This is a virtual class that you will take from the comfort of your own home! You will receive a zoom link and further class instructions several days before the first session.
In this advanced class students can choose to make the Closet Case patterns Ginger Jeans or Cashmerette Ames Jeans over 5 virtual sessions. 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 preparation advice. Your pattern will be mailed to you before the first class.
The first session will cover measuring yourself & cutting your pattern to achieve the best fit. Fabric cutting will be a homework assignment between the first 2 class sessions. Over the course of this class, you will be able to contact your instructor, Kari, as any issues/questions arise.
Session Dates & times below. They will cover the following. All times are EST:
6/13: 10:00-11:30AM Measuring, Adjusting Your Pattern & Cutting Fabric
6/14: 2:00-3:30PM Basting & Fit Assesment
6/16: 6:00-7:30PM Pockets & Fly Construction
6/20: 10:00-11:30AM Legs & Waistband
6/23: 6:00-7:30PM Finishing Details
**Please NOTE, cutting your fabric out will be a homework assignment between session 1 & 2
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. Sewing machine, denim needle. Please contact us if you need help sourcing supplies.
Materials provided: Ginger or Ames jeans sewing pattern, a zipper or buttons for button fly and rivets