Today I am posting about my most FAVORITE jeans pattern for kids! The Small Fry Skinny Jeans by Titchy Threads! I had the pleasure of testing this pattern and fell in love with them then.
For this post I decided I would make a pair for my girls since they are outgrowing the jeans I just made for them several months ago. I found this fun floral stretch denim from Michael Levine at the LA fabric district and knew I would make a pair of skinny jeans out of it.
Included in the pattern are lots of tips on using topstitching thread. I had never used it before and thanks to the tips I didn’t have a problem at all. I love the professional look it gives by doing the topstitching option. I had fun with the topstitching on the back pockets. I added a fun little leather heart cut out on one of the back pockets too. I used the same technique to make the heart cut out as I did to make the knit heart dress tutorial found HERE.
I did the half fly option for my girls since it’s easier for them to get on and off on their own. I did the full zipper option on the pair I tested for my son and I have to say the instructions were so easy and clear to follow. I was a little nervous going into it but I was pleasantly surprised out how professional they looked when I was done.
I had a little fun with the waistband on this pair as well. I used a blue chambray fabric and some fabric paint to make the polka dots. I didn’t do the adjustable waist option with this pair only because my girls are growing strait up and not around so they grow out of pants in length before they do in the waist right now.
I also added a little side ankle zip for a fun little detail. I picked up a bunch of these tiny little zippers from the LA fabric district last summer and thought this was the perfect use for them. Plus the color matched perfectly so I just had to use them!
Here are some photos of my daughter wearing her new jeans! She loves them and so do I! I just LOVE the professional look of this pattern on the outside as well as the inside. It really does look like they are store bought jeans!
I thought I would include a little tutorial on how to add the side ankle zippers in case someone would like to give it a try. It’s super easy and can be added to any jeans pattern.
I think it is a fun little detail and have actually thought about doing this for some of my own skinny jeans!
If you haven’t purchased this pattern yet you need to NOW! If you are intimated by sewing a pair of jeans don’t be! This pattern really is amazing and walks you through the entire thing. I really am so impressed with the finished result and it feels so good to be able to say I made these! There is also a super awesome feature with this pattern where you can now print off just the size you need instead of printing every single size at once. It makes taping and cutting go by so much faster and saves ink!
Laura is offering a discount code right now that is good until March 15th. Just enter TOUR20 to receive 20% percent off! Now is the time to grab this pattern!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing jeans the other bloggers on the tour are making. So much inspiration!