Making your own jeans might be the pinnacle of sewing achievements, but the prospect can also seem daunting. However, fear not! In this video, Sarai and Haley come to the rescue by sharing their favorite jeans sewing patterns.
Whether you prefer a classic, flared, or tailored fit or a trendy, modern look, their handpicked selection offers a variety of options to suit every style and body type.
You won’t regret learning to create this wardrobe staple that will stand the test of time.
By the way, not all of these patterns are technically “jeans,” but we’re not strictly adhering to yokes for these recommendations. They all work in denim!
1. The Chelsea Jeans from Seamwork have a high rise, tabbed belt loops secured with rivets, double darts at the back, and a flare that begins right below the knee.
2. The Tessa Jeans from Seamwork have a high rise and a relaxed cut with all the traditional jeans details.
3. The Worship Jeans from Daughter Judy have a slim fit through the hip and thigh with a pitched straight waistband, and straight or flare-cut legs.
4. The Marilyn Jeans from Charm Patterns by Gertie have true vintage construction techniques, a hidden side zipper, and an adjustable waistband.
5. The Fulford Jeans from Thread Theory are classic straight leg jeans.
6. The Ash Jeans from Megan Nielsen are designed for stretch fabrics and come with four cuts: modern slim, skinny, flared, and wide-legged.
7. The Helene Selvedge Jeans from Anna Allen are traditional high waist non-stretch jeans with selvedge seams.
8. The Jessa Trousers and Shorts from Tilly & the Buttons have wide, gently flared legs on the full-length trousers or turn-up hems on the shorts, and both close with a concealed front zip fly.
9. The Noice Jeans from Muna and Broad are non-stretch jeans with an ultra-high rise.
10. The Heroine Jeans from Merchant & Mills are fitted to the waist with a straight, generous leg, and room to turn up the cuff.
11. The Shop Pants from Open Studio have a fitted high waist, roomy thighs and tapered legs.
12. The May Jeans from The Fabric Store are a classic high waist jean pattern set, featuring a zip fly closure, high rise fit, and five-pocket construction.
13. The Lander Pants from True Bias have a high waist, button fly, front and back patch pockets, belt loops, and a straight fit through the legs. The pattern comes in three lengths, including shorts.
14. The Ames Jeans from Cashmerette are stretch jeans exclusively designed for curves.
15. The Carlisle Jeans from Style Arc are traditional wide and straight-leg jeans that sit on the waist.
16. Every Day Jeans from New Craft House.
17. The Knowme: ME2024 Jeans from Mimi G. and Norris Danta Ford are straight leg jeans with rivet details, a carpenter hammer loop, front leg patches, fly front zipper, and a button closure.
18. The Isle Jeans from Chalk and Notch are high-waisted stretch denim jeans with six darts at the waistband. The pattern comes with flared and wide-leg options.
20. The Nolan Pants from Seamwork have a relaxed, comfortable silhouette, high-rise, and slightly pegged legs. You can find a sewalong with a bunch of fitting tips here!
21. The Adams Pant from Daughter Judy is a classic take on a painter’s pant. Generously fit through the hip and thigh with options to choose between a darted or elasticated back.
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