But are they worth it? You can buy jeans pretty cheap at most kids clothing stores, so you may wonder if it make sense to make jean. I (Major Moma) did not feel like making any one year for my daughter and Old Navy had their back to schools sales with $10 jeans. How could I pass that up? Well, the first day my daughter wore a pair that I bought, she went riding on her bike and fell; the knee in those jeans had a huge rip in it. On day one. Isn't that supposed to be the beauty of denim, its strength and durability?
I have made several pairs of jeans for my son and a few for my daughter and the fabric at Joanns (not a retailer known for its high end fabrics) is a high enough quality that it takes a lot of abuse to wear them out.
So it may be worth it to you to sew jeans. But what patterns to use? Sew Cool has reviewed a couple patterns and so you can see what we think of some options.
|Ottobre 3/2010 by Land of KA|
|Burda Kids 9500|
Below is a roundup of various patterns, some I have sewn and some that I have seen around on the internet.
|Slim Jim Pants by Felicity|
|Burdastyle corduroy pants 11/2013|
|Only up to size 10; but Peek-a-Boo skinny jeans|
have great reviews.
|Burdastyle Boy's corduroy pants 08/2013|
|small fry skinny jean|
And now that you see some options, we would like all of you to show the jeans patterns that you love and share your experiences. We have a special linky party open just for jeans and pants. Please link up any jeans patterns that you have sewn for your tween or at least the pattern has tween sizes.