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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S.M.
Ames Jeans and the fit

I have been looking for a long time for Jeans to make for myself. I am a larger women and patterns in my size are hard to come by. This Pattern was fantastic. The fit is wonderful. The cut is flattering. I am looking forward to making many more in various stretch bottom weight fabrics.

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Excellent, clear instructions, and jeans that fit!

A wonderful pattern because one can choose a pelvis shape and a leg style and customize the jeans to fit as desired. I just made my first pair, graded between 3 sizes and am delighted with how well they went together. The pattern instructions are clear and concise, but I highly recommend signing up for the workshop video. Jenny is an excellent teacher, all of the steps are clearly described and demonstrated, and the tips she gives for what NOT to do are as valuable as the ones she gives for how to do. It was a pleasure sewing along with her.

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K.K.
Ames Jeans - the best jeans I've ever worn

I really love the pattern, it‘s easy to follow the instruction. The best is the choice between apple and pear pelvis - I chose the pear, no changes needed.
I would like to have an expantion for a bootcut leg.

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R.S.
Good attempt at fitting...

With jeans/trousers it's difficult to take any pattern and not perform a complete fitting. The Ames pattern offers a limited ability to work with shape, I chose a curvy, but my backside is a funny shape so I had to make several muslins before getting the right shape

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L.B.
Actual jeans first try

I made jeans that fit. First try. Without having to alter the pattern at all. This has never happened. And no one has mentioned them or said ‘did you make that?’ Because they just look like ‘real’ jeans.