Ginger Jeans Pattern
With a modern cut, Ginger Jeans are the daily staple you’ll reach for again and again. With a low and high rise and two different leg shapes, make yourself a wardrobe of beautiful me-made jeans!
View A features a comfortable low rise with narrow stovepipe legs and a traditional fold-over front pocket. View B is high-waisted with skinny legs and a pocket stay sewn into the center front. Ginger Jeans feature subtly shaped back pockets to highlight the curve of the bum and a higher back rise to prevent peekabooty.
Sizes: Currently available in sizes 0-20 only (print and PDF)
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
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
Thank you for the pattern.
And thank you for help me so the pattern would fit me.
I have made me 4 pants that fit me perfect.
Being a ‘more than average’ size apple shape means finding jeans that hug all the right places but are not too tight on the waist to cut me in half is difficult. I tried a couple of different plus size jeans patterns before I tried Ginger’s and was disappointed with the overall fit (even when re drafted to fit me). The first pair of Gingers were fab - I did have to take in the hips but everything else was spot on. I have since made 4 pairs 2 skinny and 2 bootcut by mashing the flared option with the skinny and I love them! I will not be going back to rtw jeans that’s for sure. I have also used the pattern to make work trousers by using Ponte and stretch Crepe.
I will never buy RTW jeans again! This pattern is well-drafted with clear instructions and CC has tons of resources to guide you through the process- from sourcing materials to proper fitting and adjustments to finishing details. I am so proud of my new sewing superpower but more than that just so grateful to have jeans that are comfortable to wear and help me feel comfortable with my body’s shape and size. There is no reason not make these! I’m excited to try my Morgan pattern next...
The directions along with the thoughtful design, and Heather Lou’s virtual jeans making class made it possible for me to make jeans after only sewing for 6 months! The sizing seemed to be on the large size, but in the course, Heather explained how to baste fit and make changes. You can do it. You can make jeans!
It was my first pair of jeans and it fits perfectly. I think I will never buy an ready to wear jean ! The explications are great although I am french. I have already make three ginger jeans. Thank you so much