Women’s mid rise skinny jeans – free PDF sewing pattern

Skinny jeans free pdf sewing pattern

I am introducing a pattern for sewists with advanced skills – the mid rise skinny jeans. Although I think every wardrobe must have at least one pair of these jeans, in every possible color and wash, I still believe you can make good use of this pattern. Don’t just stick with denim fabric, try it with other materials, colors and prints, you will create something special just for yourself!

This is how my pattern looks like when finished:

As usual, my pattern is made in 10 sizes from XXS to 5XL so you may find a suitable size for yourself. If you are not sure which size suits you, take a look at the measurement table before doing anything here: SIZE GUIDE.

The pattern is made using layered PDF, please check for your desired size before printing so you won’t waste your paper. I have included a first page with many details about sizing and printing, so please first read the first page and make sure you know what size you need! If you still do not know how to print a layered PDF, please check for the printing instruction in this post: PRINTING GUIDE.

My patterns are now made in both A4/Letter paper and A0 paper format so you can print at home or at any print shop!

For home printers, you can print this using your home printer and either A4 or Letter paper. I calculated the printing area so that you will be able to use either type of paper to print the pattern out perfectly. Always print the first page first and check with the test square if you are printing at the right scale before you print out the whole pattern – avoid waste of ink and waste of paper, save the earth!

Some PC may print smaller than actual size even when you choose 100% scale – I don’t know why this problem exist, but my HP laptop cannot print true to size. I have to scale up to 103% to get the right size. You may need to check with your PC to see if it prints true to size, if not, scale up a bit.


You will need

  • Fabric of your choice. This pattern is made for thick and sturdy woven fabric that has some stretch. When you choose your fabric make sure to test the stretchiness, it should have at least 20% stretch to ensure comfortability when wearing the garment.
  • Some fusible interfacing
  • A pant zipper, should be at least 6 inches (15cm) long
  • Buttons
  • Scissors, pencil or fabric marker, ruler, pins
  • Sewing machine/Serger or needle and thread
  • Printed pattern

How much fabric do you need for this piece of garment? This garment is not going to need a lot of fabric. To be precise, you may need to check how much fabric you need before buying. It will depend on the selected pattern size, the width, and design of the fabric you plan to use. Just to be sure, print all the paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from 90 to 150 centimeters or 35 to 60 inches). Measure how much fabric you will need. Don’t forget to account for pieces that need to be cut multiple times and pieces that are cut on the fold.

Cutting instruction:

After printing out and taping all the pattern pages together, you will get something similar to this:

Skinny jeans free pdf sewing pattern

You will see that there are 2 sets of lines on each pattern piece. The inner lines are sewing line (and you sew along these lines), and the outer lines are cutting lines (you cut the fabric along these lines, remember the folding lines where you have to fold the fabric before cutting). The distance between sewing line and cutting line is seam allowance, and it varies from point to point. For example, the side seam allowance is about 1/2 inch (1.2cm), and seam allowance at hemline is 1 inch (2.5cm). This is the reason why I do not remove the sewing lines from the pattern. Please use it as a guide to know how much seam allowance you need to give at each seam.

The fabric will be cut into following pieces:

  • Front: cut 2
  • Back: cut 2
  • Back Yoke: cut 2
  • Front Waistband Right: cut 2 self fabric + 2 fusible interfacing
  • Front Waistband Left: cut 2 self fabric + 2 fusible interfacing
  • Back Waistband: cut 2 self fabric + 2 fusible interfacing on the fold
  • Back Pocket: cut 2
  • Front Pocket Patch: cut 2
  • Front Pocket Small: cut 2
  • Front Pocket Large: cut 2
  • Belt Carrier: cut 5
  • Zipper Flap: cut 2

Place the pattern pieces on the fabric, pin the pattern pieces to the fabric to secure them in place. Using sharp scissors, carefully cut out the fabric pieces along the outer lines of the pattern. Take your time to ensure precise and clean cuts, as this will affect the fit and overall appearance of your garment.

Make sure to mark all notches and other design features such as darts, pleats, draw marks etc. from the pattern pieces onto your fabric. When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they must match up.

Sewing instruction:

1. Serge/zig zag stitch the edges of the fabric pieces to prevent fabric from unraveling. Apply fusible interfacing to their corresponding pieces.

2. Stitch/embroider the curved lines on the Back Pocket pieces. Fold the top edge of the Back Pocket piece and stitch to hem the pocket opening. Fold the seam allowance of the Back Pocket piece and press. Place the Back Pocket and the Back Pant piece, both facing right side up. Match the pocket position on the Back Pant piece, pin and sew to attach the Back Pocket to the Back Pant.

3. Place the Back Yoke and Back Pant right side facing. Pin and sew to join.

4. Sew the Front Pocket to the Front Pant piece.

Place the Front Pocket Large and Front Pant right side facing, matching the pocket opening curve. Pin and sew to attach. Turn the Pocket piece over, topstitch to secure in place.

Place the Front Pocket Patch on top of the Front Pocket Small piece right side upward, pin and sew along the curved edge at the bottom end of the Pocket Patch.

Place the two pocket pieces right side facing, matching the edge. Sew along the pocket curve. Baste to hold the top and side edge of the pocket to the Front Pant.

5. Place Front Pant and Back Pant right side facing. Pin to sew the side seam and inseam of the pants.

6. Turn one leg inside out. Push it into the other leg, matching the crotch curve. Pin and sew the crotch curve.

7. Sew the front zipper. Refer to the videos for a few tips to sew fly front zippers HERE.

8. Place Front Waistband and Back Waistband right side facing. Pin and sew the side seams. Place the two joined waistband units right side facing, matching the seams and center, pin and sew around the waistband, leaving the bottom edge. Clip the corner, turn the piece inside out, topstitch the waistband.

9. Place the waistband facing the right side of the garment, pin and sew to join the waistband to the main garment.

10. Fold the Belt Carrier piece in half twice and stich to make a strip. Attach 5 pieces of Belt Carrier to the main garment.

11. Make button hole, attach button to the center front.

12. Hem the garment, give it a good ironing and you’re done.

And here is the download link:



To download just click on the link above and choose “Save link as”. The PDF file will be downloaded to your device.

Happy sewing! And don’t forget to share your project on my Facebook page: Tiana’s Closet Sewing Patterns


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