Legato Jeans

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Legato Jeans
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All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

You’ve found your favorite pair of jeans! The Legato Jeans are a straight leg, mid-rise jean hitting at the ankle. These jeans are meant for denim with just a touch of stretch. The rise is meant to hit at or just below the belly button. Pleasantly fitted in the waist, hips and thigh, falling straight to the ankle. This classic jeans styling with zip fly is so fun to create and make your own with details like rivets and topstitching. This is a great project for beginner and advanced sewists alike that want something a little more challenging but SO rewarding!

Legato Jeans Features:

  • Meant for denim with ~1-3% spandex/elastane
  • Curvy and straight waistband options
  • Full and flat butt adjustments
  • Details like topstitching, rivets and metal button closure

Sizes: 0-32 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on three A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files. Note that each rise is a separate file.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

Check out the on-demand course that goes with the Legato Jeans. This course is the perfect companion, especially those new to sewing jeans. The course will walk you through every step of the way. Watch it in chunks or binge it all at once. No expiration or limits.


The Legato Jeans pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Legato Jeans pdf sewing pattern contains 3 views: petite, standard and tall
  • Straight leg, mid-rise jean hitting at the ankle
  • Curvy and straight waistband options
  • Full and flat butt adjustments included
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • Cutting guide
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations and photos
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses

Size chart

Fabric requirements

Line drawing

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9 reviews for Legato Jeans

  1. Susan Wilbur (verified owner)

    I made my first pair of jeans!! And they fit!!! I was always too intimidated to make pants with a fly front but it was quite simple – I just took it step by step. I love the topstitching and rivet details. On my next pair, I want to try some decorative stitches on the back pockets. Great pattern, Love Notions!

  2. geraldine.gasson55 (verified owner)

    Have always wanted to make some jeans & after reading all the positive reviews I thought I would give them a try.
    I loved the whole process, following the very good instructions, doing a zip fly & especially the top stitching. On the whole very rewarding, and they are a great fit.
    I have now made 2 pairs

  3. Caren Augsburger (verified owner)

    Woohoo! ???? This pattern made one of my dreams come true. I made real jeans with rivets and topstitching. They fit and look great. My daughter said, “Wow, Mom, they look legit!” So I made two more and have more fabric waiting to become number 4. I purchased the class also. Very helpful.

  4. recowan48 (verified owner)

    I’m new to Love Notions Patterns, but not to sewing. The instructions in these patterns are easy to
    follow. Installing the zipper was a breeze per their directions. This pattern is well thought out. Measurements are right on. I really like that they give different inseams for different types of bodies.

  5. Hannah Hamermesh (verified owner)

    I have made 3 of these so far! Love this pattern!

  6. meg green (verified owner)

    Made my first pair of legato jeans and they fit great! The fly sewing is one of the easiest I’ve used!

  7. Kristi Craft (verified owner)

    I’ve always wanted to make myself jeans. I tried the Legato pattern and fell in love. My first pair of jeans and they fit well. I was shocked. Jeans don’t have to be difficult to make. I would highly suggest you try this pattern. I will definitely be making more jeans in the future.

  8. Brigetta Wilmot (verified owner)

    I just love this pattern so much. I have made 3 already and my latest one is the one that fits the best. The first 2 I made were not the correct fit for me, but this was entirely my own fault. I made the tall pattern even though I am fit into the standard size, the length was perfect for me, but the rise was too long. The 2nd pair I used the standard pattern and it fit perfectly all over, but was not long enough for my liking (once again nothing to do with the pattern, completely the nut behind the sewing machine. The latest pair are by far the best ones and the only adjustments I made was the length as I do not like ankle length jeans (which is the design of this pattern). I am going to be making another pair soon with a slightly stretchier denim as I prefer having a little more give than the previous pair. As a rule all LN pants patterns seem to suit my figure well and I don’t really have to make any adjustments. I definitely recommend this jeans pattern

  9. christinemoore38 (verified owner)

    I am super excited because I am currently sewing my first pair as I follow along on the class. I can’t wait to see how they turn out. The class instructions is making it so easy to follow the process. I

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