How to Make Motorcycle Jeans

Some time ago I wrote a guide to the 7 details that make jeans for jeans. But there are more details, you can add your jeans. You can for example. make them for motorcycle jeans by adding crossings, topstitching and a piece with biser on front piece.

Although they are called motorcycle jeans, so it is not such a someone, you must allow you to run on motorbike in. This is exclusively designed and theory in having a flexible and reinforced some key places on the body, which is borrowed from the motorcycle clothing. Real motorcycle pants are more advanced with more reinforcements, and they may actually protect the body, if one were to be so unlucky to crash on his motorcycle. It may not – nor are they here jeans motorcycle jeans. See the first comment in the commentary track from Carol, to get it deepened.

Well, back to our jeans.

It with you must be a little biserne aware of how you are doing. If you just extends the mønsterdel, you will have sewn in, so biser get problems when biserne is sewn, and you need to assemble your motorcycle jeans. Then fit the seams no longer together.

But let’s just start with the beginning.

Before you can even begin to fix biser, you should know what you want, mønsterdel biser in.

It is no secret that I’m a big fan of test models, so I have naturally made me a sample model, where I drew the different crossings into since I was satisfied with the placement, I could draw lines onto the pattern. It gave me in this design 4 parts down over front piece, where the pattern will be cut apart and then put back together in the stitching. We return to this in a later blog post.

How to make pattern for motorcycle jeans

The 3 of pattern parts do I no more know. But on the part, which is just above the knees, I have chosen to sew biser across, in order to get the raw (and quite obese) design detail that belongs to motorcycle jeans.

In order to get the correct part shape, pattern and retains its outer edges when biserne is sewn, it is important that the extra height, pattern portion must be added before you can sew biser, will be added where biserne must be sewn. It makes pretty good sense, no?

You can therefore (as I said) not just extend the pattern portion at the bottom or the top, although it is tempting. You must take the detour, if you must preserve the fit into your jeans, you have corrected into the pattern through your test model.

Pattern for motorcycle jeans – step 1:

First you need to find out how wide your roughnecks must be, and how much extra fabric it takes. Denim is a strong material, and for that it must make sense, experts must not be too small. I have chosen to make them 0, 5 cm in total, so there will be 0, 25 cm visible in each of the bisse. And because the drug is so strong, it uses a little extra length to get properly away from the seam again. That is why I have placed 0, 7 cm to the pattern portion, all the sites, there must be a stampede. It is the combination I have tested me to work best in this matter and to this design.

Pattern for motorcycle jeans – step 2:

The next step is to decide how close you want your biser to be. I have chosen to be 1 cm between each bise. When it is decided, you can draw all the lines into the pattern portion, where you will have a bise in the ultimate motorcycle jeans.

Pattern for motorcycle jeans – step 3:

And then comes the long detour. For each line that is drawn on the pattern portion, adding 0, 7 cm extra length.

The idea of cutting pattern of in all the lines to be biser, and tape it back together with new paper below, is almost to become stressed out. Fortunately, there is another solution – a kind of shortcut in the detour.

* Start with drawing trådretningen in on a piece of paper, and new low the plenty long.

* Add the new paper over your mønsterdel with the lines to the biser, so trådretningerne fit together.

* Sign the bottom “box” of, so you can expand your bottom line, side seam and indersøm and the first line for a bise with.

* Take your Protractor and use it to offset the line parallel to tuck line 0, 7 cm upwards.

* Push the top piece of paper downwards, so the new line you have just drawn will be placed exactly on top of the original line to tuck line. Use trådretningslinjen as a guide, so you’ll get pushed the line accurately.

* Now draw the next box with side seam, indersøm and the next line to the bise.

* Repeat the parallel offset lines 0, 7 cm, move the paper and draw the next box until you’re all the way through pattern part.

Pattern for motorcycle jeans – step 4:

When all biser and “boxes” from the original mønsterdel is drawn into the new mønsterdel, you must have directed the outer lines up; unfortunately, you cannot just take the ruler and draw a straight line, for then it comes not to be a straight line, when you’re done.

Biser is a form of pleat, and therefore they must be designed in the same way as put. It will say that you should have folded them all together, to find out how they’re going to be in the outer lines.

In indersømmen and the side seam, it is not so difficult, that it will be a largely straight line that goes through biserne. But in the oblique line can you risk not having enough seam allowance along the stitching, if you’re not doing the pattern right.

* Fold biserne one at a time and characters line up so that it is smooth.

* Insert the pencil into the fold, and set a mark where the line goes across the fold.

* Fold tuck line out, and connect the point where line stops with the new paragraph you just drew.

Eventually comes your mønsterdel to see something like this out, so if you make a design reminiscent of my.

View in the video how to make pattern for motorcycle jeans

In the video you can see all steps from the ordinary jeans apron pattern parts for the 4 in your motorcycle jeans. I will show you in detail how to make biserne in the part that should have them.

Once you have created the pattern and cut the various pattern parts out of the fabric, you must have selected where biserne must be. It makes you easiest with a small notch in the seam allowance in the middle of each bise. You can put a little notches by eye, especially when you work with denim, which is so strongly a material, and where the entire design can be a little tough. It does not so much whether there is 0, 2 cm difference at the location of the individual biser, as long they are just wide.

NB! I get said in the video that it is smart with the flexible piece at the knee, when riding a motorcycle and must have the legs bent. It is also, however, although this design is called the motorcycle jeans, they are not suitable to actually run on the motorcycle. It is simply designed and theory, one borrows from motorcycle clothing. You need to actually go out and run on the motorcycle, so you must have a hold of something right motorcycle clothing that protects the body in the event of a crash.

See how you make the pattern for your motorcycle jeans here:

The actual stitching of biserne coming next post so you have to be a little patient, if you want it all with you well Can even lurk. how to proceed from here. then you finally just go ahead and sew you a pair of motorcycle jeans.

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These jeans are going to be my favorite jeans for a long time, I have the feeling. I’m simply crazy about the raw detail and the many grade crossings in the fronts.

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Drug info: the black denim is from ITA Textiles in Aarhus.

The fabric to the top is from Meters Meters. If you want to read more, just click to check our later blog post at