Sewing 201: Pants // 4 Weeks // Starts Nov 12

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.


Class Project:
Pietra Pants by Closet Case Patterns (women) - shorts, ankle or full-length; tapered or wide leg (size 0 to 20 or 14 to 30)
Fremantle Pants by Elbe Textiles (men or women) - cropped, ankle or full-length

Techniques learned:
- Reading size charts & choosing a size
- Cutting woven fabric on grain, understanding pattern markings
- Finishing seams
- Slant and/or patch pockets
- Darts (Fremantle pattern only)
- Waistband facing & partial elastic waistband (Pietra pattern) or full elastic waistband with drawstring (Fremantle).  Learn stitching in the ditch, topstitching, and understitching
- Hemming

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. 

Class size is limited. For information relating to new class policies and safety protocols for COVID-19, please click here.

!!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 (800 S 8th St): 4 Thursdays 6-9pm on Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29 & Nov 5

Section 2 (1912 South St): 4 Thursdays 6-9pm on Nov 12, Nov 19, Dec 3 & Dec 10. This skips Nov 26 for Thanksgiving.

Sample photos c/o Closet Case Patterns and Elbe Textiles.

  • $275.00