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
I will definitely use this pattern. May need to buy another one, just in case this one gets worn out!
J'ai déjà cousu 2 fois ce patron. Quelle fierté de coudre un vrai Jean. Au début ça fait peur. Mais ce patron est vraiment très facile à comprendre. C'est un patron que je vais coudre et Re coudre.....
Un basique de sa garde robe cousu main.
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!