Sidewinder pants - PDF sewing pattern for women
Sidewinder Pant
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Sidewinder Pant

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A simply constructed pant with a side seam that wraps the leg in diagonal line to flatter and streamline. The angled seam encompasses the easy-sew front internal pocket. The Sidewinder pants are pull on, with minimal back gather and easily constructed without buttons, zips or fastenings.

With a lightly tapered leg, these pants are designed to be worn just above the ankle with either a standard, fold up or deep gathered hem. The Sidewinders look just as flattering in the full length trouser option.

A perfect pattern for your first trousers - ideal for confident beginners.


  • Fold under hem in 7/8 or full length.
  • Gathered hem in 7/8 or full length.

Choosing your Sidewinder Pant size 
How to lengthen the Sidewinder pants 

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Please refer to the FABRIC REQUIREMENT CHART as one of the last images on this product listing. You can magnify this image if viewing it on a mobile phone whilst in a fabric store.

Designed for mid weight WOVEN fabrics, the Sidewinder Pants work well in polyester, viscose, tencel, linen and cotton blends. The pattern also has good results  in a light weight wool blend suiting for colder temperatures.  Keep in mind that a mid weight fabric that drapes well is preferred. If the fabric is too heavy or stiff the back waist gather will not flatter. 

Patterned fabric - The side seam is a key design feature and important to keep in mind when choosing your fabric. Jacquards, small prints and plain (block colour) are the easiest to sew. Plaids also look good (refer sample images) but are best matched at the side seam (intermediate sewers will find this easy enough and there is a tutorial to help here).

Sample images- our grey plaid sample is our stand out favourite and is constructed in a polyester/viscose weave with 2% spandex. The spandex is not essential but the fabric drapes beautifully, moves well and is easy to sew. The Sidewinder pants are designed for non-stretch woven fabrics so we do recommend you consider sewing down a size if you are using fabric with stretch.


Confident Beginner (2/5).
The Sidewinder pants can be sewn with or without an overlocker (serger) to neaten the seams.


Please note that if you are in doubt, please choose the size depending on your HIP measurement. Choose your hip measure closest to the size chart in the first instance (and then refer to the finished measure chart for the amount of ease if you are "in between" sizes).

These pants have a gathered rear waistband (flat front) so the waist is easily adjustable. The hip measure should decide the size.

Each purchase comes with 4 sizes (please refer to the last image for size chart and international size comparisons). Hover over the image to magnify.

Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                     
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)       
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)        
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-24  | US 14-16-18-20)     

Please refer here for help choosing your Sidewinder Pant size

Refer our tutorial here for adjusting length of the Sidewinder Pants.


The Sidewinder pants pattern files were updated in June 2021 to our latest pattern formats and size bundles. The pant leg was also adjusted to drape better.

If your version of the sewing pattern is not in a size bundle labelled S,M,L or XL then you have the older version and we highly recommend you log into your account (please note you will have to set up an account if you haven't already) to download the latest. Please get in touch at if you need some help with this.


Please note you are purchasing a digital pattern that will be sent directly to your email inbox after payment. You can print this pattern at home on A4 or US letter-sized paper or take it to a print shop for large scale printing (AO size). *You will not receive a hard copy printed pattern.*

Instant download available immediately after checkout includes:

1. Instructions

2. PAH Pattern file (PAH=Print at home)
For printing in A4 or US Letter on a home printer. Printing at home is the most cost-effective, and sticking your pattern tiles together to make your full size pattern is easy. Further information for printing at home can be found in our Resources section here. 

3. AO Pattern file
AO is a large scale file designed to be printed at a Print Copy Shop. You cannot print this on your home printer as it is too big. If you choose to use this large file you will pay extra to have it printed but you do not have to stick anything together.

You can use the ADOBE LAYERS FEATURE to open the PAH pattern file and print only the size you need (and eliminate the "noise" of the unwanted sizes). You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support. Download Adobe Reader for free (for Windows and Mac) here.



Each Sidewinder pant PDF sewing pattern comes with 4 sizes (please refer last image for size chart and international size comparisons - hover over the image to magnify).

Small - (NZ/AU/UK 6-8-10-12  | US 2-4-6-8)                     AO 2pg | PAH 23pg*
Medium - (NZ/AU/UK 10-12-14-16  | US 6-8-10-12)        AO 2pg | PAH 25pg
Large - (NZ/AU/UK 14-16-18-20  | US 10-12-14-16)         AO 2pg | PAH 25pg
X-Large - (NZ/AU/UK 18-20-22-24  | US 14-16-18-20)     AO 2pg | PAH 25pg

*PAH = Print At Home. For help printing at home click here.
AO= Large scale requiring a special printer. For help printing at a Copy Shop click here.


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Trish P.
New Zealand

Sidewinder Pant

Great pattern, interesting style, nice fit.

Germany Germany

just well dressed!

I have sewn these beautiful pants twice. Yes, that’s convincing they are. Once in linen (light blue) and once in popeline. They are comfortable and you are simply well dressed! I am convinced that even a good beginner will enjoy this pattern!

Lorrie N.
United States United States

Positive update-Please read

The issues mentioned in my previous review were not the fault of Sewing Revival. Apparently MS has adjusted their security and was blocking downloads from SR. Janine reached out with a solution so I can finally get started sewing my Sidewinders. I hope to add to my Sewing Revival patterns in the future!

Lorrie N.
United States United States

Cannot download- no customer service response!

When I received my download email, the download was flagged as containing a virus with risk to personal/financial information. I immediately reached out to the customer service contact link but received no response. When asked to review my purchase I once again reached out for assistance before writing a review. Still no response. I’ve considered purchasing from this site for a long time and am disappointed by this experience, not to mention not having the $$ spent or the pattern that I was looking forward to using.


The Sewing Revival

Hi Lorrie, I sent you an email on 15 March (the same day of your message) in response including another link to redownload the files. Again on 1 April, I responded to your second email - a tim e were only just becoming aware that MS Edge had updated its browser software and blocking downloads from the site that delivers our pattern files. We are working hard to solve this and have added a new tutorial on how to unblock and download a file and also how to easily add us to your browsers' trusted website list. There is no reason you should not have received our email responses (please check your spam or junk folders).Please also refer the following tutorial to unblock the files:

Lisa G.
United States United States

Great design

I have only completed one pair of Sidewinder pants but already have another cut out in progress. I have a hard time finding pants patterns that fit the way I want in the legs and seat, but these work really well. The pockets are great too.

Graham C.
Canada Canada

Order and service

Very Good, product and delivery were fine.

Sharon W.
New Zealand New Zealand

Sidewinder Pants

Fabulous pattern, great fit and easy to follow instructions. Have quite a few Sewing Revival patterns and they’re all great.

margaret s.
Australia Australia

Sidewinder pants

Loved pattern...easy instructions...quick and easy transaction

Magda G.
South Africa South Africa

Sidewinder pants

Very nice pattern and lovely pants to wear.

United States United States

Great fit

Easy to follow instructions + well-fitting pants. On the second try I made everyday linen work pants that I love.

Penny SVG verified by SHOP
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love this pattern. Easy to make once I got my head around the pocket.

Magda G.
South Africa South Africa

Sidewinder Pant

Very nice pattern. Definitely a favourite now. Will make it again!

Rosemary M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Great - thanks!

Margit R.
Germany Germany

Sidewinder pant

Very easy to handle this pattern. Sewing instructions were easy to understand. The pants fit perfectly. I am very satisfied. Many greetings from Lünen, Germany from Margit

Nicola M.
New Zealand New Zealand

All of the style none of the fiddly bits

Easy to follow instructions make it a great experience getting your pants from cutting table to body with the least amount of fuss. The pattern coverage means that you get a nice pair of pants from a criminally small amount of fabric.

Robyn H.
New Zealand New Zealand

Technical Problems

I could not use the patterns because I did not receive the promised pdf link and when I tried to follow up on the I got bounce back emails telling me that the mail box is full and that this is a “permanent problem”. There is no other way to communicate with this business so this very problematic…I am hoping that I may hear from The Sewing Revival via this review

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Brilliant Sidewinder Pants

This pattern put together excellently, all pieces fit very well. I made the size according to my measurements and they fit great. This was an easy make it took me an afternoon. Well done on a fabulous pattern!!!

Jane F.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Well fitting, smart, comfortable trouser pattern

The whole process of downloading and printing the PDF was easy and the instructions were clear. The sizing was accurate. I made my first pair in medium weight Italian linen and I’m very happy with them. I’m currently trying to decide which fabric I’ll use for my next pair.

Karen W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another great pattern

Clear instructions were easy to follow.Love my new pants!

Marie L.
United States United States

Sidewinders win!!

The pattern is great! Looks great on a number of different body types. I will definitely make them again. (Two down, many to go!)

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