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
Good pattern, clear instructions and easy to alter to fit. I did the flared leg expansion pattern, had to take a fair bit out the length (I am not exactly tall) but the pattern instructions and additional online resources made fitting very easy. The comfiest pair of jeans I have had in a long time!
I made this pattern into shorts and I love them! It is so well written and very explanatory!
This is a fantastic pattern. Stylish and well fitted jeans with very clear instructions.
I had to modify slitly the cut to fit me perfectly but now I have made 5 pairs and super happy with them. I worked with a sew-along tuto on you-tube in French because the leaflet in English was a bit too technical for me given my poor level of English vocabulary. But it all turned out great. I used the high waist version while widening the ankles a bit. I now wish there were downloadable add-on patterns to make it a little « funkier » like different hip cuts or pocket shapes or diagonal zip fly...
Everything about this patter is AWESOME!! The instructions are clear and concise and the fit of these jeans is just wonderful.
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2020 is to make all my clothes and not purchase any ready-to-wear clothes for the entire year. I started with the Ginger Jeans, and I can say that I am pretty sure I will never purchase another pair of jeans again! The first pair I made, I realized early on that they were going to be a little big. But instead of altering, I decided to stick with the pattern exactly and follow Heather’s tutorial as closely as possible to get the techniques down. The pattern went together beautifully, and I found someone who absolutely loves the jeans. I went on to make a pair that fit me so well, I can’t wait to make more for every season (how many colors does stretch denim come in?). Thank you, Closet Case Patterns, for the great pattern and a fantastic on-line course. I’m now gearing up for the Jasika Blazer, and I’ll be looking for more patterns and classes in the future.