Cass Wide Leg Culottes Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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As advertised by nearly every minimalist-chic clothing brand, culottes are making a major comeback and becoming an indispensable wardrobe item. But there is one style the fashion world is most crazy about – the high-waisted, wide-leg culottes. Charged with the ability to skim over curvy hips and elongate the silhouette, the wide-leg culottes are as comfortable as they are versatile.

If you are interested in trying out this cool style without paying the store price tag, then our Cass Culottes sewing pattern is for you! With its high rise, wide legs, hidden inseam pockets, and elastic waistband, it is probably the most comfortable pair of culottes you'll ever own.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Sizes: 0/2 to 12/14, 16/18 to 28/30
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers

Darlene profile image

Halley, I love what you have done with the pattern and wonder what size you used or if you did add more width to the pattern pieces. Lovely, Darlene

Darlene • March 13, 2024

Hi! I was wondering (I am new to sewing) if I could adjust the size of the pants, I want them to be longer, but how do I make sure they are long enough and adjust that in the sewing pattern?

Fleur • February 3, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Yes, you can lengthen these pants. You will need to draw on a lengthen and shorten line approximately 6" above the hem, then cut and spread the pant legs until they are at your desired length.

Lauren • February 3, 2024

I am new to using these patterns. When I print them out, there is a gap between the edge of the paper and where the (semi)circle begins. Do I have to cut the strip off to match the lines (it would turn out more an oval than a cirle), or do I just line the corners up to make a circle with spaces at each quarter? (I hope this makes sense!) Thank you.

C • December 16, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, Yes, we recommend trimming the excess paper to ensure you can easily match up the circles. If they are oval in shape, please check the 2" print square to ensure it has printed correctly. For a great tutorial on assembling your paper pattern with ease, see this article from our Help Center:

Lauren • December 16, 2023

Where can I find the instructions

Paige • May 2, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, you can find the instructions on our blog. Simply go to and use the search box to search "Cass"

Lauren • May 2, 2023

Hi there, Are these patterns really $45? Am I missing something? These patterns are super simple and compared to patterns available at other places this seems outrageously expensive. Does the price include the e material? Thank you

Andrea • March 14, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, this pattern, and the majority of pattern in our store are free. To check the price of the pattern you are interested in, check and see if the red button reads "Add to cart" or "free download"

Lauren • March 14, 2023

Hello! I made these pants and they were amazing. They were the first pants I made. I am from a Spanish-speaking country and reading the instructions was a bit difficult because they were not as detailed as I wished they were, I had to look for other video tutorials to make them. However, I appreciate the effort and consider that it is a good pattern. I have a question, can I fold the pattern to make shorts? Thank you.

Mariana • March 13, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Yes, you can shorten the pants to make shorts. We're glad you loved this free pattern :)

Lauren • March 13, 2023
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I really enjoyed this simple and easy-to-follow pattern. I originally made an 8/10 but after sewing it all with French seams and making some fit adjustments, it probably ended up being more like a 4/6 (for reference, I have a 28" waist and 36" hips. I sized up according to other reviews but next time will just do a 4/6). I followed this tutorial for French in-seamed pockets: I will probably shorten the rise next time by at least an inch as well, as the crotch is very roomy. The fabric I used was 4C22 in Rim which is a beautiful taupe-grey color. This will be a great addition to my me-made wardrobe!

Julia • March 27, 2022
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Where’s a line drawing?

I find a line drawing necessary for deciding to purchase a pattern. Showing photos of various women wearing the garment is unhelpful.

Alice • June 17, 2021
FS Team profile image F|S Team

Hello, This is one of our many free patterns, so we have put all of the important pattern information inside the .pdf download :)

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Overall, I love these pants.

I know these pants are super simple, but the instructions could be a little more specific. I am new to pants making so I was following the instructions exactly, and because the directions don't explicitly state to finish the edge of the pants pieces prior to sewing the pocket pieces on, I didn't! I only noticed that I had a raw edge once I had one pant leg almost fully assembled. On the instructions, step number 1 is to attach the pockets, and it does mention to serge the outer edge of the pockets, but it does NOT say to serge the pants edge prior to sewing on the pocket. In the first photo, the serged pocket pieces are laying on top of the unserged pant piece, and in the next photo, the pocket has been sewn to the pant piece, which is now serged! For anyone who has made similar pants before, you would probably not need this to be stated, but since I was just following along, I missed it. For the second leg, I went ahead and did French seams, and I really should have unpicked the first leg and French seamed that one as well, but I just put some fray-check on the exposed edges and will know for next time. Because as far as the fit and style of these pants, I love them! I like that the waistband isn't a separate piece, you just roll it down to create the waistband, and I like that it's 2" wide. I like that there are in seam pockets, and based on the previous review, I made mine about an inch longer, and I'm glad I did. My only other mods were to add an inch of length (I'm 5'8") and do a slight flat-seat adjustment. My waist is 34" and my hips are 38.5" and I made the size 8/10, and I like the way they fit. I will be making these again. This free pattern was a great lower risk way to try out wide leg pants to see if they are for me, and I love them.

Jael • May 5, 2021
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Georgie profile image edit to my below review.

Just to clarify I am a UK size 8 and the fit of 4/6 of this pattern is perfect for me. The only thing I will do next time is make the pocket pouch bigger. Other than that I wouldn't change a thing.

Georgie • March 31, 2021
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Georgie profile image I LOVE THESE TROUSERS!

I have been after a pattern for a wide leg culotte style pant for so long and when I came across this Cass pattern I was hopeful they would fit the bill and oh my goodness they did not disappoint! I absolutely love them! I made them exactly as the pattern dictated with no alterations. I'm 5'6 and a size 8 and I made them in size 4/6 in a light/med weight navy blue linen.

Georgie • March 31, 2021

I love the Cass pattern and plan to make a couple more. I used my sloper to adjust the crotch so it would fit me better. I also narrowed the width of the legs because I didn't have enough fabric. I used 4c22 in moss.

Mary • May 25, 2023

I made a toile of the Cass pants in IL20 black linen, made them in shorts length (4" inseam) and it took only about a yard of fabric. Went together easily. I will make a longer version next. I made a size 12/14 since I am between size 10 and 12 and they fit nice, plenty of room but not to baggy. No adjustments made, the rise is high which I like. (the top is the Saguaro Top by Friday Pattern Company in IL19)

Anneliese • April 13, 2023

This was my second piece of clothing made and my first time making pants. As a beginner sewer, I definitely had to unpick some areas (the right leg and pocket) a few times over before I had everything facing the right away, (the steps illustrated in the pictures were a little confusing at times) but I am sold on the end result! These pants paired with the Chelsea top make a cozy and effortlessly cool set. The comfortable high waist band and room through the legs make this a staple pattern. And let's not forget the detailing on the pockets that make these look so well and professionally constructed even for a beginning sewer. I find myself wanting to pull these out of my closet everyday! I made in large and find it true to size. I used IL019 MIX NATURAL for these and I am already planning more pant and short sets in a variety of earthy colors.

Halley • January 21, 2023

Cass culottes in Tribal Leaf Printed Rayon. They made up in a wider leg than I expected but I wanted culottes so I'm really pleased with them. I've used the waistband detail on other patterns and love how it stabilises the elastic. Looks good too :)

Dianne • April 11, 2022

Beautiful Cass pants in 4C22 Rim!

Julia • March 27, 2022
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