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The ultimate guide to sewing jeans

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In this guide to sewing jeans, I’ve collected all the tutorials I’ve done on how to make professional looking jeans. Sewing jeans can be quite daunting, especially if you aim to make them look like they were professionally made, but with a systematic approach, it doesn’t have to be all that hard.

The techniques in these tutorials will make the jeans look very similar to store-bought ones, however, these more industrial methods makes fitting the jeans as you sew hard or next to impossible. So assert things like fit before you start. Preferable by sewing a muslin or adjusting the pattern using your favourite pair of jeans as a guide.

The ultimate guide to sewing jeans

Jeans zippers

Sewing a jeans zipper (blog tutorial)

Front pockets

Sewing the jeans front pockets (blog tutorial)

Sewing the jeans front pockets (video tutorial)

Back pockets

Sewing the jeans back pockets (blog tutorial)


Sewing the jeans waistband (blog tutorial)

Sewing side seams

Sewing the side seams on jeans (blog tutorial)


Sewing jeans buttonholes and buttons  (blog tutorial)

Belt loops

How to sew belt loops the easy way (blog tutorial)

Topstitching techniques

How to perfect topstitching on jeans (blog tutorial)

How to master topstitching – my top tips (video tutorial)

Take your jeans making techniques to the next level

Game-changing techniques for sewing jeans (video tutorial)

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