Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern
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.
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
Model notes: Our model is 5'-7" and is wearing a size 12.
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.
- PT 1: Sourcing Denim
- PT 2: Sourcing Jeans Making Supplies and Hardware
- PT 3: Personalizing Your Jeans
- PT 4: Seams Finishes for Jeans
- PT 5: Fitting
- PT 6: Cutting and Prepping
- PT 7: Assembling Pockets
- PT 8: Sewing a Fly Front Zipper
- PT 9: Assembling the Back
- PT 10: Sewing Side Seams and Back Pockets
- PT 11: Sewing the Waistband
- PT 12: Back Pocket Placement
- PT 13: Belt Loops, Hems and Buttonhole
- PT 14: Installing Denim Rivets and Jeans Button
Related Sewing Tutorials
- Ankle Zipper DIY
- Tips and Tricks for Sewing Jeans Buttonholes
- Installing Hardware with a Rivet Press
- Repairing Jeans with Invisible Mending
- Visible Mending: Sashiko
- Choosing the Right Size When Making Jeans
- Alternative Waistband Method
- Common Jeans Fitting Adjustments
- How to Sew Flat Felled Seams
- Bias Bound Seam Finishes
Pattern Hacks & Inspiration
- Construction Details and Pretty Guts
- Inspiration for the Ginger Jeans
- Hacking a Ginger Jeans Skirt
- Tester Round-up
From the Closet Case Patterns Community
I had to modify slitly the cut to fit me perfectly but now I have made 5 pairs and super happy with them. I worked with a sew-along tuto on you-tube in French because the leaflet in English was a bit too technical for me given my poor level of English vocabulary. But it all turned out great. I used the high waist version while widening the ankles a bit. I now wish there were downloadable add-on patterns to make it a little « funkier » like different hip cuts or pocket shapes or diagonal zip fly...
Everything about this patter is AWESOME!! The instructions are clear and concise and the fit of these jeans is just wonderful.
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2020 is to make all my clothes and not purchase any ready-to-wear clothes for the entire year. I started with the Ginger Jeans, and I can say that I am pretty sure I will never purchase another pair of jeans again! The first pair I made, I realized early on that they were going to be a little big. But instead of altering, I decided to stick with the pattern exactly and follow Heather’s tutorial as closely as possible to get the techniques down. The pattern went together beautifully, and I found someone who absolutely loves the jeans. I went on to make a pair that fit me so well, I can’t wait to make more for every season (how many colors does stretch denim come in?). Thank you, Closet Case Patterns, for the great pattern and a fantastic on-line course. I’m now gearing up for the Jasika Blazer, and I’ll be looking for more patterns and classes in the future.
Just finished the low rise version in a black stretch denim. This is my second pair, and while I do love them and wear them, I think I prefer the high waist version. I did a Hong Kong seam finish which is beautiful. My next pair will be out of a cream stretch denim to go with my Sienna jacked. I make about 90 percent of my clothing now and Closet Case Patterns are my favorite!!
Love the pattern. They sewed up very well and I only had to adjust the size a wee bit across the hips. Used a size 12. .
Now finding time to sew up the Blazer pattern I ordered with it. Thank you
This is the first pair of jeans I've made and I wish I could show you all a picture but they are a bit too tight. The muslin I made was too baggy so I did some adjustments and used my good fabric and then they were too tight. Overall I love the jeans and will make more only in the correct size.