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Heroine Jeans Pattern - PDF LINK

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The Heroine jeans are fitted to the waist with a straight, generous leg and a healthy turn up. 

Skill Level: Advanced

This is a multi-sized paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 6-18. 1.5cm [5/8"]seam allowances are included in the pattern unless stated otherwise. 

Recommended Fabric8-12oz non stretch denim (up to 14oz with a heavy duty machine)

Materials Needed:

  • Matching thread
  • 17.5cm [7″] metal jeans zip
  • 1 x button approx. 18mm
  • Jeans needle
  • Large eye sewing needle
  • Plain cotton fabric for pocket bags
  • Heavy duty contrast thread/top stitching thread
  • Matching standard contrast thread (to use in bobbin)

This is a pattern that we would advise making a toile first, firstly to adjust the fit if needed but secondly to familiarize with the pattern instructions. We have not used a traditional run and fell jeans seam, we have chosen instead to topstitch the seam, which is easier to achieve on a domestic machine. We have found that a heavy duty thread rather than a topstitch thread gives a more authentic look to the topstitching and is easier to use. You may find that you get a better stitch using a matching standard ‘sew all’ thread in the bobbin. 

A note about pre-washing your denim-

We recommend pre-washing your denim before sewing. Putting a large piece of medium-heavy weight denim into the washing machine can sometimes lead to white creases in the denim, this is because it is a stiff fabric so it doesn’t have room to move around. We recommend doing the following to help this not to happen:

  • Wash your denim on its own for the first wash. You don’t need to use detergent if you don’t want to.
  • Wet the fabric first before putting it into the drum.
  • If you can break up your denim fabric into half this will help. Or if you have your pattern already you may be able to break it into smaller parts by looking at the lay plan – leave some wiggle room!
  • For the first wash use a delicate 30 degree cycle with a low spin.
  • If any white creases develop ironing whilst still damp will help.
  • Do not tumble dry.

When you have made the jeans we would recommend washing them inside out.

  Size 6 Size 8 - 12 Size 14 - 18
83cm [33"] wide 2.45M [2.7 yds]
2.60M [2.9 yds]
3.00M [3.3yds]
120cm [47"] wide without nap 2.15M [2.4 yds]
2.45M [2.7 yds] 2.65M [2.9 yds]
140cm [55"] wide without nap 1.50M [1.7 yds]
1.90M [2.1 yds]
2.40M [2.6 yds]
150cm [59"] wide without nap 1.45M [1.6 yds]
1.55M [1.7 yds]
2.05M [2.25 yds]
Pocket fabric 110-150cm [43"-59"] wide 0.30M [0.3 yds]
0.30M [0.3 yds] 0.30M [0.3 yds]
  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Waist 69cm 73cm 77cm 82cm 87cm 92cm 97cm
Hip 98cm 102cm 106cm 111cm 116cm 121cm 126cm
Length inc waistband 110cm 110.8cm 111.5cm 112.3cm 113cm 113.8cm 114.5cm
  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18
Waist 61cm/24" 65cm/25.5" 69cm/27" 74cm/29" 79cm/31" 84cm/33" 89cm/35"
Hips 86cm/34" 90cm/35.5" 94cm/37" 99cm/38.75" 104cm/41" 109cm/43" 114cm/44"
Bust 78cm/30.75" 82cm/32.25" 86cm/33.75" 91cm/35.75" 96cm/37.75" 100cm/39.25" 106cm/41.75"

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