Jeans to die for with Charlotte Newland

(3 customer reviews)


Have you ever dreamed of sewing yourself a pair of great-fitting jeans? The perfect pair that fits you just the way you want them to every time you make them.  Well here is your chance.
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)


Materials list:

  • 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)
  • Jeans Buttons
Sewing machines are provided for this course, HOWEVER – As we found when we ran it earlier this year 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
It is possible to break this course down into monthly payments providing your final payment is made by the 1st Dec 2019.  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.  How nice would it be to have it all paid off at the end of the year and have a class to look forward to at the start of 2020 when we are all poor following Christmas?
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Fri 10th, Sat 11th & Sun 12th Jan (10.00 – 17.00), Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sun 9th Feb (10.00 – 17.00), Sat 23rd, Sun 24th & Mon 25th May (10.00 – 17.00)

3 reviews for Jeans to die for with Charlotte Newland

  1. Marie

    One of the best sewing courses I have done. Great fun, lots of useful knowledge learnt and I ended up with jeans that fit! We’ll worth it.

  2. Susan (verified owner)

    Fantastic course and I’ve come home with a perfect fit pair of jeans. I learnt so much from Charlotte as well as my fellow attendees who were friendly and helpful. Charlotte is a great teacher who worked at our pace and the studio has everything you need. On top of that it was a real giggle as we tried on our jeans and Charlotte made sure of the fit. I am now making my second pair on my own and all’s going well so far 😀. I would definitely recommend this course.

  3. Marie

    One of the best sewing classes i have taken, great fun and you end up with an amazing pair of jeans that actually fits. Charlotte is a very good teacher and the studio is lovely to be in. The size of the class is very good and allows you to work without any real issues around working space. It’s tiring but not overly so, I never felt overly rushed. If you have a reliable sewing machine that is happy to crunch through layers of denim and you know it well i would recommend checking if it is suitable and you are allowed to bring it.

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