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So you wanna know about Jeans sewing patterns?

With the release of the new Crescendo Pull On Jeans (see image below comparing leg styles), we thought it might be helpful to compare and contrast ALL the sewing patterns we offer that can go the “jeans” route.

This blog contains a listing of all the “jeans” patterns, features, fabric recommendations, fit descriptions, and leg styles. Keep in mind that anything is possible with sewing, so these are really the most common options – though the sky’s the limit!

Your "Jeans" sewing pattern options



Wide leg crops or shorts, exposed button fly.

Legato Jeans

Classic straight leg, also has sewing course available

Largo Cargos

Faced waistband, straight leg, utilitarian

Crescendo Jeans

Pull on, comfortable with wide waistband, four leg styles


Light weight, perfect for spring and summer, use chambray for relaxed a "jeans" look

Let's compare

Hope that was helpful! If you have any other questions, about jeans sewing, these patterns, or anything else feel free to drop a comment. And if you’d like to learn more about our most recent release, check this video for even more than the pattern listing can describe!


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Join the discussion 12 Comments

  • Sandra Clements says:

    For the crescendo, which leg option would work best for a cropped pant?

    • Tessa says:

      I would do a skinny version – though straight could work well too! I would not do a flare or bootcut with a crop 🙂

  • Rena McLendon says:

    I know 2” elastic is required for the waist, but what kind of elastic? There seem to be a lot of different kinds.

    • Jess says:

      2″ knit elastic is recommended, but whatever you have on hand will work. I would “try it on” before inserting to make sure it’s a good length for you, especially if you use a stiffer woven elastic.

  • Rena McLendon says:

    I meant for the Crescendo jean…

  • Ruth says:

    This has to be one of the best emails/posts I’ve seen in the last year! Whomever requested these comparisons, please give them a cookie! Bravo, super helpful!!! I’d already decided to make jeans from the Largo pattern but flare the legs a bit starting at mid thigh and you’ve just confirmed that’s workable.

  • Trish says:

    Hi I have a large droopy tummy but slim legs. What style would you recommend. Thanks

    • Jess says:

      I, personally, think you can rock any style! The flare and bootcut, though, may help balance your silhouette. Whichever you would feel most confident in is the “best” option!☺️

    • Jess says:

      Whichever style you feel most comfortable in. I have a similar build (tho my legs aren’t super skinny but smaller than my waist/hip sizes!) and I prefer flare or bootcut for pairing with tops, but skinny for pairing with tunics or layered looks with a cardi or blazer. I’m personally not a fan of straight leg, but so many others rock the look!

  • Trish says:

    Which style suits big tummy slim legs

  • Sue M. Siko says:

    Thanks for the exciting video on the crescendo jeans. I love pull on jeans and need to replace my old worn jeans. I have never sewn one of your patterns
    and am looking forward to making an enjoying wearing them. Thanks for listening to the users of your patterns to improve and perfect this pattern.

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