Free Range Slacks

Sew House Seven



Buy the Free Range Slacks sewing pattern from Sew House Seven. Slacks are defined as trousers for casual wear. While we don’t hear that term much these days, we think it is time to embrace it again. The Free Range Slacks pattern is as easy to wear as its name. You will feel free to roam in the comfort of a stylish, elastic high waist when you wear these pants. Although they were designed with linen in mind, these pants are so comfortable that we think you will want to make them in a multitude of fabrics and wear them all year long in any season.

There are two options – a tapered leg version and a straight, cropped version. Both have an elastic high waist, side panels, front pockets that are top stitched in place from behind, and an optional back patch pocket(s). The tapered legs look great rolled up so the finished garment measurements show rolled and unrolled measurements and the instructions include options for French and flat-fell leg seams.

Suggested fabrics: Bottom weight fabrics that aren’t too heavy, such as linen, cotton/linen blends, cotton twill, rayon/linen blends, light to mid-weight denim, tencel twill, cotton poplin, wool gabardine.

Fabric requirements: 44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: 2 3/8 – 3 1/4 yards (2.2 – 3 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 2 1/4 – 2 5/8 yards (2.1 – 2.4 m) // 60″ (152 cm) wide fabric: 1 3/4- 2 5/8 yards (1.6 – 2.4 m). Allow extra fabric if matching stripes, plaids or using border prints.

Sizing: 00 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements. If you are between sizes, consider sizing down.

Notions: Thread, 1 1/2″/40 mm wide elastic (length = your waist measurement + 1/2″/13 mm).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER and PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Print-at-home pattern that fits on US letter or A4 paper; US copy shop file; A0 copy shop file; instructions. The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF, so you can select your size before printing.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

Pattern format


PDF Printing

54 pages

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    5 out of 5 Satisfying make

    Anna Rose

    Putting together the Free-Range Slacks was a very satisfying experience and I’d recommend this pattern. It was my first time using a SH7 pattern, and I would definitely use one of their patterns again. The instructions and diagrams were clear, and basic instructions were included for how to make common fitting adjustments. I made Version 1 (tapered) in a size 12 with no grading, however I shortened the rise by 2 inches, and I went with the Version 2 length as I didn’t want to roll up the cuffs. I also ended up making a narrower waistband (1cm narrower) as I had only 3 cm wide elastic. The waistband hits me right across my belly button and the hem is about 3″ above my ankle. The finished inseam is 24″. The original pattern would have been super high waisted on me. I decided to do the flat felled seams that were suggested as an option and I think they really elevate the trousers. I also put on both back pockets. I used a heavier 100% navy blue linen and it was lovely to work with. I got away with using 1.7m of 140cm wide fabric. I had to cut the side panel in two pieces, but the seam fits well with the overall look. There’s nice ease to the finished trousers without them looking baggy. I’ve got strong calves and I thought I might have to grade the lower leg due to the taper, but no need. I’m really looking forward to wearing these and I think they’ll go into heavy summer wardrobe rotation! My measurements: waist – 86 cm, high hip – 98 cm, and full hip – 105 cm. I hope to attach photos to this review eventually! 😀

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