PLEASE NOTE – This Class is going ahead with limited numbers in order to manage social distancing guidelines:
The idea of sewing jeans can be intimidating for even the most experienced dressmakers, but in this class, our talented teacher (Charlotte Newland of Sewing Bee fame) will guide you through every step, from trouser-fitting to inserting a zip-fly to top-stitching to installing jeans hardware.
The Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Files is a classic 5-pocket jeans sewing pattern with a modern and flattering cut designed for stretch denim. You can choose from a comfortable low rise fit with narrow stovepipe legs or a sexy and high-waisted pair with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay. You can even combine the 2 if you like. Under Charlotte’s watchful eye and pattern drafting expertise you will get your absolute dream jeans! (trust us, we’ve taken this course personally and it’s blown us away).
On day 1 you will make a toile of your pattern, adjusting the pattern to fit you perfectly before moving onto creating your final pair during the 2nd and 3rd days. (class finishing times may vary from day to day depending on the progress of class).
Please note this pattern is designed for American sizes 0-20. Please see the size chart for measurements. If you fall outside the size range, this class may not be suitable for you. (You can view the pattern and the size chart for this product here)
A copy of the Ginger jeans Pattern
Stretch denim in any colour/pattern (2m for toile, 2.5m for actual pair)
1/2 metre of 100% cotton in the print of your choice for the lining. (Nobody will see it but you so make it FUN)!!
Polyester thread for sewing to match denim
Three reels of top stitch thread in the colour of your choice.
Iron on lightweight woven interfacing (1/4 metre)
8″ jean zip (8″ of teeth, not the length of the tape)
Denim needles for your sewing machine
A pack of Rivets (the Prym ones that include the tools are the best)
Sewing machines are provided for this course, HOWEVER – we have found it is super handy to have 2 machines per student. This means you can thread 1 machine for topstitching and another for regular seam sewing. So if you have a machine that you are happy using and would like to bring it along with you it is recommended. Please let us know in the comments when you book if you will be bringing your machine. You will then be given another in-house machine to use alongside yours.
As we have a space that allows every student to have their own cutting and sewing space, places are strictly limited to 5 pupils per course.
Guthrie & Ghani is a great place to buy the required bits and bobs for this class as they are masters of the Ginger Jeans and sell everything you need all in one place. Here is a blog written by Lauren that details all of the supplies https://guthrie-ghani.co.uk/blog/closet-case-patterns-ginger-jeans
It is possible to break this course down into monthly payments providing your final payment is made 6 weeks before your chosen course date. Please contact us if you wish to arrange a payment plan and we can set one up for you.
The earlier you contact us the smaller those payments can be each month.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, you will have your own area to cut and sew in with access to your own tools, equipment and materials. Positioned a minimum of 2 metres away from other pupils. We ask you to bring a face covering to wear during demonstrations where social distancing at 2 metres may prove hard to achieve.