Ames Jeans


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Make a date with denim in the classic and versatile Cashmerette Ames Jeans: stretch jeans exclusively designed for curves.

When it comes to jeans, perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love by customizing your pattern using our interchangeable “apple” and “pear” pelvis pieces, and skinny and straight leg options.

These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. And hold the style together with a high rise, and a pocket stay for secret smooth shaping.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Two pelvis shape options, for “apple” or “pear” figures (see the instructions for how to choose your shape)
  • Two leg options: skinny or straight
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet to guide you no matter your sewing level

Want step-by-step help making your jeans? Check out our online workshop Jeans Making for Curves where Jenny Rushmore will take you through the whole process with confidence!

Product information




12-32 with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces, 32-52” waist and 42-62” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator.

RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Main: 9.5 - 12 oz stretch denim with at least 2% lycra and 10-15% crosswise stretch.

Lining: non-stretch cotton.

Interfacing: knit (stretch) or woven fusible, depending on preference for stretch in waistband. 

NOTIONS: Denim / jeans needle, topstitching needle (optional), regular thread, topstitching thread, 7" (18 cm) metal jeans zipper, 1 jeans button, 8 jeans rivets (optional). 

TOOLS: Point turner, hammer, awl (or nail), anvil (or other hard metal surface).  

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Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Nell K.
Thorough instructions

I made my first pair of jeans using the Ames pattern. I’m so pleased I had also purchased the video instructions as this made it so much easier! I enjoyed the construction process and appreciate the two body shapes included in the drafting.

Kristine Baugus
Loved it!!

So easy to follow and the instructional video made the entire process a snap. I would recommend purchasing the printed pattern and printing it yourself and cutting and pasting it together was a little tedious and time consuming.

Ames jeans

I have had this pattern for years but thought it would be too time consuming to make. I finally did and I have made 2 pair already. The directions are great, and it is a wonderful fit. LIZ

Carol Greene
Ames Jeans.

I love these jeans I have replaced all my store bought with the Ames. I have made at least 5 pair. They are much easier than I thought they would be. Directions are very clear.

Great Instructions, Great Fit

I have had this pattern for at least 2 years and finally got around to sewing them. Forgot to do my normal adjustments (raise backrise /shorten length) and even with that I achieve a really good fit. Instructions are really really good.