Ames Jeans

  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern
  • Ames Jeans PDF pattern

Ames Jeans

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Make a date with denim in the classic and versatile Ames Jeans. These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. When it comes to jeans, perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love tailored for apple or pear shapes, with two leg options - skinny or straight. Hold the style together with a high rise and pocket stay for secret smooth shaping. 

SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZING: 12 to 28, with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces. 

In the photos, Dawn (red hair) is wearing the pear + straight legs, and Jenny (blonde hair) is wearing the apple + skinny legs. 

RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Main: 9.5 - 12 oz stretch denim with at least 2% lycra. 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). 

USE THE DROPDOWN MENU ABOVE TO ORDER EITHER A PRINTED PATTERN, WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS, OR A PDF PATTERN, WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED.

PDF PATTERN:

The PDF comes as files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs

Instructions: 18 pages (4.5 MB) 

Print at Home Pattern pieces: 70 pages (2 MB) - note there is a guide in the instructions for only printing the pages you need. 

Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 3 pages (1.5 MB)

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Customer Reviews

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K.P.
Great pattern

The pattern is well drafted, the instructions are clear and I can't believe that I just made a pair of jeans that fit with minimal alterations.

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J.C.
Fantastic pattern and “Jeans Making for Curves” class

I used this pattern along with Jenny’s “Jeans Making for Curves” online class and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product! Thank you for a truly fantastic pattern that fits beautifully!!!

M
M.P.
Do not hesitate!

I was thrilled with this pattern. The pear/apple options are unique and really help with getting a good fit. The instructions are incredibly clear and detailed and, although there are a lot of steps, I think even an adventurous beginner should ‘have a go’! I have made one pair and just bought fabric for three more...what more can I say?

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A.F.
4/5

Went by measurements and compared with a well fitting pair that I own but they were still too snug. (I used a 2% stretch twill) Disappointing, so will size up and try again. Love the zipper application video. It is the easiest and most professional application I've ever used - and I've tried many. That zipper technique is now my Holy Grail for zippers. Thank You!

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A.B.
Jeans that fit!

The Ames Jeans pattern has really clear instructions. The zip fly and pockets are done easily and step by step - I have finally made a pair of jeans to fit my pear shape, first go, no alterations!