I also changed the shape of the yoke, back pockets, front pockets, position of the crotch point, and the fly, arriving at my final pattern. Super awesome, concise guide! Hi Andrew, Depending on which method you used to draft your sloper, it would make sense that your sloper comes up past your belly button. I am by no means an expert, but I found that knowing some basic construction techniques was helpful when drafting my pattern. I needed an assortment of curves and rulers to draft the lower body sloper.
Blogger Yes I Like That thinks so. She turned to Burda , a German sewing pattern company, and used their pattern as an experiment to see if she could make a pair of jeans to suit her body. It felt like the ultimate sewing challenge.
I wanted to see if I could make a pair of jeans that fits me. I love the idea of being able to make my whole outfit myself! The only ready to wear RTW jeans that fit me are straight-legged and made of stretch denim, so I knew I wanted a similar pattern.
Burda patterns have notoriously bad instructions, though, so I relied on web tutorials to get the fly zipper right. The fabric for my first pair was not ideal — really you want something very stretchy and light — but I had to work with what I could find. The absolute worst bit is the topstitching. My top tips would be:. This helps a lot if RTW jeans normally gape at your back waist. Baste them together and try them on before you topstitch.
Unpicking that stuff is not fun. Ask me how I know …. Even though none of my homemade jeans fit perfectly, I still wear them. I think as sewers we can get obsessed with diagnosing fitting wrinkles, but at the end of the day, stretch jeans are never going to fit like a pair of tailored wool trousers. What advice would you give readers about sewing their own jeans? Give it a try! I recommend making your first pair in a dark-wash denim fabric; it hides a multitude of sins.
Also, practise making a fly zipper first. Step out of it carefully. PS — this also works for babies, particularly those that have cloth diapered bums. This might be the case if all your jeans fit like this:. See all those wrinkles pointing into my rear? Make this alteration to give your booty more room. You can do that this way. With some of my skinny jeans, a lower than designed for buttock curve is also an issue. See how the top of the back sits in the right place, but then the bottom of the rise is, well, rising into my body?
So if you smooth all those wrinkles below the bum into one big wrinkle, that will show you how much you need to lower the back crotch curve. In fact, if you look at the image above and compare that to my foil rise ruler, the shape is pretty similar. Or maybe you just want options with your jeans. Conversely, if you happen to have a wider leg pattern and want to make it skinnier, you do the opposite, slashing the leg and overlapping at the bottom.
Hopefully all that helps! The official jeans sewalong is going to begin next week; in the meantime this week Sabra is also going to cover muslins while I focus on the tops from Just Add Jeans.
Click on any picture to go to the post. What a great post! I have never tried to make jeans for myself but would love to give it a try. This is so awesome!!! I was just wondering if you had any thoughts about fabrics to use besides denim? Like what kind would you buy for a colored skinny jean?
What a fabulous — and very useful — post. I have never attempted making jeans before and never knew all the different ways to alter the pattern…and since I am in dire need of a pair of jeans that truly fit me, I am definitely going to do this.
Thank you for all of this valuable information! This tutorial is brilliant. I was wondering how I could replicate a favourite pair of jeans, so this is perfect. I hope to use it next year after my baby comes and after getting to a stable size.
Awesome tutorial for making your own jeans!! Great job and thank you so much I can never find jeans to fit me properly or at least how I like them and feel comfortable. Thank you SO much for this.
I recently did my first ever pattern rub off from looking at your tutorials from a summer skirt into a winter one and I have NOT stopped wearing it this winter , but have literally never sewn myself a pair of pants from a pattern than actually end up fitting. So thanks and wish me luck!! Thank you for the info! And is it possible to continue the leg of the jean to get a full length vs. They hit about mid-calf with the cuff unrolled.
Or would it be better to use a slightly too snug pair of full length jeans and add a little extra to the side seams?
Find great deals on eBay for Mens Jeans Pattern in Sewing Patterns for Men's Clothing. Shop with confidence. Find great deals on eBay for pattern jeans. Shop with confidence. Skip to main content. eBay: out of 5 stars - Kwik Sew Mens Jeans Pants Sewing Pattern Sz S-XXL Waist 2 product ratings [object Object] $ Trending at $ Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. My sloper fit great and I didn't need to modify it to begin creating the jeans pattern. The book gives instructions for turning the sloper into a pattern, showing where to modify specific points on the sloper to create individual pattern pieces including pockets, yoke, waistband, fly, etc.