Jeans to die for with Charlotte Newland


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 too 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.

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 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 an colour/pattern (2m for toile, 2.5m for actual pair)
  • Polyester thread for sewing to match denim
  • Three reels of top stitch thread
  • Iron on lightweight woven interfacing (1/2 metre)
  • 8″ jean zip
  • jeans needles for your sewing machine (machines are provided)
  • A pack of Rivets (the prym ones that include the tools are the best)
  • Jeans buttons
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 Feb 2019.  Please contact us if you wish to arrange a payment plan and we can set one up for you.
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Fri 17th, Sat 18th & Sun 19th May (10.00 – 17.00)


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