Fri, Oct 26|
Hello Stitch Studio
Sew Your Own Jeans Weekend Workshop with Lauren Taylor of Lladybird
Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing jeans seems like it would be scary and hard, it doesn't have to be - and instructor Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be in this three day jeans workshop.
Time & Location
Oct 26, 2018, 2:00 PM – Oct 28, 2018, 5:00 PM
Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703, USA
About the Event
**This is a three day class. When you register, you will automatically be registered for the entire weekend workshop.**
Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing jeans seems like it would be scary and hard, it doesn't have to be - and instructor Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be! To see more examples from this class, CLICK HERE.
Students will learn how to make jeans using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Patterns* - a classic high-rise skinny jean made with stretch denim. We will go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking pair of jeans - choosing the correct size, tips for accurate topstitching, serged seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing all that fun hardware! We will kick off the weekend with a half day to choose your size (we will have muslins of the pattern pre-made so you can try them on!) and cutting and marking your denim. Construction will begin on Saturday and go all through the weekend. Please note that while this is not a pants-fitting class, Lauren will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments as needed for each individual booty :)
While prior garment experience is not required to take this class (although we encourage you to sew a couple garments beforehand, as you will get so much more out of this class!), you must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine. Need some help getting up to speed? Check out our Learn To Sew classes!
*You can also use the Cashmerette Ames jeans, if you prefer, but there won't be samples made up for you to try on.
Fitting + Cutting Half Day: Friday, October 26, 2pm - 6pm
Instruction: Saturday + Sunday, October 27 & 28, 10am - 5pm
We will have Happy Hour nibbles on Friday evening. Lunch, snacks, tea and coffee will be provided on Saturday & Sunday.
About the Instructor:
Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, Tennessee. 100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes pretty much all of her clothing at this point. In addition to teaching fun sewing classes and workshops, Lauren also works professionally in wardrobe + alterations, as well as in sewing production for a local clothing designer. Lauren blogs for the Mood Sewing Network, and at her own blog, LLADYBIRD.com.
*Due to the special nature of this workshop, this is a non-refundable class. However, if you are unable to make the class, you can transfer it to a friend!