Nina Trousers PDF Sewing Pattern


The Nina Trousers are a beautifully classic pair of wide legged trousers. With their high, fitted waist they have a slight vintage feel, but made in a bold, swishy fabric they are equally on-trend and contemporary. Whether you’re working hard at the office, or relaxing on a summery city break, the Nina Trousers are versatile, fun to style and a true wardrobe workhorse.

Designed to sit on the natural waist, the Nina Trousers feature a straight waistband with a zip fly opening. The waist is shaped with pleats at the front, and double darts at the back. They have in-seam pockets, optional welt pockets at the back, and belt loops along the waistband. The legs fall from the hip for a lovely wide, floaty feel.

It’s a great pattern for those who have sewn their first pair of trousers and want to step their skills up a notch.

See what other people have been making in the Nina Trousers Gallery.

Sewing Level
The Nina Trousers are an intermediate level sewing pattern.

Fancy some extra help?
The Nina Trousers pattern is also available as part of our Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers online class, which comes with both video tutorials as well as illustrated written instructions.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Nina Trousers you’ll need a medium woven fabric with some drape, such as rio or triple crepe, lightweight wool and suitings. If you’d like a floatier pair of trousers, you can also try a lightweight crepe. To find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.

You will also need:

  • a regular 8″ zip
  • 1.1m of lightweight interfacing
  • 50cm of lining fabric (acetate or lightweight cotton will work well)
  • a trouser hook and bar

Fabric Requirements
The Nina Trousers PDF sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes 8-20. See the chart for details on fabric requirements.

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format)
  • fully-photographed printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The tiled print-at-home Nina Trousers PDF sewing pattern is 36 pages long (the US Letter Size version is 40 pages long).

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home. Simply download, print, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN WHICH YOU HAVE TO PRINT AT HOME. At the end of the checkout process you will receive an email with the link to your pattern and instructions.

Happy sewing!

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