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Winnipeg Sews Jeans - Sew Your Own Jeans Workshop

Join Katherine from Winnipeg Sews, a local slow fashion maker, to make your new favourite pair of jeans.

This workshop is intended for anyone who can sew a straight line, but you must know how to work a sewing machine. Did you take home-ec? You're in. Have you been making your own clothes, but you'd like to try a pair of jeans? You're in too. While jeans seem intimidating, they are only a series of steps, and you can totally do this! They are actually the perfect pattern for both beginner and advanced sewists because the options for customization are really endless.

The goal of this class is for you to walk out with a finished pair of jeans. We'll be moving quickly through each step, so be prepared to accept that not everything will be perfect. And, really what's perfect anyway? You'll have made a pair of jeans and you'll be ready to scale mountains! If you are using matching topstitching thread, I pinky promise no one will notice a little wiggle in your seam. 

You are welcome to bring any jean or pants pattern you have. Here's a lovely little list of resources so you can find the jeans your life needs right now:

Ames Jeans

Ginger Jeans

Lander Pants

Ash Jeans

Jalie Stretch Jeans

And hardware and fabric can be purchased from some amazing Canadian shops like

Blackbird Fabrics  - they have SO many colours of hardware

Spool and Spindle

Fabrications Ottawa

After this workshop you're going to be on a creative high! We'll be learning or working on getting better at, the following in a fun and supportive atmosphere:

- Different seam finishes including flat felled seams, french seams, bias binding and serging. Choose your own level

- How to sew a buttonhole

- Tips to Top-stitching

After a day of intensive and immersive learning, we will take out our stress by hammering in our jeans button.

Your ticket price includes:

- Scissors, Thread, Needles etc.

- Lunch


$65 - Fabric kit including 2.5 yards of the famous, made in the USA, Cone Mills 9.5 oz Indigo Denim, or Italian made lightwash denim, two buttons, a zipper, rivets and needles. (4 available)

Can be claimed and paid for in advance or paid via credit card on the day of the workshop.

Prepare yourself to become creatively hooked on clothes that fit!

Join the slow fashion revolution and let's all slow down our wardrobes. 

Can't wait to see you!



Buy your tickets here!

Earlier Event: November 15
Hello, Machine - Sewing Basics
Later Event: November 29
Season Windup and Sewing Drop-in