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
I found this pattern very easy to work with and I really enjoyed making the jeans. I will definitely make more from closet core!
I had never made jeans or trousers before and had only put in one zip so I was a little nervous starting my ginger jeans. I bought some cheap stretch denim and just followed the steps especially baste testing the fit. I had to only make minimal changes.
I liked them so much I made a second pair straight away in stretch polartec lined denim- great for walking in cold weather. This time I made the high waist with wider leg and I love the fit. I plan to make at least one more pair in black denim but some shorts would be good too...
This pattern is so easy to follow and I got to make my first pair of jeans for my self! Love the pattern and the outcome!
I like this jean la very well
très heureuse d'avoir enfin trouvé le meilleur patron pour un jean!
première réalisation de pantalon . je suis ravie , explications très claires ( je suis française ).
les différents tutos m ' ont aussi bien aidée. j ' ai déjà le tissu pour refaire ce patron