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Slim Jim Trousers for Boys

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Slim Jim Trousers for Boys
Slim Jim Trousers for Boys
Slim Jim Trousers for Boys
Slim Jim Trousers for Boys
Slim Jim Trousers for Boys
Slim Jim Trousers for Boys

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Experience: you will need to have advanced beginner to intermediate sewing skills to make the pants. Neat and accurate seaming is essential; one buttonhole is required and a zipper fly placket. A zipper foot attachment is necessary to sew in the zip. Overlocking is best to finish the seams; alternately use the zigzag stitch on your plain machine. Follow the sewing tutorial closely to be sure to sew everything in the correct sequence. Read through the tutorial before starting.

Pattern Description:

The Slim Jim Trousers are classic casual style pants for boys or girls; slim and neat fitting in the hip and legs with elastic in the back waist, a front zip fly and standard jeans pockets on back and front. The pattern includes a knee length shorts option.

PDF SEWING PATTERN: the pattern can be printed on a desk top printer using 8.5"x 11" / A4 size paper or Letter size if you are in the USA. The pattern file includes a very detailed sewing tutorial with step by step photos. The computer made digital pattern comes as a color coded, full size range nest with seam allowances included. Instructions for printing and assembling the pattern are included. All seam allowances and cutting instructions are marked on the pattern pieces.
It is best to print out only the pattern pages and view the tutorial on your computer to zoom the photos. Please read the printing instructions on the Test Square page and the pattern assembly instructions on the Layout Plan page.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 to fit children 2 to 12 years old. Always check the size chart for your correct size, waist and height measurements are the best guide. A size chart in centimetres and inches is included in the pattern.


  • Fabrics: Medium weight woven fabrics are the most suitable --- linen, cotton drill, denim, corduroy, wool and similar fabrics. Stretch denim and drill are ideal for these pants. Choose fabrics that are not too thick. I used a cotton drill and a medium/light weight washed denim. Always wash the cloth before you cut out to avoid excessive shrinkage later. See the fabric chart below for the fabric requirements.

You Will Also Need:

  • Trouser zipper, 25mm/1" wide elastic, 15mm/3/4" button x 1, a zipper foot,

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