Vikisews Men’s James Pants



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Buy the Men’s James Pants sewing pattern from Vikisews. James is a pair of semi-fitted, straight pants gathered at the hems with wide elastic. The elastic is secured with two lines of topstitching. The pants feature slash pockets at the front and mid-thigh gusseted cargo pockets with flaps at the sides. There are decorative tabs made out of twill tape at the centre of the pocket flaps. The front leg has knee tucks along the inseams and side seams. There is a faux fly in the centre front seam. The applied elasticated waistband has a drawstring casing with twill tape threaded through it. The waistline is slightly lowered. The pants are ankle-length.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50). Includes all sizes for 5’11” height (option 2 in the size chart).


– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). Your selected size will include all 4 height options. What is a PDF?

If you would like to order a printed A0 copy shop pattern, please complete your PDF purchase, then upload the A0 file for your chosen height here. For example, to print size 54 in height 4, upload the A0 file labelled ’54-4′. Note for designs with linings, you may need to upload two A0 files (one for the garment, and one for the lining)What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Thick French terry, sweatshirt fleece, ponte di roma, heavyweight cotton, gabardine, denim, corduroy. To sew these pants, choose knit or woven fabrics with the following properties:

  • soft, breathable, stretchy or slightly stretchy, medium to heavyweight
  • the fibre content can include natural fibres (wool, cotton, linen), artificial fibres (viscose), blends (wool + polyester, cotton + polyester, cotton + elastane, etc.) and synthetics (polyester, polyester + elastane)

One of the garments in the photos is made from sweatshirt fleece. The fabric is medium weight, soft, and slightly stretchy. The fibre content is viscose + polyester + elastane. The other garment is made from denim. The fabric is medium weight, soft, and slightly stretchy. The fibre content is cotton + elastane.

Fabric requirements: When purchasing fabric, buy 5% more than required to account for shrinkage.

Main fabric: 140 cm (55″) wide fabric, cut in one direction: 1.75 – 2.4 m (1 7/8 – 2 5/8 yd) // 160 cm (63″) wide fabric, cut in one direction: 1.53 – 2.22 m (1 5/8 – 2 3/8 yd) // 180 cm (70″) wide fabric, cut in one direction: 1.51 – 1.7 m (1 5/8 – 1 7/8 yd).

Sizing: Men’s 38 – 54. Please check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

The PDF pattern includes 4 height options (PAPER pattern includes height 2 only):

Height 1 = 170 – 176 cm (5’7″ – 5’9″)
Height 2 = 178 – 184 cm (5’10” – 6′)
Height 3 = 186 – 192 cm (6’1″ – 6’3″)
Height 4 = 194 – 200 cm (6’4″ – 6’7″)

Model Danil: Height 184 cm / Chest 100 cm / Waist 84 cm / Hips 105 cm. Danil is wearing size 44 in height 2.


– Lightweight fusible interfacing, 140 cm (55″) wide, 0.2 m (1/4 yd) for woven fabric or 0.1 m (1/8 yd) for knit fabric. For knit fabric, may be replaced with pre-made straight grain stay tape, 0.4 m (3/8 yd).
– Elastic, 4.5 cm (1 3/4″) wide, 1.20 – 1.60 m (1 1/4 – 1 3/4 yd)
– Twill tape, 1.5 cm (5/8″) wide, 1.5 – 2 m (1 5/8 – 2 1/8 yd)
– Matching thread

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (30-35 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (35 pages); plotter pattern (1 sheet); A0 copy shop pattern (2 sheets) // Layers: No // Projector file: No.

Note: The PDF pattern includes all 4 height options. Before cutting, please double check you are using the correct option for your height. For example, to make size 54 in height 4, choose the files labelled ’54-4′.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton, Knits

Make time

All day

Sewing level


Pattern format

PAPER All Sizes Height 2, PDF Size 38 All Heights, PDF Size 40 All Heights, PDF Size 42 All Heights, PDF Size 44 All Heights, PDF Size 46 All Heights, PDF Size 48 All Heights, PDF Size 50 All Heights, PDF Size 52 All Heights, PDF Size 54 All Heights

PDF Printing

30-35 pages

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