Morgan Jeans Pattern
Meet Morgan, slim-cut jeans designed for non-stretch denim. Inspired by old school denim style but with a fresh, modern cut, Morgan Jeans are engineered to flatter.
Featuring a mid-rise, traditional five pocket construction, contoured waistband, tapered leg and button fly, Morgan fits snugly through the hip but relaxes and conforms to your curves with a little wear (size up for a slouchier, more casual fit). Choose between a regular or cropped inseam, and add an optional leather waistband patch.
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.
Morgan Jeans Pattern - PDF Download
Morgan Jeans Pattern - Print Pattern
Fabric and Supplies
JEANS: Non-stretch denim, twill, canvas or heavier weight linen (please note that heavier weight denims do not have as much give and may require going up a size)
POCKETS: Medium weight wovens, such as quilting cotton.
All sizes: .5 yd / .5m
30" / .8m
0-6 = 3.25yd/3m, 8-14 = 3.5yd/3.25m, 16-20 = 3.75yd/3.5m
45" / 1.14m
0-6 = 1.75yd/1.6m, 8-14 = 2yd/1.8m, 16-20 = 2.75yd/2.55m
58" / 1.5m
0-6 = 1.5yd/1.4m, 8-14 = 1.75yd/1.8m, 16-20 = 2.25yd/2m
- Jeans buttons (size 0-14 x 4, size 16-18 x 5, size 20 x 6)
- Denim rivets (optional)
- Topstitching & regular thread
- 1/4 yd fusible interfacing
- Marking tool
- Denim needles
- A small patch of leather for optional waistband patch
Related Sewing Tutorials
- Tips and Tricks for Sewing Jeans Buttonholes
- How to Install a Button Fly
- Installing Hardware with a Rivet Press
- Repairing Jeans with Invisible Mending
- Visible Mending: Sashiko
- Choosing the Right Size When Making Jeans
- Alternative Waistband Method
- Common Jeans Fitting Adjustments
- How to Sew Flat Felled Seams
- Bias Bound Seam Finishes
Pattern Hacks & Inspiration
From the Closet Core Patterns Community
I bought non stretch denim during an overly optimistic episode years ago and then realized making my own jeans was never going to happen. Enter the pandemic, lots of sewing, dwindling stash, that denim was still there. So I decided to try it. HOLY SMOKES! I made my own jeans, and they fit perfectly and I love them! I wear the first pair (lightweight denim) several times a week, and just finished a pair with heavyweight denim that I will wear as the weather cools.
Closet Core creates excellent patterns, and offers lots of help for the tricky part in their sew-a-longs and blog posts. I did not have one misstep along the way. I love their suggestions for embellishment or special touches, I had fun with pocket lining and back pockets.
Next up will probably be Ginger jeans and maybe even the Kelly anorak, 'cause I'm feeling super competent - I made jeans!
I loved the pattern! I had never made jeans before and was a little nervous, but they turned out pretty good. I appreciated all the recommendations for fit issues and fixes. Unfortunately I made my buttonholes too large and put the buttons too far to the left, so the fly looks a little wonky--I may redo it. I cut based on my measurements and it turned out fine, I think I will redo the waistband because it's a little large, I probably should have graded to a smaller size. I'm going to make another pair with a zipper fly, which is not included in the instructions but I think I saw a tutorial for how to do it on the blog. I also want to make the pocket bags longer because my phone doesn't fit entirely in the pockets. So all in all I consider the first pair a pretty wearable muslin!
Very happy with pattern Easy to use made up beautifully. Five stars.
Loved it. My best fitting jeans, I'm going to make so many more pairs with it.
I made a pair of jeans! The instructions comprehensively walked me through the process of making my first pair of jeans! I love how the instructions include how to make the pocket bags and inside waistband in a pretty fabric that shows on the inside. I am in the process of making a pair of jeans from one of the big pattern companies that don't include this detail and am bummed that this detail is missed in that pattern. I remember wearing Levi's 501 jeans eons ago when I was in high school and loved the button fly feature on them., so love that this feature is included on the Morgan Boyfriend Jeans. I will be making more Morgans in the future!
I sewed these up in a muslin, based on my actual waist and hip measurements. They were extremely tight, not only in the waist and hips, but also in the legs. In fact, they were so tight, I was unable to close the fly opening Not sure why that would be, since I cut every piece precisely. I’ve never encountered this issue before, and I’ve sewn many pants, in addition to many other pieces of clothing. I have yet to try the next size up., but when I do get around to it, the second pair will also be cut from muslin also. The sizing just seems to be very off for me, for whatever reason. The instructions, on the other hand, are very, very good, and I can tell that the finished jeans (when I finally get them to fit as I want them to), will look great, and feel great.