Mid-Rise 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 (6"-8")
- Topstitching & regular thread
- 1/4 yd fusible interfacing
- Marking tool
- Denim needles
- 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 have made numerous pairs of Ginger jeans. With a few changes, they fit me perfectly. Excellent instructions. Just when I wanted to try non-skinny jeans, there was a new stove pipe leg version. This version is cut out and waiting to be sewn.
These jeans fit so nicely and the pattern is well laid out and easy to understand. These were not my first jeans, and I made some small changes to the pattern in order to make sure that they fit me, the biggest of which being the blending of sizes 28 and 30. These are my favorite make so far and I will definitely make more of these later!
I’m am absolutely in love with this pattern.
I have been on a mission to make my own jeans for about a year now, this is the pattern that has best worked for me.
I’m not an expert by any means just a mom/grandma that likes to sew and got back into a few years ago. I have never made jeans before and the first few were a struggle to say the least.
But with this pattern and Heathers teachings I think I finally can do it.
Thank you Closet core for all your help!
The Ginger Jeans pattern fit as described. Worked well for my design plans. Instructions were clear. Was overall happy with the pattern.
Largest complaint (if that) rather expensive to print the entire pattern. Would be nice if the pieces had a bit tighter fit on the master.
However, I will definitely buy from Core again because of the fit.
First time making jeans and I love them. They look professional and fit perfectly. I made them in a class so it was far less intimidating. Starting 2nd pair on my own!
The closet core patterns are very clear and easy to understand. I like the way of making the fly front zipper.
I made the high rise, straight legs model.
The shape is good for me . I chose 2 different sizes for the waist and hips and adjusted the seam allowance at the hips. And it fits perfectly. Given the fact that the fabric I chose is not stretch enough , it’s ok.
With a more stretchy fabric I think I should go for a size down.
Just one remark : as French speaking I started with the French version but found some incoherences (not a lot but it was a bit confusing), so I switched to the English version and it was ok then.
I will definitely make another one asap.
I really loved the patterns for the back pockets top stitching :-)