4-day weekend workshop // Jan 27-28 + Feb 3-4 // 10am-4pm all days // Woodlands Workspace // Skill Level: Beyond Beginner // Cost: £330 // Instructor: Cassandra Macindoe // Pattern Options: Ginger Skinny Jeans, Ginger Flared Jeans, Morgan Boyfriend Jeans
Make yourself a pair of jeans and learn how to get really good fit.
Finding hi-street jeans that are good quality, well-fitting, and suit your style can be difficult at the best of times. So that's why we've decided to show you how to make your very own denims, as well as running you through a repeatable process for getting good fit.
Led by Cassandra Macindoe, this 4-day workshop will introduce you to the process of making a wearable toile (a sort of 'prototype garment') and using what you learn from this to adjust your paper pattern and achieve better fit. We'll also be introducing you to a number of beyond beginner techniques, such as: sewing a front fly, belt loops, flat felled seams, patch & slash pockets, waistbands, and sewing with Denim.
We have 3 pattern options to choose from:
During this workshop you'll make one pair of jeans - a 'wearable toile'. But you will also leave with a paper patter adjusted to your body; allowing you to go home and make as many well fitted pairs as you like.
The workshop will also provide you with the essential skills that you'll need to go on and make other trouser patterns.
Cassandra is currently completing her Masters in Fashion & Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, majoring in sustainable clothing design. During this workshop Cassandra will be sharing some of her findings with regards to the social and environmental impacts of the jeans industry, and presenting some sustainable solutions.
When you come to book your place on this course, you'll be asked to provide your waist and hip measurements in Inches. If you're not sure how to do this, check out our blog post on taking measurements or get in touch. And if you're not currently in a place you can do this, you can provide them later by email.
Booking Your Place
To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card. NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks like this.
When you come to book your place online, you'll be given the opportunity to add a Stitchery Sewing Kit to your basket. The kits come with everything you'll need to get sewing, and they only contain high quality tools that we would use ourselves.
What does it cost to run a high quality sewing course? Our transparent pricing policy means that you can request a cost breakdown for any of our courses.
If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. We also recommend reading the relevant page on our Student Resource Page, where you can find useful insights on the course structure and what supplies you'll need to bring to class.
If you don't find your answer in either of these places, then please feel free to contact us.