The Hermine leggings with tuck inserts on the knee fit very close to the body and are super comfortable thanks to the 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 can be easily combined with Hermine .

Side length = 108 cm

→ To the pattern “Hermine”

In these instructions, Hermine was sewn from faux leather and sturdy jersey, both elastic.

Required material:

We recommend a very elastic faux leather and an equally 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 part of the pants is made of imitation leather and the back pants are made of jersey. Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clippings from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.

What you need from fabric:

  • 2x rear pants opposite
  • 2x front trousers at the top in opposite directions
  • 2x front trousers at the bottom opposite
  • 2x knee rough cut

Sewing instructions:

To sew these trousers you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the cut edges.

Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part 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 needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing!

From the rough cut of the knee insert, narrow tucks are sewn at regular intervals according to the clips.

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...

...and clip all around so that the seam allowances can be laid nice and flat later.

Finish the seam allowances of the knee panels together.

Finally, you have to stitch the knee insert around the edge on the leg part.

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

The neatened seam allowance is then stitched flat along the edge onto the back of the trousers.

The inside leg seams are sewn together at 1.5cm . Don't be surprised that the distance between the buttocks and the knee on the back pants is slightly shorter than on the front pants. Stretch this section slightly so that it fits. This cutting trick ensures that the pants fit better. The seam allowances are also neatened together here.

The crotch seams 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, then insert it into the other trouser leg that has not been turned, so that the crotch seam is nice and straight on top of each other and you can sew them together easily. Make sure that the inside leg seams line up exactly. The neatened seam allowances are ironed about 10-15 cm apart at the center back and front.

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

... ironed and stitched through at 1.5cm. Pay attention to the clips 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 rubber is cut according to the information in the cut 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.

Finish the trouser hem all around.

Iron the trouser hem according to the cutting pattern and stitch it at 1.5cm.

Your HERMIONE is ready ! 

If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will respond to you as quickly as possible. 

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece! 

Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.

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