Sewing 201: Pants // 4 Weeks // Starts Mar 31 or Apr 28
It's an age-old Home Ec philosophy that pajama pants are the best garment sewing project for beginners. Sure, we get it. But we want to elevate that idea and introduce you to more refined (but still beginner-friendly) techniques that result in a pair of pants you can wear out in the world while still looking sharp.
Join us for Sewing 201: Pants Edition! Learn the ins and outs of garment-making using woven fabric and a professional pattern, and walk away in a pair of tapered or wide-leg trousers with unique waistband and pocket details. Pattern options available for women & men up to a 61.5" hip size.
- Reading size charts, grading sizes
- Cutting woven fabric on grain, understanding pattern markings
- Finishing seams
- Sewing curves
- Slant and/or patch pockets
- Darts (Fremantle pattern only)
- Waistband facing & partial elastic waistband (Pietra pattern) or full elastic waistband with drawstring (Fremantle)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner. This is a 200-level course, which means you must have taken our Sewing 101 course or have equivalent experience. You should feel comfortable threading a sewing machine and sewing straight lines at an accurate seam allowance. You may be new to sewing garments or working with professional sewing patterns.
You may take this class even if you have taken Sewing 201: Dresses.
4 Weeks; 12 hours of instruction
Materials and pattern are not included in this class. You will be responsible for purchasing your fabric, notions, and the digital version of the pattern of your choice. On the first day of class we will cover all the materials needed for the project.
Please pay attention to the studio location listed below for each section. We have two studios so make sure you arrive at the correct one for class!
[sold out] Section 1 (1912 South St): 4 Thursdays 6-9pm on Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19 & Mar 26
[sold out] Section 2 (800 S 8th St): 4 Sundays 1:30-4:30pm on Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 29 & Apr 5. Please note this section skips March 22!
Section 3 (1912 South St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14 & Apr 21
Section 4 (800 S 8th St): 4 Tuesdays 6-9pm on Apr 28, May 5, May 12 & May 19