Jones Trousers – Zero/Minimal Waste Digital Sewing Pattern


  • Zero/Minimal Waste PDF Sewing Pattern
  • Sizes A-S: Waist: 25”/63.5cm – 64”/162.6cm Hip: 33”/83.8cm – 72”/182.9cm
  • Fully illustrated instruction booklet included
  • Print-at-home PDF files, Copyshop & A0 files, Projector files included
  • Skill Level – Intermediate


The Jones Trousers are a playful and modern take on the classic trouser. They feature a high waist with elastic back, inverted box pleats, and a slightly dropped crotch – with plenty of ease throughout. The tapered leg of the pants, along with the ankle pleat and cuff, give a gentle balloon shape to the pant legs. The design of the Jones Trousers uses zero-waste drafting techniques to utilize as much of the required fabric as possible while maintaining the style and fit of the pants. The unconventional pattern layout and sewing process lend themselves to a fun and satisfying make. 

Emily is wearing Size H throughout the product photos. Her measurements are 36″/34″/42″ at 5’4″ tall. The trousers are shown in 6 oz. Tencel Twill (light, caramel brown), 7 oz. heavy-weight linen (black), and 9 oz. brushed bull denim (brown).

Jones Trousers Pattern Details

High-waist with elastic back, inverted box pleats, slightly dropped crotch, zipper closure, slant pockets with interior cell phone pocket, back patch pockets, belt loops, leg gusset, gentle balloon shaped legs, cuff, zero-waste cutting techniques
Waist: 25”/63.5cm – 64”/162.6cm Hip: 33”/83.8cm – 72”/182.9cm See Size Chart & Finished Garment Measurements Jones Trousers Size and Fit
Mid-weight woven fabrics - Linen, cotton or Tencel twill, hemp, canvas, or lightweight denim. 5-9oz/square yard | 169-305GSM. Fabrics with a good deal of drape will create a more relaxed, fluid garment; while a stiffer, heavier fabric will be more structured throughout the pant legs.
Zipper (equal or longer in length): Size A-D: 5.5” (14cm), Size E-H: 6” (15.2cm), Size I-J: 6.5” (16.5cm), Size K-M: 7” (17.8cm), Size N-P: 7.5” (19cm), Size Q-S: 8” (20.3cm), Elastic Length – 1.5”(3.8cm) wide: Approximately ½ your waist measurement + 1”(2.5cm), Interfacing: Approximately ¼ of a yard/meter, 1 Button: 3/4”-1”(19-25mm), 1 Hook and bar closure

Sewing Level: Intermediate

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The digital PDF sewing pattern includes a fully illustrated instruction booklet and printable pattern layouts – Print-at-home A4/Letter, Copyshop, A0, and Projector files are included. Size layers are included in the pattern layout files, allowing you to print only your size or a few sizes together. Please read all printing instructions included in the instruction booklet before printing pattern layout.

After purchase, you will receive an email with your downloadable files. These files need to be opened and downloaded/saved on a desktop or laptop computer. Note: To utilize the layers function in the provided PDF, Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader will need to be used – download for free on your desktop computer. If you would prefer individual files please email 

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