Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern
With a modern and flattering cut, Ginger Jeans are the daily staple you’ll reach for again and again.
View A features a comfortable low rise with narrow stovepipe legs. View B is sexy and high-waisted with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay. Engineered to be as flattering as possible, Ginger Jeans feature subtly shaped back pockets to highlight the curve of the bum, slimming side seams and a higher back rise to prevent peekabooty. Designed for stretch denim, Ginger Jeans will hug you in all the right places.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only
- See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
- Model notes: Our model is 5'-7" and is wearing a size 12.
Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern - PDF Download
Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern - Print Pattern
Fabric and Supplies
Jeans: Stretch denim with at least 2% lycra. Very lightweight denims are not recommended for View A.
Lining: Medium weight wovens, such as quilting cotton.
All sizes: .5 yd / .5m
45" / 1.14m
0-6 = 2.5yd/2.3m, 8-12 = 2.75yd/2.5m, 14-20 = 3yd/2.75m
58" / 1.5m
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-12 = 2yd/1.8m, 14-20 = 2.25yd/2m
- Jeans button
- Denim rivets (optional)
- Denim zipper (5-6" for View A, 7" for View B)
- Topstitching & regular thread
- 1/4 yd fusible interfacing
- Marking tool
- Denim needles
Sewing level: Intermediate
Sizes: 0 - 20 (see our sizing chart here)
Finished measurements: See complete final measurements here
Instructions: English or French
Print at Home File (Letter & A4): View A = 28 pages, View B = 30 pages, sizes are not layered.
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 3 pages, sizes are not layered.
- Sourcing Denim
- Sourcing Jeans Making Supplies and Hardware
- Personalizing Your Jeans
- Seams Finishes for Jeans
- Cutting and Prepping
- Assembling Pockets
- Sewing a Fly Front Zipper
- Assembling the Back
- Sewing Side Seams and Back Pockets
- Sewing the Waistband
- Back Pocket Placement
- Belt Loops, Hems and Buttonhole
- Installing Denim Rivets and Jeans Button
Related Sewing Tutorials
- Common Jeans Fitting Adjustments
- Choosing the Right Size When Making Jeans
- Tips and Tricks for Sewing Jeans Buttonholes
- Installing Hardware with a Rivet Press
- Repairing Jeans with Invisible Mending
- Visible Mending: Sashiko
- Alternative Waistband Method
- How to Sew Flat Felled Seams
- Ankle Zipper DIY
Pattern Hacks & Inspiration
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
The was my first pair of pants I’ve sewn. The instructions are very clear and inserting the zipper is a breeze. Closet ore patterns also puts out a ton of resources on modifications and properly sizing the crotch so it’s so simple to get the fit right. LOVE THIS PATTERN - never going back to store bought jeans which never fit my butt or just way to long in the legs!
Bought my fabric from blackbirdfabrics.com - they frequently get Cone Mills S-Gene denim which is wonderful to sew with.
Nice and easy pattern. The best :-)
That’s the astonishment I feel at this result. I wear them often and every single time I just feel such satisfaction. It was such a great pattern, full of helpful advice about how to adjust, improve and advance your sewing so that the finished article is something really special. I’ll make more, for sure, and love the ones I have made already.
Great pattern, great instruction (with "sew along" support on the blog!) and final result - great fit (I've made size 10, mid-rise stovepipe leg, fortunately no fitting problems ) . It was my first (and the second!) pair of jeans I've ever made and definitely not the last.
Thank you Close Core Patterns!
The pattern is lovely. I'm wearing the jeans often, although I have to tweak it a bit to fit. It's a lot of fun to make these pants.
I have to admit it's not my only pattern, and I always have to modify these patterns a bit to fit me, and so it's also not the only pattern that fits. The instructions for the fly opening are different to those of my other patterns, which is interesting. The instructions are very good and the whole pattern is very complete, well-made and thorough. I definitely recommend this for people who want to make their own jeans, be it their first or a subsequent pair.
No problems with the drafted pattern (I made the stovepipe legs). Some of the text did not match the illustrations. For example, the assembly of the pocket facing/lining: the second step says "Right sides together..." when the illustration shows wrong sides together. I ended up changing the wrong/right side placement anyway because I wanted the right side of the lining to be visible from inside of the pocket. Page 11, first step in the zipper placement, the instructions say "...left edge of the zipper tape aligns with the center front seam...". The next sentence says the "left side of the zipper tape should be approx 1/2" (12mm) away from the center front seam." So, which is it? Also, the instruction that "the bottom of the zipper stop is at least 1/2" (13mm) from the bottom" should say "the bottom of the zipper stop is at least 1/2" (13mm) up from the bottom". I felt the back pockets were too large so I made them slightly smaller, but big enough to fit my cell phone. Also positioned them a bit higher. All in all, I was very pleased with the pattern and will definitely be making many more pairs.