Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern
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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.
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Ginger is available as an instant gratification PDF (with copyshop and print at home files), or as a beautifully printed pattern. See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here. Both versions feature our meticulously written and easy to follow instructions, designed to give everyone beautiful results regardless of skill level.
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
Copy Shop (36"x48" / A0): 3 pages
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
The Ginger pattern is the bomb! I made the high rise view and sailed through the pattern. For years, a fly front has intimidated the daylights out of me and Ginger's directions made it a cinch. I made the first pair out of a less expensive stretch denim sourced locally because I thought it would be more of a "muslin". I wore them to work yesterday and the gals did not believe I made them myself. I will make a couple of fit tweaks on the pattern the next time I make them, but these are my new favorite jeans.
They were my first pair of jeans and really fun to make!
I’ve made 2 pairs and love them! I’m going to adapt the pattern to fit my guy now.
I was intimidated by sewing jeans but after many good reviews and recommendations I decided to jump in. So far I’ve made this pattern 5 times most recently as knee length shorts. I love the instructions and recommend fitting adjustment tutorials. With each pair I’ve tweaked the fit until its pretty much perfect. I can’t stand ready to wear jeans now. Thanks for a great pattern and instructions!
These jeans fit right out of the box with no adjustments. The instructions were really easy to follow, and I was able to finish them in about a weeks worth of newborn naptimes I love them so much I immediately started on a pair of ginger flares.
I liked this pattern a lot. I've often had trouble fitting pants (small waist, not-small derriere and thighs), but View B, the high-waist skinny jeans didn't much tweaking to fit me.
The instructions are detailed and pretty clear, and in a nice little booklet. Some details are included that are not always provided in other patterns - e.g. what direction to press each seam. The size is pretty close to what's outlined on the pattern envelope. There are blogs on the Closet Case site that provide additional information on fitting, supplies, and some of the decisions such as whether or not to interface the waistband.
A few small quibbles: (a) The fly shield may need to be a bit wider than what's drafted. (b) Although the pattern doesn't say how much top stitch thread to buy, one of the blog entries suggested 200 yards, which is significantly more than necessary. I used about 40 yards (although I didn't do any extra top stitching, I also didn't leave any out)
I've never made jeans before, and found it easy to follow the pattern and get a good fit. I will definitely use this pattern again.