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Men's Straight Leg Jeans

Added Nov 22, 2010

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made these jeans from Kwik Sew 2123, an out-of-print pattern from the Nineties I bought online. They were fun to make and I love the fit. Lots of topstitching, which I do primarily on my Singer 15-91 straight stitch machine, using the inside right edge of my straight stitch foot to do the outer row of stitching, and using the wider left edge of my presser foot as a guide the second row of stitching. Still need to hem; I’ll wash them a few times first in case they shrink.

More info and pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.


Material Notes

I used dark blue, stiff, cotton denim with no Spandex (which I don’t like in pants).




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Nov 23, 2010, 10.50 PMby corinneski

    Wow! Fab job. I guess if enough of us lobby KwikSew we might be able to get them to reprint 2123 and add some women’s jeans and jeans skirts.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 04.05 PMby Peter Lappin

    Thanks for the comments, everybody!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 10.01 AMby zaarissima

    Wow! It is perfect!!! Chapeau!!!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 02.54 AMby tudorrose69

    Sexy! (and the pants aren’t bad either!)

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    Nov 22, 2010, 10.35 PMby petester

    I have that pattern somewhere in all the boxes of patterns I have.I’ll have to try and find it.Looks Awesome

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    Nov 22, 2010, 09.44 PMby tamsinwp

    Great looking jeans and very good topstitching. They are fab!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 09.42 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Very nice work. Nice to have the opportunity to wash them a few times before hemming. One of the benefits of sewing it yourself!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 08.11 PMby wzrdreams

    Those jeans are so HOT! Your workmanship is impeccable! I agree, some rivets would be a nice added touch. I bet you could get them installed at Daytona Trim or the other snap shop on 39th st.

    PS. I love the picture with the striped cardigan.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 07.12 PMby elguanche

    very nice… but I woul add some rivets to get a real Jeans look

    so long Basti

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.57 PMby smallone

    ah your usual perfection – these are great!! I’d say better than store bought….As one plauged by a mediocure top stitch, I’m curious…..just how do you get that top stitching soooo perfect??

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.09 PMby groovymama

    As Ralf says – great fit. You look good together, you and your new pants. Great job, Peter :-)

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.07 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    great fit and i love your topstiching! you do it so accurat and well. chapeau!!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.02 PMby kelepso

    Wow! AND it’s a quick sew project!

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