Workshops

Making Your Perfect Fit Jeans

Have you always wanted perfect fitting jeans? Are you an experienced dressmaker looking to further develop your skills? Learn how to make a pair of jeans to your body measurements in this fun two-day workshop.

Using your choice of either the Closet Case Ginger Jeans (skinny fit) or Morgan Jeans (boyfriend style), you will learn how to make yourself a gorgeous pair of denim jeans.

The Ginger Jeans are designed for stretch denim can be made as either a comfortable low rise jean with narrow stovepipe legs or a high-waisted jean with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay. The Morgan, slim boyfriend jeans are designed for non-stretch & selvedge denim. The Morgan is a mid-rise jean that fits snugly through the hip but relaxes and conforms to your curves with a little wear.

Please note that following customer feedback, we have reduced the group size to 7 people to ensure that people have enough space for cutting out etc and to give more 1-1 support with fitting.

Details

Price
£145
Running Time
2 consecutive days 11am - 5pm
Dates & times

Further information

You will learn

  • How to construct the jeans to your size and make simple fitting alterations
  • How to use decorative topstitching in the construction of the jeans
  • How to make a traditional five pocket construction
  • How to attach jean patch pockets
  • How to make a jean fly front with buttons or a zip (depending on pattern)
  • How to make a contoured waistband

Skill level

Level 6 - please click here to read the description of this level to ensure it is suited to you

Depending on your past level of experience and your choice of pattern, you may not completely finish the project in the two days.

What's included

  • 10% discount on supplies required for the workshop (fabric & notions)
  • Your own copy of either the Closet Case, Ginger Jeans or Morgan Jeans to make your own at home again and again
  • Use of all sewing machines, overlockers, tools and equipment
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits (please bring a packed lunch or visit some of the lovely local cafes)
  • A special 15% off voucher for lunch at local cafe, Damascena

You will need to bring

Fabric -This will depend on the style that you choose and the size you are making, please get in touch with us for detailed advice. To allow more time to choose we recommend that you pick your fabric in advance but we can help you choose something from the shop on the day as well. We also advise for you to ideally wash your fabric in advance, to allow for any shrinkage beforehand, instead of once you've made your gorgeous pair of jeans!

Matching thread and Top Stitching Thread

Fusible Interfacing

Jeans Button (amount is dependent on style)

Denim/Jeans Zip (dependent on style)

Your tutor

Layla Totah

Layla has been teaching for over 15 years and sewing for 10 years. She started as a secondary school English teacher in London and later moved to Beirut, Lebanon where she set up a small school teaching sewing to ex pats and locals.

Since moving back to London Layla has taught sewing in many different studios around the country and to many different levels learners, however dressmaking is her expertise.
She sews almost all her own clothes and those of her husband but draws the line at her cats! As well as sewing (pretty much all the time) she also teaches English at a secondary school and knits.

Dates

7 places remaining