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You will need:

  • Your Éléonore Pull-On Jeans Pattern cut in your main fabric (stretch woven)
    (do not trace/cut original front yoke (piece B))
  • The 4-page Pocket Add-On (pocket facing and pocket lining)
  • Lining fabric
    (a lightweight woven fabric - have fun with funky fabric scraps you have in your stash!)
  • The usual hardware
    (scissors, pins, iron, thread (we use topstitching thread as needle thread with matching regular thread in the bobbin for this tutorial)

    Buy the Jeans Pattern      Buy the Add-On

Let's sew!

Assembling the pockets (replaces steps 17-21 from the original instructions)

1- Finish the curved edge of your pocket facings with an overlock (serger) or zigzag stitch and press flat:

2- Pin the WRONG SIDE of the facings to the WRONG SIDE of the lining, matching notches and corners. Stitch 5 mm (1/4'') from curved edge:

3- Fold pocket lining in half, wrong sides together, to create the bottom crease:

4- Pin WRONG SIDE of lining to RIGHT SIDE of front, matching notches, and stitch 1 cm (3/8'') from edge:

5- Trim and clip in the curve up to, but without cutting, the thread:

6- Understitch (bring seam allowance towards lining and stitch, taking in all the layers):

7- Turn right side out and topstitch.


La French seam (for a sturdy pocket and clean finish)

8- Bring right sides of inside edge together and stitch 3 mm (1/8'') from edge. Trim the seam allowance at 2 mm. 

9- Turn right side out, make sure your corner is nice and clean, stitch on right side, 5 mm (1/4'') from edge to enclose the previous seam.

10- Align all edges together and baste top and side edges. 

 Voilà! You can keep assembling your jeans following the regular instructions :)

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