How It’s Made: Jeans

If you’ve ever sewn something, this video (from the show How It’s Made) is mesmerizing. Poor quality, but mesmerizing! This show is produced in Canada so most/all of the companies it features are Canadian … anyone have a guess which brand of jeans this is? One of the few not produced in China …


  1. Carrie says:

    Thanks for the incredible video link. I love seeing how things are made. Imagine that! 13 minutes of work to make a pair of jeans.

  2. Melanie O. says:

    Wow, great video! I’m always fascinated by mass production and factories. I give up – I have no idea which jeans are made in Canada!

  3. JenniMac says:

    Okay I must know what jeans these are. The whole video long that was all I could think about. “Which jeans are those?”
    Interesting video. I love watching that show on TV. I’ve done some video work for Dickie’s in the past and it’s amazing to see how the factories work. Such incredible machines. I wish I were as efficeint!

  4. Alissa says:

    Super cool video!! Fascinating to see how it’s done!

  5. Jen says:

    Great video, love to see how things get made!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Interesting how each step was broken down, and a machine or tool was designed to maximize the output and quality of each step.

  7. Yolanda says:

    Good afternoon. I would be bored to death with that job but it is fascinating to see how jeans are made.

  8. Jacqui says:

    Wow! I’d always imagined jeans being made by one person in front of a sewing machine, I’d never thought there would be so many different specialised machines to do the various bits. The potential for losing a finger in some of them was impressive!

  9. Concha says:

    I’m totally fascinated by that turner and that steamer! Oh they would make my life so much easier!…

  10. I love that show! I just saw the jeans segment the other night! Everything becomes interesting on How Its Made, matresses, cars, diamond rings. . .

  11. mary says:

    WOW. That is amazing! If I had that job, I would probably retire from sewing, eek. Doesn’t look fun at all but then, I don’t sew because I love it, I just love to create with fabric! Thanks for posting this!

  12. Diane says:

    I loved the cutting part – I had no idea that so many layers of denim could be cut at once. I always wondered how they get each pair of pants to be the same exact size.