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Top 10 Favourite Trouser Patterns


If you've been searching for the perfect trouser pattern to kickstart your next project, you're in the right place. We've compiled a list of our top 10 bestselling trouser sewing patterns. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced seamstress, these patterns will elevate your sewing game and help you create beautiful, tailor-made trousers that are uniquely yours.



1. Closet Core Patterns - Mitchell Trousers

The Mitchell trousers offer a contemporary twist to the classic pleated pants. Elegant yet comfortable, they come with distinctive features and are sure to become your favourite!
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: For a structured look: sturdy woven such as lightweight to midweight denimtwill and canvas, and midweight linencotton, and wool suiting.
For a softer look: midweight fabrics with drape, such as tencel twill, wool crepe, or silk noil.



2. Tessuti - Robbie Pants

The Robbie Pants are a comfortable and stylish option for summer wear. These pull-on pants feature an elasticized waist and straight legs, with a cropped length that hits above the ankle and practical patch pockets.
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabric: Use linen, lightweight woolcottonviscose and crepe.


3. Sew House Seven - Free Range Slacks

The Free Range Slacks offer casual, timeless comfort with a high-waisted design. Choose from wide or tapered legs, featuring an elastic waist, side panels, topstitched pockets, and optional back pockets.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Bottom weight fabrics with drape such as linencotton/linen blendscotton twilllinen/viscose blends, light to mid-weight denim, Tencel twill, cotton poplin, wool gabardine.



4. Named Clothing - Aina Trousers & Culottes

The Aina sewing pattern offers two versatile options: classic ankle-length trousers and trendy culottes. Both styles feature a slightly tapered, lightly fitted cut with a high rise, fly zipper closure, and front and back pockets.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Light to medium weight non-stretch trousering, or a fabric with approximately 5 - 10% stretch. Also Linen, hemp, cotton trouserings, and light denim.


5. Merchant & Mills - Eve Trouser

The Eve Trouser is a simple, cropped trouser pattern with a tapered leg and optional turn-ups. It features a side zip, two back pockets, and can be made with pleats or darts at the waist.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Medium woven fabrics such as cotton twilldenimcorduroy, light to medium weight woolslinen or tencel. Picking a thicker fabric like a canvas will give you a more structured shape.


6. True Bias - Lander Pants

The Lander pattern offers versatile options for both pants and shorts with a high waist and a classic button fly. The design includes front and back patch pockets, belt loops, and a straight fit through the legs.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Medium to heavy bottom weight fabrics with little to no stretch, such as twilllinencorduroy, and denim.


7. Maison Fauve - Brooklyn Trouser

The Brooklyn trouser boasts a wide cut, subtly high waist, and a sleek waistband for a stylish, sophisticated look. Its front stitched pleats are neatly complemented by an invisible side zip.
Difficulty: Advanced
Recommended Fabric: A medium weight soft fabric to achieve a nice fall. Or a slightly heavy viscosetencel twill, light woollinen or jacquard.


8. Megan Nielsen - Ash Jeans

Introducing the ultimate stretch jean pattern set, featuring four cuts in tall, regular, and cropped lengths. This set offers a comfortable rise and a snug fit through the waist and hips, complete with classic jeans detailing.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Stretch denim with at least 15-20% stretch.


9. Style Arc - Victor Woven Jean

Introducing the Victor Woven Jean pattern, a relaxed and stylish design that offers a comfortable fit. The jeans sit effortlessly on the waist, thanks to the thoughtfully shaped band.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabric: Denimdrillcotton or any woven fabric suitable for pants.



10. Cashmerette - Meriam Trousers

The Meriam Trousers combine style and comfort in one sleek package. Traditional trousers can feel restrictive when your waistline expands while sitting, but the innovative flex waistband solves this issue.
Difficulty: Advanced beginner (standard waistband), Advanced (flex waistband)
Recommended Fabric: Light to mid-weight woven fabric such as wool suitinglinen, poly/cotton, or poly/wool blend.

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