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Sew your own Jeans

Sew your own Jeans

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Sewing your own jeans is daunting....and oh so satisfying!  Challenge yourself to skill up!

** New Instalment payment available - pay 30% on booking and 70% one week prior to class!

Debra Ryan joins us for our first advanced Jeans making weekend!  Debra will take step but step through the process from fitting, adjustments and the actual sewing!

We'll be using the The Heroine Jean by Merchant and Mills (size 6 - 18), or the Ames Jeans by Cashmerette (size 12-28 & 12-32) to make sure we cater for all our special bodies.  A pattern will be waiting for you in class.  

Here is what to expect from the class:

Day One

  • Measuring our bodies and choosing the right size
  • Analysing our bodies to make necessary adjhustments
  • Making those flat pattern adjustments
  • Making a toile to check adjustments and refining them 
  • A possible tweak and toile again!

Day two

  • Make final adjustments to the pattern 
  • Cut out our final fabric 
  • Begin to sew up our jeans - learning tips and tricks from Debra along the way!

Once you have these skills mastered, you'll be making the best fitting jeans over and over again.

Skill level: This is a more advanced class so you will be a great grasp of sewing and construction, and confident with patterns and understanding pattern instructions.  Above all, have a readiness to toile and toile again!

What you will learn:

  • How to take measurements for pants/jeans
  • To analyse your figure and measurements to make appropriate pattern alterations for your pants
  • How to cut, make and fit your jeans toile in calico/similar fabric
  • Make further alterations made from your jean toile
  • Cut out and begin making your pant in your chosen fabric
  • Make up jeans with techniques appropriate to jeans
What is included:
  • A printed pattern waiting for you in class to use and take home to keep
  • A pack of jeans & twin needles to keep
  • As much calico as you need for your toile
  • Light weight fusible interfacing
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
  • 13 hours of expert tuition with only a max of 6 students in the class
  • A fun and engaging atmosphere 
  • Copius cups of tea and coffee, maybe even a homemade baked treat!

What you need to bring

  • Fabric of your choice for appropriate size - denim or other twill weave cotton or cotton canvas.  More details in booking confirmation.
  • Matching Gutermann or Rasant thread, along with jeans top stitching thread (matching colour or contrasting)
  • 0.5m cotton (homespun) lining for pockets 
  • Jeans metal zipper 18- 20cm
  • 18mm button
  • Your trusty sewing machine along with all it's power cords and the foot pedal - 
  • The machines accessories, especially all the feet
  • Overlocker - you can bring your own or use the one at the studio.
  • Your fabric scissors and sewing kit 

 Dates Available: 

  • NEW DATE: 12 & 13 March 2022 - 900am to 330pm



Debra trained as a TAFE teacher of Fashion at East Sydney TAFE and taught a wide range of Fashion courses for TAFE NSW for sixteen years in regional NSW.
She later moved to Sydney in 2000 to work in a small business as a patternmaker/cutter, creating custom-made garments and custom alterations for individual clients, and continues to do so. 
Debra also taught the Needlecraft Certificate at TAFE and is a passionate embroiderer and member of the Embroiderers Guild NSW.

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