wide waistband.