Men’s Denim Pants

Men's Jeans Men's Jeans

A new pair of pants for my husband that I finished last week. The pattern is Men’s Jeans from Pumila, a Japanese pattern shop, with the same alteration as his previous jeans. The fabric is 8 oz Indigo denim by Robert Kaufman from Whipstitch fabrics, one of my Spring Top prizes.

Men's Jeans Men's Jeans

Since the weight of the fabric is only 8 oz, the pants are quite thin. I forgot to take this into account and didn’t interface the waistband. As a result, the waist area got a little bigger after a while and is not as snug as before. I think I will take it apart and fix it later. But other than that, my husband said that the pants, especially the fabric, are really comfortable. The fabric is 100% cotton as well, so this pair of pants is perfect for these hot and humid summer days.

Men's Jeans Men's Jeans

Prym rivets and jean buttons
Prym rivets and jean buttons

I use Prym rivets and jean buttons on this jeans. They come as kits pictured here, you make a hole on the jeans, put the rivet and the backing through the hole and hold them with the white plastic thing. Then you just pound the white plastic thing with a hammer.

These Prym kits are very practical, but I find the rivets and button styles are a bit limited. Next time I will try ordinary rivets and use heavier fabrics. Although my husband feels that the pants are comfortable, I think I prefer the look of heavier denim fabric.

Pattern is Men’s jeans from Pumila (paper pattern), altered.
Fabric is 8 oz Indigo denim by Robert Kaufman from Whipstitch fabrics


While we’re in the subject of making jeans, this is how Roy makes real jeans, found via Nikkishell:

Roy’s Jeans – Video by Self Edge from Self Edge on Vimeo.

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  • Those are a nice pair or jeans you made there 🙂
    And omg that video was epic!

  • I cant belive:) I think this is a real jenas for your’s husband.
    video is awesome:D

  • Novita, are there any patterns that are comparable that you’d recommend for sewing men’s jeans? I’ve been searching online and so far, nothing. Any recommendations?

    • verypurpleperson

      I’ve only used this Pumila pattern, so I’m not really qualified to recommend anything. But I see that lots of people have used Kwik Sew 3504 with good result. I suggest that you check Male Pattern Boldness Jean Sew Along on Flickr to see what pattern other people have used. Hope that helps!

  • The jeans look great! I enjoyed the Roy video too.

  • JJ

    Only one thing I have to say, the wonderful pants you make your husband ARE *real* jeans. Great job.

    • verypurpleperson

      Aww thank you! ^_^

  • Bri

    These jeans are top notch, and look great!