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 also available as a PDF download.
Model notes: Our model is 5'-7" and is wearing a size 12.
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
I’ve been sewing for about three years and have been unable to move past the “advanced beginner” level. I’ve been wanting to up my sewing game, but I have great difficulty reading and understanding sewing directions. I’m definitely a visual learner. Enter the Ginger Jeans online course! It’s exactly what I needed for success.. I was able to complete a beautiful pair of jeans without even opening the directions. The are some small changes I will make next time, but hey...practice makes perfect! Thanks Closet Case for a great online course!
Jeans once were on my list of “never sew” items. So I settled for ill fitting pants. On a whim, after a particularly unpleasant jeans shopping trip I decided to give it a go. I’m so happy I did. After perfecting fit with a test muslin I made jeans that fit me well. No more hiking up. No more too short rise. No more gappy waist. I’m a convert. The directions are easy to follow and understand. I do recommend ordering the buttons and rivets from Closet Case. Worth the cost.
I haven't ise the pattern yet, but just a look and I love it. The envelope, the pamphlet, the illustration art are so beautiful. Now I need a good time to sew a great looking jean.
Pattern arrived earlier than anticipated and is easy to assemble. Pants fit great and I plan on making many more.
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.