Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF
Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF

Make by TFS - May Jean / PDF

$22.00 NZD

// The May Jean is classic high waist jean pattern set, featuring a zip fly closure, high rise fit and five pocket construction - an ideal wardrobe staple! May comes with three leg cuts - View A - Straight Leg, View B - Wide Leg and View C - Shaped Leg. The leg hem finishes at the ankle bone and the length can be easily adjusted using the indication lines provided on the pattern. The May Jean pairs seamlessly with our Make by TFS patterns, including the Fog Tee, Bloom Shirt, Ivy Top and Cloud Sweatshirt. #TFSMay

This downloadable PDF pattern is supplied as an A4/US letter print-at-home version and an A0 copyshop version with an instruction booklet included.

This is a digital PDF pattern. To purchase the hardcopy paper version of this pattern click here.

Sizing: NZ 4 - 32 size range. If you fall outside of this size range, we will be able to grade a size for you. There is a three week turnaround period per pattern for this service and is offered at no additional cost to the original PDF purchase. Simply fill out the form on our sizing page and we will be in touch! We recommend referring to both the finished garment measurements and the body measurements when selecting a size, regardless of what size you wear in ready-to-wear clothing. The May Jean is fitted through the waist and waistband, with a high rise. Make by TFS patterns are drafted for an approx. height of 5'7" / 172cm. You may wish to lengthen or shorten the length of your jean depending on your height and personal preference.
A hand made pair of jeans is a considerable investment and a garment that is designed for maximum longevity in your wardrobe. We strongly recommend sewing a toile (sample garment) in a calico fabric (or similar) prior to cutting your final jean. This will ensure you have the opportunity to make any alterations in length or fit to the jean pattern using an inexpensive fabric. Sewing a toile requires additional time, but we consider this time well spent for a project of this type.

Sewing level: Advanced.
Models: For model measurements & sizes click here.

Need help sewing your May Jean? Follow our Sew-Alongs here. Questions? Email us on patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz.

Please note, this pattern is not available for commercial use under any circumstances.

Body Measurements

Finished Garment Measurements

Fabric Yield Recommendations

Recommended Fabric + Supplies

Fabric
The May Jean is designed for medium to heavy weight woven fabric. We highly recommend using denim, and we love how May looks in our range of Upcycled Cotton Denim fabrics, available in a handful of tonal shades in stores and online. Alternatively, you could try a sturdy cotton drill or corduroy. You will also need a lightweight woven fabric, preferably non-stretch, to use for pocketing.

Buttons + Hardware
You will require 1 × 17mm jean button, or alternative button of your choice, and 8 jean rivets if you choose to use them. KATM Jeans Hardware Kits are available here.

Interfacing
Depending on the weight of your fabric you may choose to interface some of your pieces. We recommend a lightweight, woven fusible interfacing.

Thread
You will need at least one spool of thread for straight stitching, and 4 additional threads if you choose to overlock or serge the exposed interior seams. You will also a need at least one spool of top stitching thread in a contrasting or coordinating colour.

Zip
Your May Jean requires one 18cm jean zip.

Tools
The May Jean can be completed with a regular domestic sewing machine, with a buttonhole function and zig-zag stitch capability. If desired, you can finish/neaten interior exposed seams with an overlocker/serger. If your machine does not have a buttonhole or zig-zag capability, you can usually get buttonholes and bar tacks done at a garment alterations store. A hammer, awl and anvil/ hard metal surface for installing jeans buttons and rivets, if you are adding them.

You will also require an iron, tailor’s chalk, a point turner, a ruler, a sharp pair of sewing scissors and pins.