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Ames Jeans Kit

Sew a timeless wardrobe staple for full 'me made' outfits with Septembers g&g Sewing Society kit! It includes everything you need to make an amazing pair of Cashmerette Ames Jeans!

Sewing your own jeans will give you a daily staple in your handmade wardrobe that you can wear again and again! It really is a liberating sewing challenge that will change your jeans wearing experience forever - say goodbye to ill-fitting, shop bought jeans and make a pair for your own amazing, unique body!

The Ames are a high rise denim classic with all the features you'd expect from the ultimate pair of jeans including a pokcet stay for secret smooth shaping!

The resounding feature being the customisable size options tailored for either apple or pear pelvis proportions with two leg options - skinny or straight.

We have sourced the most amazing stretch denim for this project direct from the Cone Mills Factory. Their denim is renowned for it's superior quality and, the stretch denim in particular for it's special 'S-gene' spandex - believed to be the best for comfort and recovery, making baggy knees a thing of the past!

The denim comes in a raw form and will naturally fade and develop character and wear in over time. For this reason some photographs have been included in the gallery of a pair of jeans, using this denim, that have been worn in through frequent wearing and washing over a 3.5 month period.

The size range for this pattern is US 12-32. There are two 'pelvis' options that offer different proportions/ratio between the hip and the waist - the 'pear' shape and the 'apple' shape.

Please note that the waist and hip range goes from waist 32"-52" and hip 42" - 62".

  • The PDF digital file for the Cashmerette Ames Jeans* (Size range: US 12-32 Waist 32" - 52", Hip 42" -63") *The link to the PDF instruction booklet and information on how to access your PDF files for all sizes will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of the Cashmerette Ames Jeans * All sizes and variations included.
  • Fabric - 4.8m of raw Cone Mills 12oz selvedge stretch denim. Composition 87% Cotton, 11% Polyester and 2% S-gene Spandex. Width 31"/78cm.
  • 0.6m of navy 100% cotton pocket lining
  • 0.5m of interfacing
  • 1 reel Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread (shade 339)
  • 1 reel contrasting Gutermann Denim Top stitching thread in a dusky orange colour (shade 2040)
  • Prym Denim Sewing Machine Needles
  • Prym bronze finish Rivets
  • Prym bronze finish star circle jeans buttons
    (Both the rivets and button can be easily attached with a hammer or with the Prym Vario Pliers - linked below!)
  • YKK antique bronze metal toothed zipper with contrasting zip tape.Sew in
  • woven label - Made by me with g&g

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to Laurens exclusive YouTube video series of 7 videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions. This in-dept additional instruction will give you lots of additional help, support and advice to help you get a great, professional looking finish on your project.

She shares her personal hints and tips including guidance on denim care, how to choose a size and baste fit, cutting out and preparing to sew, getting professional looking top stitching, sewing on the fly front, how to apply the denim hardware and much much more.

The series 7 of videos has over 1.5 hours of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the videos will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference.

  • You will also receive a 20% discount code to use against the Cashmerette 'Jeans Making for Curves' online sewing workshop.
  • Get access to a special live jeans making Q&A with Lauren and Layla through the private Sewing Society Facebook group on Friday 24th September at 8pm UK time.Cut into your A0 print out worry free, no tracing needed! If you
  • feel like you need another copy we can print you one for FREE through our A0 printing service! (A saving of £7.80!)
  • Free UK shipping (International shipping costs vary depending location).

This pattern is aimed at the intermediate level. It's probably best if you have made trousers before, even simple ones that don't have a fly. There is a lot of help and support for making your own jeans so be confident and go for it!

To complete this project you'll need a basic sewing tools, find out what Lauren recommends in this article.

You'll need a regular sewing machine. An Overlocker is useful but not essential.

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