Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern - Print 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 pattern instructions are difficult to follow. Did not match up with illustrations. Did not make sense. Illustrations differed from one to the other. Took me four hours to figure out how to put the pockets in. Two hours on the zipper. Had to be ripped out completely at least once. I’ve made wedding dresses,prom dresses, christening Dresses, so I know what I’m doing when it comes to sewing. Other reviewer’s commented how easy it was to do at a workshop. Probably because they had someone who already made these pants explaining the process. Rather than trying to follow the written instructions. Now that they’re finally finished they do look nice. But it certainly was not worth the time and effort it took to make this pair of jeans.
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!