There are so many styles of pants. Some are more flattering than others. If you are looking for a pair of pants that are flattering on all body types, check out the high waisted pants patterns below.
High waisted pants were first developed in the 40s for women farmers and factory workers. In the 50s, they became a fashion statement. They were a huge hit again in the 80s, but went out of style in the 90s. If you are a fan of high waisted pants, do not fret, they are all the rage again.
What are High Waisted Pants?
High waisted pants are also referred to as high rise. They are designed to fit at or above the belly button. They can vary in style as long as they sit high on the waist. High waisted pants are a great choice for all women, especially those that do not have a flat tummy.
Why You Should Own a Pair of High Waisted Pants
Have you ever noticed how cute some women look wearing high waisted pants? Have you thought to yourself you cannot pull the look off? Think again. Below are a few facts about high waisted jeans you may not have known.
- High waisted pants elongate the body.
- They provide tummy control.
- The pants will make you look thinner.
- By tucking in your shirt, the jeans will create the illusion of curvier hips.
- They eliminate the muffin top.
- High waisted jeans are for all body types.
17 high waisted pants patterns.
Below are 17 high waisted pants patterns. I have included a wide variety of styles from jeans to yoga pants and trousers.
1. Fitted High Rise Pants Flare Leg by HoneyDewPatterns
These high waisted pants are easy to sew. They have a form hugging shape and flared legs. The high rise pants pattern is intended to be used with fabrics with stretch such as Jersey, knits, and spandex.
The PDF contains pattern pieces for sizes XS-XXXL. Also included is an instruction booklet. The file is designed for A4, US letter, and A0 printing.
Find the Pattern by HoneyDewPatterns Here
2. Slim Fit High Waisted Pants Sewing Pattern by IsaInStitches
These stylish pants have a slim fit and high waist. They have a zipper fly with a button closure. They are ideal for working and relaxing. There are no hard to sew pockets.
The high waisted pants sewing pattern is for sizes XS to 48. It is an intermediate level sewing pattern due to the zipper fly. The pattern calls for stretchy, dense woven fabric.
Find the Pattern by IsaInStitches Here
3. Sewing Pattern of Wide Leg High Waisted Pants by DressMakingAmore
If you are looking for a pair of extremely comfortable high waisted pants, these are it. The floor-length, straight wide leg pants, can be worn to the office or cuddling on the couch.
This high waisted pants pattern is suitable for beginners and advanced sewers alike. The pattern includes 6 sizes from XS to 2XL. Along with the printable pattern pieces are written instructions.
Find the Pattern by DressMakingAmore Here
4. The Primrose High Rise Pants Free Sewing Pattern by Mood Sewciety
Use this free high rise pants pattern to make a cosy pair of slip-on pants. These pants do not have an uncomfortable zipper or button fly. Instead, they have an elastic waistband.
This is an intermediate level sewing pattern due to the oversized patch pockets and faux welt pockets. The Primrose pants pattern is available up to size 30.
Find the Pattern by Mood Sewciety Here
5. Hepworth Trouser Sewing Pattern by OMAJbyBeatrice
The Hepworth trousers feature a high waist, contoured waistband, double pleats, and slash front pockets. They have loose legs that taper at the ankles. The pants are great for office work, and daily wear.
Included in the PDF download are sizes 24 to 30. The pattern works best with woven fabrics that weigh between 6-11oz/㎡. This pattern includes an instruction page with a link to a video tutorial.
Find the Pattern by OMAJbyBeatrice Here
6. Ultra High Waist Pants Pattern by DollieByHoang
These loose, wide leg pants are flattering and comfortable. They have a zipper closure with a hook and eye waistband. There are 5 belt loops, front pleats, back darts, and side pockets.
Stretchy fabrics are not recommended for this pattern. Instead, use a medium-weight, pliable, breathable material. Included are sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, and 2XL. This is an intermediate to advanced level high waist pants pattern.
Find the Pattern by DollieByHoang Here
7. Womens High Waist Palazzo Trousers Pattern by StudioROSADO
Every woman needs a pair of these high waisted, wide leg, palazzo pants in their wardrobe. To make the pants you can use almost any type of fabric. You are only limited to your imagination.
This is a beginner-friendly high waisted trousers pattern. It is easy to understand and quick to sew. Sizes are for US 2-12 (EU 34-44).
Find the Pattern by StudioROSADO Here
8. Basic Yoga Pants Pattern by Birch Organic Fabric
Whether you participate in yoga classes or are a busy mum, these basics yoga pants are perfect. They were designed exclusively for Birch Fabrics; however, you can use a knit fabric of your choice.
The free high waisted pants pattern comes in sizes XS-XL. It is a simple pattern that only uses 1 pattern piece. You will be able to whip up a pair of these pants in no time.
Find the Pattern by Birch Organic Fabric Here
9. Inès High Waisted Trousers Pattern by tintofmintPATTERNS
The Ines trousers feature two front pockets, a zipper and button fly, belt loops, front pleats, back darts, and turn up hems.
These pants can be made using a variety of fabrics such as cotton, linen, twill, etc. Included are sizes US 0-22 (EU 32-52). Included with the high waisted trousers pattern is a free scrunchie pattern.
Find the Pattern by tintofmintPATTERNS Here
10. Fancy Drawstring High Waisted Trousers Pattern by tropicalresearch
Suitable for casual wear, shopping, and vacations, the Fancy Pants trousers are easy to wear and accessorize. They would look wonderful paired with a t shirt, camisole, tank top, or hoodie.
The high waisted trousers pattern is easy-to-follow and suited for beginners and those looking for a fun, quick project. It comes in multiple sizes from XS to XXXL.
Find the Pattern by tropicalresearch Here
11. Sewing Pattern for Josie Ultra High Waist Pants by EgomePatterns
These pleated, high waisted pants are designed to fit loose while being extremely comfortable. They are a fantastic choice for everyday wear and formal occasions. They would look super cute paired with a waistcoat.
The high waitsed pattern is available in 3 print sizes: A4, US letter, and A0. It is an intermediate to advanced level sewing pattern.
Find the Pattern by EgomePatterns Here
12. Alesia High Rise Flare Jeans Pants with Pockets Pattern by GeorgettePatterns
The Alesia high waisted jeans will add a bit of drama to your wardrobe. They have a bell bottom style that is fun to wear. The pants are designed to hug your curves and flare out from below the knee. They feature a high waist fit, 4 pockets, and a zipper and button fly.
The high rise pants pattern is for stretch denim. There are step-by-step instructions in English. Measurements are in metric. Included sizes are EU 34 to 46.
Find the Pattern by GeorgettePatterns Here
13. DIY Vintage High Waisted Pants Pattern by Marlenea Westfal
Styled after vintage high waisted pants, these pants will flatter all your curves. They feature an invisible zipper and darts on the front and back. This free tutorial walks you through creating your own personalised pattern using an existing pair of pants.
Find the Pattern by Marlenea Westfal Here
14. Women’s Basic High Rise Pants Sewing Pattern by DigitalSewingHouse
Are you looking for a basic high waisted pants pattern? This one was designed to be used for creating more complex patterns. If you enjoy customizing patterns, this one is the perfect starting point. The pattern comes in sizes 34, 36, 38,40,42, and 44. Fabric recommendations are cotton, muslin, and basic linen.
Find the Pattern by DigitalSewingHouse Here
15. Wide Leg Pleated Ultra High Waist Pants Pattern by KianaBonolloDesigns
Fashioned with front pleats, side pockets, and a button and zipper closure, these pants are eye-catching. The flowy legs add movement, and the high waist hides your belly.
To make the process easier for you, the designer has included detailed instructions. They also recommend using light to medium weight woven fabric with a slight stretch. 9 Sizes are included from US 00-14 (EU 30-46).
Find the Pattern by KianaBonolloDesigns Here
16. Cass Wide Leg Culottes Patterns by Fabric-Store
High waisted pants are not the only clothing item making a huge comeback, so are culottes. So, why not combine the two styles? These Cass wide leg pants glide over curvy hips and elongate the silhouette.
If you want to work on this project, why not give it a try? The high waisted pants pattern is free! And the pattern can be completed by a confident beginner. Sizes are from 0/2 to 28/30.
Find the Pattern by Fabric-Store Here
17. The Tate Trousers Ultra High Waist Pants Sewing Pattern by recreateful
Corset style jeans were a major fashion must-have in the 80s. Every high school girl owned at least one pair. This pattern takes the classic corset jean design and adds pleats and wide legs for extra comfort.
Included are ultra high waist pants patterns for sizes XS to XXL. There are written instructions and a YouTube sewing tutorial. The pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced level sewists.
Find the Pattern by recreateful Here
Do you need to add some stylish pants to your wardrobe? Take a look at these high waisted pants patterns.
High waisted jeans work with all body types. They elongate your silhouette and hide your belly. If you are looking to add some fashionable pants to your wardrobe, you cannot go wrong with any of these high waisted pants patterns.
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