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Jean Making Workshop - Day

Do your jeans gap in the back? Do your jeans ride down in the back and ride up in the front? Is the waistband of your jeans often to lose and it the hips? Or do you find the legs are just too skinny! Join us for this Jean Making workshop where you will learn how to fit yourself to a T to the perfect fit jeans! Once you make a pair of Ginger jeans you will not want store bought jeans! The process is not as difficult as you think!

The Workshop

We will begin the workshop with learning how to measure – waist, high hip, low hip, derrière, and most importantly crotch measurements. We then compare those measurements to those of the pattern.

The cost of this Workshop is $395 for the weekend and Weekday workshops
Sunday Workshop is also $395, all workshops include use of shop equipment, lunch, and snacks (with the weekend workshop), 12+ hours of guided sewing instruction, jean kits, and pattern.

We will use the Ginger Jeans Pattern for the workshop that is created for a curvy girl fit and two styles – regular waist and high-rise skinny jeans using stretch denim.

You will learn how to choose the correct size, how to insert a fly-front zipper, how to topstitch, serged seam finishes and flat seams for comfort, and then adding the jean button and rivets. We will also learn some quick techniques for a faster jean sew. You may NOT finish your jeans in class but you will be able to complete at home.

*Please be sure to review our Workshop and Class Policies.

Three Day Weekend Workshop

Since this class can be a bit more work it will begin at 4 PM on Friday where we will go over sizing, setting up your machine for the next day, reviewing some basics then returning Saturday and Sunday to finish-up.

Friday Evening – sizing, setting up machine, basic review

Saturday – laying out pattern, fabric and makings, cut out, serging, and beginning to sew.

Sunday – finish sewing, and try on

Week Day Evening Workshop – Tuesday and Thursday

You receive all the same instruction as a weekend workshop except you class is broken up into three weeks - Tuesday and Thursday hours 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Week 1 Day 1 – Fitting and sizing, pattern layout and cutting

Week 2 Day 2 – Time saving sewing – pockets and topstitching

Week 3 Day 3 – Pockets and fly front

Week 3 Day 3 – Baste jeans together proceed with fit and adjustments

Week 4 Day 4 – Sewing it all together, fitting, and final adjustments


Sunday to Sunday Class $375

This two-day class is a bit more intensive and Fast-Tracked gear towards seamstresses that can do some steps at home and have taken intermediate / advanced classes before.  This class is for those that have limited time and still want to learn.  You receive all the same instruction as a weekend workshop except you class is broken up into two weeks on a Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch and Continental breakfast will be served. Please have your pattern prepped and measurements completed. You may not finish the jeans in class.

Week 1 Sunday – laying out pattern, fabric and markings, cut out, serging, pockets and fly front, some top-stitching and sewing.

Week 2 Sunday – Sew all the pieces together, try on, and final adjustments

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: You have taken a beginner sewing class Have sewn some other projects
Materials Included: Bernina Basic Sewing Machine for use in class, rulers, basic thread, and other notions.
Requirements: Jean Kit - IS INCLUDED Sew Chic Ginger Jean Pattern - IS INCLUED Sew Chic
Instructor: Donna Whitaker
Instructor Bio: Donna is a master seamstress and fit consultant who has sewn since the age of 10. She creates all type pf garments from custom dresses to suits for children and adults. Other class expertise include bra making and jean making.
Includes all sessions of the workshop - Kit with Pattern IS included

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.