Sew your own jeans
Want to stretch your sewing skills and make yourself the perfect jean? Choose from closet case files patterns to create a high waisted skinny jean, a classic boot cut, an on trend pair of flares or a casual boyfriend Jean.
This intermediate dressmaking class will teach you how to make a fabulous pair of made to measure jeans. Available as a 2 day course over 2 consecutive weekends, or 4 evening sessions over 4 weeks.
Over this course you will cover fitting tips, different seam finishes for jeans, some tricks for getting the perfect waistband and neat Topstitching.
In this class you will learn:
• how to use a commercial sewing pattern
• how to lay and cut a pattern
• how to sew a front fly
• how to fit trousers
• how to use different seam finishes
• How to install jeans hardware
Cost: £150 (max number of 5 students per session)
Time: 11am – 6 pm on weekends, 6.30-9.30 pm on weeknights. Arrive on time as session starts promptly!
Materials required: Pattern: choice between ginger jeans and Morgan jeans. (Patterns can be purchased here). Ginger jeans: Between 2-3 metres (depending on size see here for more info) of stretch denim with at least 2% stretch. Morgan jeans: Between 2-3 metres (depending on size see here for more info) of non-stretch denim. Please check other notions needed on link above and bring those too. If you need help with fabric/notions please contact me.
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and snacks provided. Do Bring along a sandwich for lunch.
Tutor: Layla Totah
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Claire-Louise Hardie is the Sewing Producer to "The Great British Sewing Bee" and Author of "The Great British Sewing Bee- Fashion with Fabric" She's also a professional Costumier and Guest presenter on Create and Craft TV. We offer small sized, friendly sewing classes and courses in Stoke Newington North London.
Our mission is to de-mystify the art of sewing and clothes making, showing you just how easy and fun it can be. We offer a range of contemporary sewing classes, suitable for adults at all levels. Fitting is our passion, and we love to helping students make clothes that fit.
Come and be inspired at our lovely working studio, and leave with a passion for sewing