May 20, 2021

Sew Your Own Jeans with Resources from Cashmerette

At Cashmerette, we’re committed to stylish, well-fitting clothes for curvy sewists. That means we develop our patterns with special attention to fit and we publish awesome instructional content to make sure you have the information you need to sew them up successfully!

Perfectly fitting jeans for curves can be hard to find in the store. But no worries— you can make a completely customized pair for yourself using the Cashmerette Ames Jeans pattern! And if you’re wondering if you’ve got the skills to sew jeans- look no further.

We’ve gathered our best jeans-sewing tutorials and content right here in this post. So, if you’re interested in perfecting your sewing techniques, it’s the time to check out our online courses.

How to Choose the Right Size When Sewing Your Own Jeans

Cashmerette patterns are designed to give curvy sewists a head start on fit. Our Ames Jeans pattern is available in sizes 12-32 with two different pelvis fits included in the pattern. Perfecting a pattern for a pair of jeans that fit well will give you a big head-start on creating a me-made wardrobe.

  • We’ll get you set with a starting size using our size calculator.
  • Most people who sew for themselves need to grade between sizes- use this guide to grading between sizes on pants patterns to get the perfect fit on your jeans.
  • Unsure whether the Pear or Apple fit is best for your body? Read this post to choose the correct pelvis fit on the Ames jeans.

Supplies and Construction Tips for Sewing Your Own Jeans

Sewing your own jeans can seem intimidating at first, but it’s not hard when you get some guidance from an expert. The denim that’s most commonly used for modern jeans isn’t terribly thick, so contrary to popular belief- most machines can handle making a pair of jeans.

The trickiest bit of construction on jeans is the fly front—but in this excerpt from the Jeans Making for Curves class, Jenny demystifies the process. You’ll be on your way to finishing your jeans in no time! Sign up for the class to view all the lessons!

And what’s a pair of jeans without some signature topstitching? Topstitching is both functional and decorative—and when you nail it, it makes your jeans look designer-level instead of homemade. Read this post on how to get the best results when topstitching your jeans.

Before you go all in on sewing your jeans, make sure you have the right tools and notions on hand! We carry Ames Jeans Notions kits in our shop, which will take care of zippers, thread, rivets, buttons, and needles. But don’t miss our post on Jeans Sewing Supplies— just to make sure you’re not stuck in the middle of the project without something you need. Did you know it’s nice to have a hammer on hand? Yeah- who knew!

Preview the Cashmerette Jeans Making for Curves Workshop

If you’re ready to learn some new skills and sew a well-fitting, beautifully constructed pair of jeans, check out the Jeans Making for Curves Workshop. After purchase, you have access to the class whenever, wherever and forever!

Have you made a pair of jeans? What was the most helpful tool you used while making them? Tell us in the comments!

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