Sew Your Own Jeans! -Weekend Workshop

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Sew This Pattern Sewing Studio

26 Horne Street

Elsternwick, VIC 3185


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An exciting 2 1/2 day intensive Jeans making workshop - A weekend sewing holiday!

Friday June 14th, 5-7pm

Saturday June 15th - Sunday 16th 10am - 6pm.

Learn how to sew your own jeans in a two and a hlaf day workshop using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Patterns – a high-rise skinny jean made with stretch denim.

During the workshop you will learn everything you need to know to make yourself a pair of cool high rise skinny leg jean using stretch denim. You will learn how to choose the correct size, topstitching techniques, overlocked seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing fun bits and bobs like rivets and fly buttons.

The cost of the workshop includes lunch on both full days, wine and cheese on Friday and Saturday evening, plus over 18 hours of sewing instruction!

This class is all about learning how to construct jeans and although we won’t be getting too involved with pants fitting techniques we will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments.

On Friday we will meet and greet at 5pm and start to determine sizes, make any small alterations to the pattern and cut the pattern out. Finishing at 7pm for a nice glass of wine and cheese.

Saturday we meet again at 10am with our patterns cut out and ready for fabric cutting. Lunch at the very popular Hanoi Hannah is included as well as some afternoon tea and we will sew until 6 pm. Wine and cheese will be served so we can relax and discuss our sewing adventures of the day.

Starting again at 10am on Sunday we will continue on with our jeans making. Sushi lunch is provided and we will sew until you finish your jeans! Stick around for some photos and a glass of champagne to celebrate the making of your awesome Ginger Jeans.

Skill level required

This course is designed for the advanced beginner to intermediate sewer. You should be comfortable using a sewing machine and sewing patterns.

What you will learn

  • How to read, use, and modify a sewing pattern

  • Basic pattern alterations.

  • How to prep, cut, and mark fabric

  • How to sew patch and front jeans pockets

  • How to sew a fly front on your jeans

  • How to sew a jeans waistband

  • Topstitching tips

  • How to install jeans hardware including a jeans button and rivets

  • How to overlock seams

What to bring

  • All sewing machines are provided however please feel free to bring your own machine if you prefer

  • 2-3 metres of stretch denim with at least 2% elastane. Please pre-wash and press.

  • 0.5 metre fusible interfacing

  • 1/2 metre cotton lining


  • Sewing machines

  • A copy of Closet Case Ginger Jeans Pattern

  • Jeans zippers

  • Jeans rivets and buttons and all of the tools needed to make and finish your jeans professionally

  • Overlocker

  • Cutting table

  • Irons

  • Expert guidance

  • Cheese and wine on Saturday night

  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday

  • Afternoon tea

  • Lessons are run in my cool little studio in Elsternwick, right near the train station

The maximum number of students is four so each student will get personalised instructions and plenty of time to sew and get to know one another. Due to the limited available spaces, registration for Weekend Workshops is non-refundable. Please check your schedule carefully before registering.

About your Instructor

Annie is an Indie pattern designer, blogger and head honcho at Sew This Pattern. Annie has been sewing since she was a young teen and has over 30 years of sewing and design experience. She has her Fashion Design and Production Certificate and was recently awarded a Dressmaker of the Year Award, 2018 from Simplicity patterns. Annie's style of teaching is fun and full of fantastic tips to help take your sewing skills to the next level.

*Please be aware that in order for a Weekend Workshop to be held, a minimum of two students need to be enrolled. If we do not get the minimum registration needed, the class will be cancelled and in the rare event that we need to cancel a workshop for which you are registered, you will receive a full refund.*

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