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Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
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Retreat meets: 06/28/19 - 06/30/19
Fitting + Cutting: Friday, 06/28/19, 2pm - 6pm Instruction: Saturday, 06/29/19 and Sunday, 06/30/19, 10am - 5pm
Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing jeans seems like it would be scary and hard, it doesn't have to be - and instructor Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be!
Students will learn how to make jeans using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Patterns or the Ames Jeans pattern from Cashmerette - a classic high-rise skinny jean made with stretch denim. We will go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking pair of jeans - choosing the correct size, tips for accurate topstitching, serged seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing all that fun hardware! We will kick off the weekend with a half day to choose your size (we will have samples of the Ginger Jean pattern pre-made so you can try them on!) and cutting and marking your denim. Construction will begin on Saturday and go all through the weekend. Please note that while this is not a pants-fitting class, Lauren will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments as needed for each individual body :)
About the Materials:
Your class fee includes 4 hours of assistance fitting and cutting, 13 hours of instruction, use of sewing machines and basic notions, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and water and snacks throughout the weekend.
Students will be required to purchase the pattern, fabric, and all necessary notions to complete their jeans. A detailed supply list and coupon code will be emailed to you prior to class.
About the Students:
Prior sewing experience is required to take this class. You must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine.
Please note: There are NO refunds or store credit given at any time for classes with out of town instructors and special guest instructors. Your seat may be transferred to a friend if you cannot attend. Ages 18+
About your Instructor:
Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, TN. 100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes pretty much all of her clothing at this point. In addition to teaching fun sewing classes and workshops, Lauren also works professionally in wardrobe + alterations for commercials and celebrities. Lauren blogs for the Mood Sewing Network, and at her own blog, LLADYBIRD.com.
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