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:
And fabric can be purchased from some amazing Canadian shops like
Blackbird Fabrics - they have SO many colours of hardware
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, 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.
You’ll need to bring your:
pattern (already cut out to your size)
prewashed fabrics (denim, lining, interfacing)
specialty needles, thread etc.
Your ticket price includes:
A personalized fitting session (if wanted) on Thursday July 25 from 8-9
Hours of instruction along with tips and best practices to make the whole process go faster.
Unique sewing tools like a french curve for grading, rotary cutters, buttonhole punch, awl & more along with basics like irons and the like.
Lunch, because fed sewists are happy sewists
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!