Helene Selvedge Jeans by Anna Allen

The Helene selvedge jeans are a traditional high waist non-stretch jeans pattern and is available in two separate size ranges: 00-22 (hip 34”-51”) and 14-32 (hip 43”-61”). This pattern is based on heritage denim jeans from the 1930’s-1960’s. It has traditional 5 pocket styling including two front scoop pockets, a coin pocket inside the right front pocket, and two pointed patch pockets on the back. It also features slight hip shaping while keeping the side selvedge seams unaltered from hip to hem. It has a V-shaped back yoke and a traditional straight waistband with belt loops. The instructions include how to install a concealed button fly and a zipper fly. The leg styles included in this pattern are as follows: View A – Straight, View B – Slim Straight, View C – Wide, and View D – Shorts. Inseam length options include: 28”, 30”, 32”, 34” and 3.5”, 5.5” shorts. This pattern is drafted for non-stretch denim.


There are slight differences between the 00-22 and 14-32 pattern drafts. The extended range has more room in the seat as well as a curved back yoke, while the 00-22 range has a straight back yoke.

Available sizes: 

US 00-22
US 14-32

See size chart in images

In the following formats:
  • PDF: Includes instructions, A4 tiled print at home, and A0 files
  • PDF + A0 Printing: Includes the PDF file as above and A0 printing

*Note the PDF + A0 Printing option for this item includes all views. If you only want to print 1 view then we recommended buying the pattern first and then upload your selected A0 pages to our Printing Services page.




10-15oz Selvedge denim, other non-stretch* denim or drill. Any other bottom weight woven fabric can be used, including cotton canvas, twill, corduroy, etc. Extra fabric needed to match plaids stripes or one-way designs. *This pattern is designed and drafted for woven non-stretch fabrics however feel free to use fabric with a little stretch if you like.

Fabric requirements:

See image for details.


  • Matching thread
  • Light to medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 1 x 17mm button for waist band
  • 6 x rivets
  • 1 x jean zip (see size chart for length – ranges between 15 and 25cm) or if making the button fly 4 x 14mm buttons for sizes 00-14/5 x 14mm buttons for sizes 16-22
  • Topstitching/denim thread and sew-all for the bobbin

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