Free pattern alert: the French Jeans edition

I am usually a bit lazy when it comes to reading french sewing blogs, but I was catching up on Threads and Needles today and I discovered the French brand 1083. For the explanation, 1083 km is the longest distance between 2 french towns/willages, so it’s all about Made in France jeans and sneakers. Their jeans are made of organic cotton and are affordable. I have to admit that I am quite impressed with the business model.

Now comes the best part, the jeans patterns are under Creative Commons so they are free!! You can find them on this page, or you can click on the links below and be directed to the PDF in case your French is a bit rusty

Straight jeans for men W26-40 L30-36


Straight jeans for women W24-36 L30-36

A bootcut for women W24-36 L30-36

Now, there are no instructions but hey free pattern!! The pdf is tileable with adobe acrobat pro… Enjoy! I don’t plan on making them because 1/ I can’t locate the notions here and 2/the waist seems a bit high for my taste but I would love to see what you will make out of it!!

18 thoughts on “Free pattern alert: the French Jeans edition

  1. Rebecca May 20, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    How cool! I’m going to take a look now- Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Sara May 20, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    That’s terrific! Those straight jeans are right up my alley. I’ve never sewn jeans though, but I might work up the courage with these!

      • Sara May 21, 2014 / 6:57 am

        Some day, I will tackle this! But how are you supposed to prit this thing ?

  3. Charlotte Witherspoon May 20, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    I’m with Sara—I don’t have the jeans courage, but free patterns are the best sort. Thanks!

    • The Sewing French Girl May 20, 2014 / 5:46 pm

      I got jeans courage in the past. The result made it go away. It’s been 4 years now…

  4. Micoton May 21, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    I made the jeans 1083 for my boyfriend, and he loves it!
    In fact, there are no instructions, but there was a workshop for jeans in Burda 03/2014, and with Jalie’s instructions, and real jeans to look how it is sewn! It was not easy, but very pleasant to finish these jeans!
    For information, 1083 write me that they will sell the pattern with instructions and fabric at the end of the month : the “kit 0 km”.

    • Sewing Tidbits May 21, 2014 / 3:12 pm

      Hi! I saw it on your blog after reading on Threads and Needles. The result impressive, well done!!

      • Micoton May 22, 2014 / 12:03 pm

        Thanks a lot!
        And sorry for my English ..!

  5. Paula August 6, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    I want the men’s pattern and the women’s boot cut but cannot seem to download them. I really want to try these. I just cannot find jeans to fit either myself or my husband.. This would be wonderful!

  6. Marcello February 5, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I printed off the pattern pieces, but the front pant leg pattern seems smaller than the back. The top of the pant legs do not match up with the top of the back legs after the yoke is in place. Thoughts?

    • Sewing Tidbits February 5, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Hi Marcello, I haven’t tried the pattern do you mean that the inseam doesn’t match or the side seam?

      • Marcello February 5, 2016 / 11:46 pm

        Its almost like as if the front leg patterns are smaller both inseam wise as well as over-all length of pattern. I stitched one leg piece to one back leg piece in the largest size available just to see if my thinking was correct and could barely get it on and I am a 33in waist.

      • Sewing Tidbits February 9, 2016 / 4:34 pm

        This is very curious indeed! The pattern is available in different lengths (that’s what the word “longueur” stands for) did you use the same for the front and the back?

      • Marcello February 9, 2016 / 6:56 pm

        I used the largest pattern length/width lines when I cut the muslin. I’m wondering if the print settings played a part in this. I chose “fit to page” when I printed it. I hope I don’t sound or appear to be stupid regarding this. I thank you for your assistance as I love the pattern and only want it to work as designed.

      • Sewing Tidbits February 9, 2016 / 7:33 pm

        No problem Marcello! The printing may have been an issue. As a general rule, when printing sewing patterns you never use “fit to page” but rather ensure the ratio is at 100%! Good luck!

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