Men’s jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

Kwik Sew 3504

I made a new pair of jeans for my husband! I usually use Pumila Men’s Jeans pattern (from A Japanese shop, now closed), but I wanted to try other pattern. This is Kwik Sew 3504, from the pattern envelope: “Men’s jeans have fly zipper, waistband with belt carriers, back yoke, back patch pockets, front pockets, a coin pocket, and topstitching detail. View A legs are straight cut and View B are boot cut.” .

Unlike his previous jeans where I made muslin first, this time I just dived into the precious denim with bravery (I don’t like making muslins!). The denim was bought in Okadaya, Shinjuku. It has interesting herringbone pattern that gives the fabric a rather stripy texture. I cut view B, the boot cut, in size M without alteration at all.

The rivets are from a Japanese online shop, Citron Jeans. I’m very happy to find this shop because it means I don’t have to spend a hefty amount for shipping fee if I bought them from overseas. Of course I can buy them in Shinjuku, but a trip there means 1-2 hours train trip. My package from Citron Jeans reached me just one day after I placed the order. They also have jeans making kit with enough fabric for one pair of jeans, belt loops, zipper or button fly, label, and tag. I bought one kit for my husband’s next pair. The site is entirely in Japanese, but Google translate make everything better!
Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)
Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

Back to Kwik Sew 3504! I’ve read the reviews that praise the instructions, and they are indeed very good! I especially love the zipper fly instructions, it’s a bit different that I usually do but so easy. I will make my fly this way from now on.
Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)
Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)
Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

The fit is spot on. I’m very happy with it because I did a lot of alteration when I made his first jeans with Pumila pattern. My husband said this is the most comfortable jeans he had ever wear. Of course it doesn’t mean that one is better than the other. I noticed that the Kwik Sew pattern has more curves around the crotch than the Pumila one, so it is just that my husband’s body type is more suitable with Kwik Sew than Pumila.

Making jeans is kind of a big project for me with the thick fabric, pants fly, the topstiching details, rivets and button, but I really like it! I enjoy concentrating on all the details and feel myself immersed. I also found out that I love sewing with non-stretch thick denim like this but I prefer to wear stretch jeans for myself. For my self satisfaction, I’ve already planned to make another pair for my husband. Isn’t it great? I look like a devoted wife putting all the her time and energy into her husband’s pair of jeans while actually I’m just enjoying myself! \(^_^)/

Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504) Men's jeans (Kwik Sew 3504)

Pattern is Kwik Sew 3504 view B, size M.

Anyway, this is how his Pumila jeans look right now after two years of wearing. I like all those fade marks!

Pumila Men's Jeans Pumila Men's Jeans Pumila jeans, 2 years later Pumila jeans, 2 years later

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  • Hey, I love these pants. Great job! I made these same pair of pants, but with different material. You are right, they do fit very well, and can be altered every so slightly to fit.

    Check out my version at

    • Yours are looking great! I need to make another pair for my husband πŸ™‚

  • Amy

    Novita, these are really great! I love seeing the worn-in pair as well. My husband keeps asking me to make him a pair, too. I think I might have to take apart an old pair since he is so tall. But I am inspired by all your details. I too get lost in making things with lots of details; it is a real pleasure.

  • those jeans are just perfect! I am impressed by how you managed to sew the belt loops just like they do on store-bought jeans. What machine settings did you use? Even those little triangle details…superb!

    • All the topstitching are using thread #30 and 3.5 stitch length. The reinforcement stitch is zigzag stitch set on 1.5 in width and 0.3 in length. I stitched very slowly because sometimes the layers are so thick!
      I collected pictures of jeans and details from the internet before I decided on the details. Glad that you like them!

  • wow! These look really professional. The top stitching is super neat! Just. Wow.

  • They look fantastic! Great job!

  • Those look awesome, the denim is really fab, and good for you for just jumping in and making them up – muslins are no fun anyway. With jeans, sometimes you can’t really tell if they fit nicely until 20 or so washes anyway. I LOVE how the old jeans look now, they are just perfectly worn in.

  • It’s good to enjoy and love what we’re doing, the jeans looked great and pro. Do you have tutorial to attach rivet buttons to jeans? Hope one day I can make it for hubby and my children too! πŸ™‚

  • Kathy

    Oh my, I recently bought that pattern to make jeans for my teenage boys! I’m glad it went well and they look great. Since you made the medium without alterations, would you mind sharing what his ready to wear waist and inseam would be? Thank you.

    • He usually wear size 32 and 32 inch inseam πŸ™‚

      • Kathy

        Thanks. Perfect. That’s my one son’s exact size. So I think I’ll sew up a pair of mediums while he is at camp and hope for he best.

  • They look so professional. All that lovely top-stitching.

  • Maaike

    Those jeans are amazing! You are a sewing rock star! Jean making scares me, but maybe I’ll start by buying the pattern…. A trip to the sewing store is always good! πŸ™‚

  • Love these!! Really well done! I had to call my husband over to check them out because he has been on my case to make him a pair. These look awesome!

  • Kim

    They look awesome! The pocket looks very professional with all the details and the rivets.. Great job!

  • These look fabulous! I love them! They look so professional!

  • wow! these are impressive! i’ve only dabbled in jeans-making, and i secretly enjoy the process as well. love the rivets, they add a super professional touch!

  • Sooo professional made – you are very inspiring.

  • Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing! I don’t know that I’d ever be game enough to attempt a pair of jeans but this post really makes me want to try. One day πŸ˜‰

  • It’s a win-win situation then, if you enjoy making them and he enjoys wearing them! What could be better?! All of the details look so perfect- I’m amazed… and also a bit envious of your handiwork πŸ™‚

  • These look really great… you’ve done a good job. I really like that herringbone denim. I love the little tag too.

  • Wow, these look so good! I am very impressed with your jeans making skills πŸ™‚ I want to make some for myself but I am starting with some regular trousers and working my way into jeans.

  • LOVE these jeans! I make my own jeans, but so far have not made any for my husband. It is on my list of things to do tho, and I think I have this same pattern. Nice, nice job – your husband is a lucky man!