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Big List of Jeans Sewing Patterns

In anticipation of my upcoming book Sewing Jeans (out Nov. 3!), here is an extensive list of jeans sewing patterns. It’s nice to see that that so many pattern companies are putting out jeans patterns, and hopefully, we will see even more in the future. This list will be updated continuously, and if you know of any sewing pattern that’s not included in this list, please drop me a note in the comment section.

Closet Core Patterns

Ginger Jeans

Ginger Jeans (US 0–20)
Classic 5-pocket jeans sewing pattern designed for stretch denim

Morgan Jeans

Morgan Jeans (US 0–20)
Slim-cut 5 pocket jeans designed for non-stretch denim

Megan Nielsen

Ash Jeans

Ash Jeans (4-in1) (Waists 24–36″ 61–91cm)
The ultimate stretch jean pattern set. Includes four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped.

Dawn Jeans

Dawn Jeans (0–20)
Classic high-waisted rigid jean pattern set. Includes four cuts and multiple lengths for tall, regular and cropped. Pattern features a high rise to sit on the natural waist, button fly, close fit through the waist and hips and classic jeans details.

Butterick 

Butterick

B5682 Misses’ Four-Pocket Jeans and Trousers (US 6–14 & 16–22)
Fitted jeans with many options. A, B, C, D and semi-fitted trouser E, have contoured waistband, pockets, belt loops, back yoke and fly zipper. A: Slim leg, ankle-length. B: Straight leg. C: Boot cut. D: Flared leg. E: Straight leg, tab, hook and eye closure.

Jalie

Women’s Stretch Jeans

Women’s Stretch Jeans (Girls EU 92–155) (Women US 4–22) 
Stretch jeans pattern. 

Named

Jamie Jeans

Jamie Jeans EU (32-46) US (0-14) UK (4-14)
Skinny jeans with a regular rise and slimming vertical front seams

Paper Dahl

Birkin Flares

Birkin Flares (Waist sizes 24–35)
Features a high waist, trim fit to the knees and a fashion-forward flared leg

Cashmerette

Ames Jeans

Ames Jeans (US 11–28)
Interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces. 

Style Arc

Blakley Jeans

Blakley Stretch Jeans (US 4–30)
Pull-on stretch jean with all the regular jean features.

Itch to Stitch

Eddystone Jeans

Eddystone Jeans Digital Sewing Pattern (US 0–20)
The Eddystone comes in two styles—the girlfriend fit and demi-boot fit.

Liana Stretch

Liana Stretch Jeans (US 0–20)
These mid-rise jeans have three different leg options – skinny, straight and boot. 

Angela Wolf

Angel Bootcut Jean

The Angel Bootcut Jean #AW4200 (US 0–16)
A stylish lower-rise 5 pocket jean pattern that will flatter every shape

Slender Bell

Slender Bell Jean #AW4211 (US 0–16)
4 pocket jeans, mid-rise waist with a slender cut and slight flared hem. 

Simplicity

Mimi G

Mimi G Skinny Jeans (US 6–22)
Jeans for slim, average, and curvy fit

McCall

Misses/Women’s

Misses’/Women’s Straight-Leg or Boot-Cut Jeans (US 8–16, 18W–24W)
Straight-leg or boot cut, below waist jeans, have side-front pockets with inside pocket, front fly zipper closure, back yoke, back pockets, a waistband with button/buttonhole closure, belt carriers and narrow hem finishing on jean legs.

Kwik Sew

Men’s 5-Pocket

Men’s 5-Pocket Jeans (S–XXL)
Jeans have fly zipper, a waistband with belt carriers, back yoke, back patch pockets, front pockets, a coin pocket, and topstitching detail. A: Straight-Leg. B: Bootcut.

Merchant & Mills

The Heroine (US 6–18)
Jeans are fitted to the waist with a straight, generous leg and a healthy turn up

Angela Kane

Men’s Selvedge Jeans

Men’s Selvedge Jeans M983
The outside leg is cut along the grain so that you can utilise the attractive selvedge edge. If you are not using Selvedge Denim, this sewing pattern makes up just as well in classic denims.

Thread Theory

Fulford Jeans

Fulford Jeans (26–38 and 40–50)
A truly classic straight leg jean,  this pair of jeans features a regular fit in the thigh and straight legs.  

Quadra Jeans

Quadra Jeans (26–38 and 40–50)
This pair of jeans features a slight taper to the leg and extra room in the thigh to allow for lots of movement.  They sit below the waist as a moderately low rise.

Hope you enjoyed list of jeans sewing patterns, and if you have any more suggestions on patterns that should be added to this list, just give me the heads up in the comment section!

Sewing Tidbits

Stretch Jeans

Stretch Jeans (Misses’ 0–16 and Women’s 16W–24W)
The Stretch Jeans Made Easy Pattern has been carefully crafted to help you create custom fitted jeans that look and feel great.

Burda Style

Jeans #120

Jeans #120 (34–42)
Classic straight fit jeans

Jeans #104 (34–44)
Stretch gabardine skinny jeans are a great choice for those with an active lifestyle. The side seams are decorated with metal zippers, which not only looks beautiful, but also visually lengthens the legs.

J Stern

Misses’s Ponte Knit Jeans (6–16)
Create fully fashioned knit jeans or use stretch denim.

J Stern

Misses’s Ponte Knit Jeans (6–16)
Create fully fashioned knit jeans or use stretch denim.

9 Comments

  • Kate
    October 1, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    I have made two pairs of Merchant & Mills’ Heroine Jeans, and I love them. They have a great vintage vibe with a great fit–fitted at waist and hip but nice and roomy below. With four more stacks of denim fabric, notions, and patterns (Morgan & GingerJeans, Jalie jeans, and Itch to Stich jeans) on my sewing shelves just waiting to be made, I am so excited to be getting closer to receiving your new jeans sewing book!

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  • Karey
    October 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    In your post you say a “Burda [jeans pattern] is coming soon”, and I know new English Burda site is hard to search but I found these on the Russian Burda site (the search function actually works* and you can browse magazine by issue) in order to create reference document so I could find them in my magazine stash.
    Burda has so many jeans patterns, I have no justification for buying more.
    Magazines: https://burdastyle.ru/zhurnaly/
    This list is by no means exhaustive, as I didn’t look in each issue:
    Classic straight leg 04/2010 #120 https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/dzhinsy/dzhinsy-burda-2010-4-120/
    Skinny jeans with zipper 07/2010 #104 https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/dzhinsy/dzhinsy-burda-2010-7-104/
    Stretch jeans 03/2014 #115 https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/bryuki/bryuki-burda-2014-3-115
    Stretch slim leg jeans 08/2019 #104 https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/bryuki/bryuki-oblegayushchego-kroya-burda-2019-8-104/
    *Note: To search Burda.ru Google translate search terms into Russian then paste in search field

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    • Karey
      October 1, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      I found the above in Google image search, then looked up details on Burda.ru, but I just took my own advice and searched “denim” (джинсовая ткань) and found maternity jeans.
      https://burdastyle.ru/vikroyki/bryuki/bryuki-dlya-budushchey-mamy-katalog-burda-2015-2016-osen-zima-7165/
      Searching “jeans” (джинсы) didn’t find so many, as Russian tends to refer to ‘denim style’ rather than jeans. There are also children’s and men’s jeans)
      I have also been buying from the Russian site. If you wait until they are on sale patterns are RU 99 (about AU$1.50), but full price only RU 200 (AU$3.00), whereas English site is US $6.99/pattern.
      https://burdastyle.ru/zhurnaly/2019/
      If you upload the instruction file to the site below, it will translate your documents without changing layout, for free. Follow the link in the upload box low on the page, and upload (you have to find your way through advertising links):
      https://www.onlinedoctranslator.com/translationform

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  • Summerflies
    October 1, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    This is a great list and a lot I haven’t seen before. Do you know the 1083 brand free patterns. I got them on this website where the links for the mens and womens jeans are. They look really nice jeans. https://sewingtidbits.com/2014/05/20/free-pattern-alert-the-french-jeans-edition/

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  • Linda Dinnocenzo
    October 1, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Megan Nielsen dawn jeans. I also have several vintage patterns for jeans.

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  • Pam
    October 1, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    My favorite jeans to sew are JStern (Jennifer Sterns) jeans. I think she’s a genius with pattern drafting. She provides fit classes at ASG events! Also, Hotpatterns has a pair of boyfriend jeans (I’ve yet to make up!).

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    • Pam
      October 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

      Oh I see you have Jennifer’s jeans as the last posting! I love her jeans fit.

      Reply
  • Corey
    October 6, 2020 at 7:14 am

    the kwik sew mens jeans are hideous, the quadra jeans from thread theory are a huge improvement
    angela kanes jeans i stil need to try them and see if they work .. most of her patterns are ill fitting
    burda style has some ok jeans for men if they still have the patterns

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  • Johanna Lundström
    October 9, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Thank you for all the suggestions and feedback, keep them coming!

    Reply

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