Five Must-Have Trouser Sewing Patterns, From Beginner Designs To The Perfect Jeans

Everything is pants at the moment, literally… We are all about wearing our smartest me-made trousers to add a touch of class to our outfit, whether we are at home or on the concrete catwalk pounding out our daily walk.

Trousers are a true wardrobe staple, whatever the weather, and here are our can’t-live-without cuts:

Carrie Trousers

Salma wearing the Carrie Trousers with a hot pink Roxy Jumper

The Carrie Trousers were made for times like these. They are loose-fitting through the leg and have an elasticated waistband, so are perfect for a comfy at-home outfit. We think of them like elevated jogging trousers. The Carrie Trousers are also a great make for trouser-making newbies, thanks to their simple construction. Trust us, once they are on, you won’t want to wear anything else!

Ultimate Trousers

Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers Sewing Pattern

You might think that trousers aren’t a quick make, but with our Ultimate Trousers, you’ll have a perfect pair whipped up in a few hours. The slim-fitting and ankle-grazing trousers are a timeless silhouette and are a must-make if it’s your first time sewing trousers. We’ll be showing ours off at the park for our weekend strolls.

Peggy Trousers

Sew Over It Peggy Trousers sewing pattern

If you’re looking to take your trouser construction skills to the next level, the Peggy Trousers are the pattern for you. The timeless paper bag style waist makes an oh-so-cute statement look, especially with a t-shirt (we love our Lucy!) or blouse (Anderson is our go-to) tucked in. And if you’re questioning their at-home comfort levels, don’t worry! The Peggy Trousers have an elasticated waistband making them sofa-suitable.

Nina Trousers

Nina Trousers sewing pattern :: Sew Over It

Swish about your home with the wonderfully wide-legged Nina Trousers. The high waisted trousers draw on vintage trouser styles but paired with a cute cropped jumper (like the Roxy for example) they can feel fabulously contemporary too. The Nina Trousers, complete with pleats, in-seam pockets and optional welt pockets, are the perfect pair for progressing your sewing skills.

Mia Jeans

Mia Jeans

Dare to denim with the Mia Jeans! This pattern, from our City Break eBook, is just the one for beginners to sewing jeans. The skinny jean cut is high-waisted and designed with a front fly and back pockets. A truly rewarding make, they are a pattern that can be worn day-in-day-out.
For more inspiration, take a look at our All-Year-Round Wardrobe Staples Pinterest Board