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 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
I bought this pattern 60 days ago and already made 3 pairs of jeans. I love and wear both views. The pattern fits me well with minimal adjustments. Great quality instructions.
Pattern instructions are very clear. First pair had some funky fit issues but that's more on me than the pattern. Second pair I graded down between waist and hips and got a much better fit. And these were my first pants ever!!
I will definitely use this pattern. May need to buy another one, just in case this one gets worn out!