Sara — Sara Pleated Pants Pattern

If something about pleats reads as old-fashioned or formal in your mind, let our Sara Pleated Pants sewing pattern be the proof they can be anything but. Everything about these pants is as effortlessly chic as it gets. They are relaxed and airy, the sort of pants you’d want to wear all summer long on all your adventures.

The Sara Pleated Pants is our modern take on the classic pleated pants style. Designed to sit on your natural waist, It has two small pleats at the front, back darts for shaping, useful hip pockets, a zipper front fly and belt loops. The legs are slightly tapered and hit right above the ankle bone.

Due to the number of techniques involved in this project, the pattern is labelled as intermediate. But even a beginner sewist can give it a try because we will guide you through the process step-by-step. It’s amazing what sewing a pair of pants can do to your sewing confidence! Follow this easy tutorial and make your own pair of pleated pants!

  • Free print-at-home format on A4 paper
  • Layered PDF to print just your size
  • Most patterns graded in size 0/2 to 28/30
  • Many have Step-by-step instructions on The Thread blog
  • No licensing restrictions. Sew as many as you like

Pattern specifications:

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

Qty: Digital Download

Free Download

Free digital patterns are available for registered customers only.

review star review star review star review star review star
Reviewer: Martina

I loved the instructions and the pattern. Everything came together so nicely in the end, I learned a bunch of new things and I love the pants! Thank you for providing all those materials for free! There's really one tiny opportunity for improvement, from a European point of view: I think it could come in handy for some people if you included the measurements also in the metric units :)

review star review star review star review star review star
Great instructions
Reviewer: Sonia

I'd like to thank Fabrics Store for providing so many nice patterns for free, including very clear instructions. The tutorial for How to sew a zipper fly (used in Sara pants) is excelent!

review star review star review star review star review star
perfect fit, great instructions
Reviewer: Lindsay

I have only been sewing for a year and have heard horror stories about fly front zipper pants and decided to make this one my first ever pants to sew..The instructions are perfect...the links within the instructions is extremely helpful, I enjoyed making this and the sizing is spot on..will be making many more..Thank you for all the free patterns

review star review star review star review star review star
Very good
Reviewer: Flipa

Very good and easy pattern

SARA Pants made with FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen. I found the directions and construction clear and easy to follow. I learned a new way to construct a zipper fly and wound up sewing the most flawless zipper fly of my sewing life. The belt loops were also constructed in a cleaner way than other patterns I have sewn before, so these pants taught me a number of tricks I will be using in the future. I'll be wearing my SARA's to work, the park with my kids, on weekend library trips, grocery shopping, brisk fall walks and dressed up with a heel silk tank and a pop lip. They are classic, versatile, extremely wearable, and a well constructed sew. You can read more about this project here:

Posted by Sadie

First time sewing pants! I'm so happy with the result. They were quick to sew and the instructions were clear even for a beginner. ps. sorry for the dying plants and mess in the background...

Posted by Maxine
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.