In this advanced class students can choose to make the Closet Case patterns Ginger Jeans, or Cashmerette Ames Jeans over the course 3 sessions on a fun-filled jeans-making weekend. For Men, we also offer Thread Theory Quadro Jeans. Class will be begin on Friday 5:30-8:30 PM and continue Saturday and Sunday 11-5 PM. Gingers and Ames jeans have a skinny, flattering fit designed for stretch denim. Please note your jeans preference in NOTES at checkout. Your instructor will be in touch closer to class time to offer fitting and pre-cutting advice. Your pattern will be mailed to you approximately 2 weeks before class.
IMPORTANT LOCATION NOTE: Please note the September class will be held in our auxiliary workshop space at Indie Craft Experience. 1390 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (the NW corner of McLendon & Oakdale in Candler Park). Photo of studio attached.
This special space is fully equipped for the needs of the class and allows for more intimate instruction and sewing time necessary for this more advanced class. We will not have any additional tools or supplies available for purchase at this location. Feel free to bring any snacks, drinks for lunch that you can heat up in the studio kitchen.
Skills you will learn:
In this class students will learn fitting tips and tricks to get the fit right, learn various seam finishes, learn to sew with a denim needle and thread, learn tidy topstitching, pocket assembly and proper placement, learning to sew a zip or button fly front, how to sew a neat waistband, how to apply rivets and hem your jeans.
Materials needed: Denim for your size (see yardage based on measurements on the back of your pattern), 200 yards of denim topstitching thread. We have Cone Mills stretch denim that is perfect for these jeans.
Materials provided: Ginger or Ames jeans sewing pattern, a zipper or buttons for button fly and rivets, a sewing machine, thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.
Minimum and max number of people for class: Min 2 / Max 6