The Hermine leggings with tucks on the knees sit very close to the body and are super comfortable thanks to elastic fabrics. Faux leather on the front, elastic jersey on the back and a narrow elastic band at the waist ensure the right fit and comfort. Long tops like the Judita blouse or the Cemre sweater are great for combining with Hermine .

side length = 108 cm

In these instructions, Hermine was sewn from artificial leather and firm jersey, both of which are elastic.

Required material:

We recommend a very elastic artificial leather and an also elastic and opaque jersey.

Sizes 34-38 leatherette 0.65m 140cm wide
jersey 1.20 m 140cm wide
rubber band 0.70 m 1.5cm wide
Sizes 40-50 leatherette 1.00 m 140cm wide
jersey 1.20 m 140cm wide
rubber band 1.05m 1.5cm wide


The front of the pants is made of imitation leather and the back pants are made of jersey. Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, etc. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

You need from fabric:

  • 2x hind trousers in opposite directions
  • 2x front trousers at the top in opposite directions
  • 2x front trousers below in opposite directions
  • 2x knee rough cut

Sewing instructions:

To sew these pants you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
Happy sewing!

Narrow tucks are sewn at regular intervals from the rough cut of the knee insert according to the notches.

Then place the “fine cut” pattern piece on the prepared tucks and cut it to size.

This is what the finished cut of the knee insert looks like.

Sew the knee inserts to the upper and lower front trousers part...

...and snap all the way around so that the seam allowances can be laid flat later.

Neaten the seam allowances of the knee panels together.

Finally, you have to topstitch the knee insert all the way around the edge on the leg part.

Now the pant legs can be sewn together. Take the front and back pant leg and place them on top of each other, right sides together. Close the side seams of the front and back trousers with a 1.5 cm seam allowance. Work both legs and neaten the seam allowances together.

The trimmed seam allowance is then stitched flat on the back of the trousers.

The inner leg seams are sewn together with 1.5 cm . Don't be surprised if the distance between the buttocks and the knees is slightly shorter on the back pant than on the front pant. Stretch this line a little so that it fits. This cutting trick ensures a better fit of the trousers. The seam allowances are also neatened together here.

The inseams of the front and back trousers are first neatened individually...

...and next, right sides together, closed. To do this, turn one trouser leg right side out, tuck this into the other trouser leg that has not been turned, so the inseam lies nicely straight on top of each other and you can sew them together super well. Make sure that the inner leg seams line up exactly. The finished seam allowances are ironed about 10-15 cm apart at the center back and center front.

The upper cut edge of the trousers is trimmed all around...

... ironed and stitched through at 1.5cm. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut and make sure that you leave a small opening at the center back so that the elastic can be pulled through there.

The elastic is cut to size according to the instructions and then pulled through the opening in the tunnel with a pin. Sew the elastic together at the correct width and then close the opening in the waistband.

Clean the trouser hem all around.

According to the snaps, iron the trouser hem on the pattern and stitch it down at 1.5 cm.

Your HERMIONE is ready ! 

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.

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