Vogue 8774 Side Pocket Jeans

I made the jeans using Vogue 8774 but I drew the side pocket pattern myself. It's hard to see from these pics, but they are leopard printed.
I've recently seen nice denim jeans with big side pockets at a clothes shop. I was inspired by them and sewed my jeans while my memory was fresh.


I cut view A of Vogue 8774. I thought it's a skinny jeans pattern but fitted straight rather than skinny.


 I cut the fabric one size smaller than my measurements called for, because I used stretch denim. Besides cutting for one size smaller, I took about an inch out of each leg. I think this pattern is shorter than others. I usually shorten the length of pants but I didn't change it this time.

I attached leather on the back, and five jeans rivets (side pockets and a coin pocket). I love them because these collars suit the jeans. I made these side pockets instead of front and back pockets. I am worried about my back when I wear jeans. However, these big pockets hide that area.

↓How to make the side pocket: I used the piece three (pocket facing) from Vogue 8774.

Copy trace over, cut it symmetrically.

Divide into two parts. Cut and open by an inch. Set the part on the other sheet with tape.

Press and attach a stay tape to these pocket openings. -Finish!
 Unfortunately, Vogue 8774 is out of print but you can use the side pocket pattern to other jeans.

I am happy that I got new jeans before the hot weather arrives. I'll wear them a lot! My husband isn't interested in women's fashion but he was impressed by them. I will make them again in a white denim but with bigger pockets.

I am so glad that my favourite blog "secondo piano" has featured my blog. You can check many blogger's works and fashion all over the world. Please see here. Thank you, Sasha! 


Fabric: 60" 1 5/8yd
Total time spent: 15 hours


35 comments

  1. Fabulous,Eli! So creative and a really useful post- thank you!

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  3. And well done for being included in secondo piano!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. I really love her blog:) I will wear these jeans a lot before the hot weather comes.

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  4. Your jeans are outstanding! Thanks for the pocket pictorial too.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Faye! I am glad that hear from you.

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  5. I LOVE this!! Lucky me, I have that pattern too. I never thought of using stretch denim for it, which would be good in case I have already cut the pattern without tracing because I have gained a little weight since making them. I'm totally going to copy you on your pocket. I've never seen a pocket like this and totally excited about making a pair of jeans to look just like yours! Once I've had my fill of making knits and need something to really sink myself into, I'm making these. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! I am glad that you have the same pattern. These pockets were very easy to make. I am planning make white version too. If you have any questions about them, please ask me. I copied this idea from this (http://zozo.jp/shop/rnamedia/goods/15122947/?did=32501645)
      I would like to make Jalie Jeans like yours:)

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    2. A white pair would be so nice too! I looked at your link. Very clever of you to duplicate that! Do you know percentage of stretch was in your denim that you used?

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    3. I used 98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. I think it's standard stretchy denim:)

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    4. Thanks! I was thinking 2% would be enough if I was one size down from my regular size. It just needs to give a little.

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  6. Those pockets are so cool! I've never seen anything like them before.

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    1. Thank you for praising me, Siobhan! Very pleased. I really love these pockets:)

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  7. I live those side pockets and am dying to give them a try in my favorite jeans pattern. I think those pockets would look great on a denim skirt too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Linda! I am glad if my idea helps your project. I agree with you, these side pockets match a skirt:)

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  8. Anonymous4/29/2017

    Awesome! Love these jeans.

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog:)

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  9. Miranda4/29/2017

    You look fabulous!!I love your version much better than the pattern envelope.

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    1. You are so kind, Miranda. I am flattered. Thank you very much!

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  10. those jeans are fantastic, great fit and interesting pocket treatment.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Beth. I am glad that hear from you:)

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  11. These are a great variation on a classic jean. Sort of a utilitarian look, but still smart. I can see why your husband likes them. It's nice to see this Vogue jean pattern made up - I have it, but not yet have I sewn it. Perfect leg shape, flattering (skinny sometimes is not a good look) and slim.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Sarah. I was encouraged by your words. I really wanted to make perfectly fitted skinny jeans. I will make some jeans with this pattern! Please show me the pic, if you make yours.

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  12. Your jeans are fantastic! You are so creative and talented. And you look gorgeous in your jeans as well.

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    1. Thank you, Tomasa. I am flattered. I love your new tee:)))

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  13. Wow, I admired it very skillfully.
    The combine is gorgeous.
    I like how they made .

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    1. Thank you, aysel! I am happy that hear from you:)

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  14. I love those side pockets!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sasha! I love them too;)

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  15. The pockets look amazing. You did such an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Olivia! You are so kind:)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog, Ellen!

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  17. What neat pockets! And yay for being featured on secondo piano! :)

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    1. Thank you for reading, Alli! I am happy you said that:)

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