Ginger Jeans 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
Patron utilisé pour realiser mon 1er jeans et il est terminé et portable donc je recommande ce patron à tout le monde. Un petit bemol pour ajuster exactement la fourche sur moi, je n'ai pas trouvé les explications...
I used the Closet Core video series to help me make my Ginger Jeans. The video tutorials are SUPERB! Very clear instructions, great filming so I could see every step. I loved every minute of making these jeans and learning how to get that great fit. Recommendations galore! great job Close Core Patterns!
I made the straight leg jeans. They are fantastic and fit beautifully. I think the detailed instructions made all the difference.
I bought this pattern, because I loved the general shape with a high-waist, and knew I could use them as a starting point for the wide leg, cropped jeans in fashion right now. It took some trial and error, but I am so happy I dove in! The pattern is very easy adjust and the instructions easy to follow. I will definitely be making more with varying leg shapes.
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...