Jess jeans / #1401


4.50 out of 5

Finally, skinny jeans that flatter a womanly leg shape!

Jess jeans have a fitted thigh and are more relaxed below the knee, making your legs look slimmer and your figure more balanced.

A wide contoured waistband keeps your jeans on securely, while single welt pockets and a button fly front add stylish and a slightly rebellious touch. Zip fly closure option is also included.

This pattern comes with detailed illustrated sewing instructions.

Pattern pieces do not overlap, so tracing will not be necessary.

  • This is a multi-sized pattern in sizes 6 to 16. You get all sizes at once.
  • Printed pattern comes with printed sewing instructions.
  • The PDF (instant download) version of this pattern is available in the following formats:
    A4 or US Letter paper size (25 pages)

    A0 paper size (1 page)
    36″ plotter size (107 cm or 1.17 yd)
    Sewing instructions are also included (29 pages).




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Very close fitting


  • Flattering trouser leg shape
  • Button or zip front closure
  • Wide contoured waistband
  • Functional single welt front pockets with one decorative pocket at the back
  • Waistband edge is 7 cm (2 ¾”) below the natural waistline level

Recommended fabric

Woven fabric with 12.5% of crosswise stretch (denim, pleather) for closer fit or stable knits (such as ponte) for more comfort.

Finished garment measurements and fabric usage

1041 finished measurements table


Weight N/A


image(4) My version of Jess jeans in black pleather
jessj Liz H. and her Jess jeans




Skinny jeans and how to wear them

Choosing fabric for your Jess jeans

Back pocket bag sewing. The right way.

Jess jeans sew-along:

  1. Let’s get started
  2. Marking, cutting and interfacing
  3. Waistband
  4. Front pockets
  5. Back pocket
  6. Button fly and sewing fronts together
  7. Buttonholes and fly topstitching
  8. Sewing backs to fronts
  9. Sewing on the waistband
  10. Double buttons sewing and hem


2 reviews for Jess jeans / #1401

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great fit jeans. I made them in stretch velvet and think they look pretty good. I found the tips on the sew-along pages very useful and would refer back to the sew-along again. Hoping to make these again.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love this pattern! The fit and shape are like high end ready-to-wear. I used a stretch denim for my first pair and they are my new favorite jeans. My next pair will probably be in a black ponte knit for a dressier look. The sewing instructions are detailed and illustrated and are a pleasure to follow step by step during construction.

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