HOW TO MEASURE YOUR JEANS

  1. Get your best fitting pair of jeans. (I have used a well worn pair with wrinkles that are not fresh and new to help show how yours will look when you measure).

  2. Follow the guide below to take your measurements (I will use this to craft your custom pattern)


  1. Waist

    To measure your “actual” waist size

    A. Do up the waist button and the fly buttons or zipper

    B. Align the front and back and measure straight from left to right (see image). Take this number and multiply by 2. (my image shows 16.5”) so 33” total

    C. Align front to back (see image 2) and measure straight from front to back. Take this number and multiply by 2. (my image shows 16.5”) so 33” total

Image 1

Image 1

Image 2

Image 2

2. Front Rise

Measure from the inseam (where the seams meet together) to the top of the waistband. My image shows 11”

Front Rise

Front Rise

3. Back Rise

Similar to the front rise measurement, follow the back seam, pulling straight and measure from the top of the waistband to the inseam. In my image the jeans have a back rise of 14.5”

Back Rise

Back Rise

4. Hip

Measure the hip from side to side straight across 6 inches down from top waist. In my image the jeans measure 19.25”

Hip

Hip

Top Thigh.

Fold one leg up and measure from where the back rise shows to the outside of the jean leg in a straight line.

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Knee Width

Again laying flat, measure in a straight line from side to side where the knee is ( a good trick if you are not sure is to put on the jeans first and mark them at the knee with a piece of tape to be sure how far down the leg your knee is). Mine measure 8”.

Knee

Knee

Leg Opening

You are almost done!.. Same as the knee , lay flat measure from side to side in a straight line. Here mine is 6.5”

Leg Opening

Leg Opening

Inseam / Leg Length.

Starting from where the front and back rise seams meet, measure all the way down to the bottom of the leg opening.

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Cuff.

Lastly if you wear your Jeans with a cuff measure that so I can factor that in to your overall length. Here the cuff is 2”

Cuff

Cuff