Men’s Denim Pants

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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.

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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.

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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!