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Women’s Zen Pants

(7 customer reviews)


I don’t always wear pants…but when I do, I wear my Zen Pants.

The Women’s Zen Pants are slacks intended for heavy weight fabric with four way stretch.  Read below for all of the options included.  This is an intermediate sewing level pattern.

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The Women’s Zen Pants are the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe.  My life is anything but peaceful, but knowing I can dress these pants up or down depending on my situation means I have one less thing to worry about in any given moment!

The Women’s Zen Pants include the following options:

  • 3 Rise Options- low/maternity, mid, and high;
  • Faux fly
  • Optional patch pockets on the front and back and cargo pocket on side;
  • Optional details such as rivets and functional drawstring;
  • 2 waistband options for maternity-overbelly panel or low, curved waistband; and
  • 6″ shorts, capris, or pants length options.

The Women’s Zen Pants sewing pattern is a staple for your capsule sewing, regardless of the season and which stage of life you’re enjoying!

As always, this is a listing for a PDF sewing pattern, NOT a finished product.  Your download should immediately pop up after purchasing, but you can also log into your account at any time and download the package again.  Your downloads will include a professionally drawn pattern with trimless pages and layers.  The pattern pieces included are formatted for 8.5×11, A4 (typically outside of the US), and A0 printers.  Please remember to NOT use the A4 pattern unless you are located outside of the US and own an A4 printer and A4 paper.  The A0 pattern is specifically designed for large format printing.  You have permission from 5 out of 4 Patterns to have this pattern printed at your local copy shop.  The tutorial includes hyperlinks to help you navigate to whichever options you’re interested in doing.  It also includes professionally drawn images for each tutorial step.  We take great pains to make the tutorial as clear as possible!

This pattern is available for sizes XXS – 5XL.  The size chart and fabric requirements are listed in the last image.

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7 reviews for Women’s Zen Pants

  1. Melissa

    I love these pants! They are just as pretty on the inside as the outside. The attention to detail is amazing and is what I have come to expect with 5oo4 patterns. The tutorial is full of great suggestions for getting the perfect fit. Love my Zens and plan to make more. Thanks for another great pattern!

  2. Mari

    Incredibly comfortable pants! You can make them as professional looking as you want with the different pocket options. I wore a more relaxed version out, and people asked me where I bought them…they were shocked that a home sewist could sew something like this! I am basically a beginner, and although some parts were more difficult than others, they are still definitely an overall simple sew!

  3. Briana

    These are great for work! And I love the pockets! (I left the cargo pocket off and made sure to turn under the other pockets to keep them professional and finished looking.)

  4. Laura

    These pants are everything… Dressed up, they look fabulous… Dressed down they can look sporty… either way, they are super comfy and the fit is right on!

  5. Michele (verified owner)

    I love everything about these pants, the fit, the pockets, and the rise options! I love that I can use this pattern for maternity and non maternity, usually you have to buy maternity add ons for patterns, but not with these, and I really appreciated that!

  6. Jess H (verified owner)

    This is the pants pattern I’ve been dreaming about! I’m 5/9 & 18-22RTW and I have a hard time finding patterns that accommodate my height right out of the pack! The rise and inseam were perfect and the back pockets are literally the hardest parts (**spoiler – they’re not hard at all!**) and I had two pairs of pants within a day of relaxed pace sewing. These are optimal for pocket and yoke customization. I highly recommend this pattern – it’s dressy for work, flirty for play, and so comfy when you’re just lounging around. Enjoy!

  7. Ann Lawton (verified owner)

    I just finished making this pattern – how fabulous to find a pair of athletic pants pattern that fits! These look just like my $100 Athleta pants for a lot less $. The instructions were easy to follow; and the pattern download went together well. I will definitely order more patterns from you!

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