Sew Your Own Jeans!

(1 customer review)


An exciting 6 week Jeans making course!

Tuesday evenings 6-9pm

Tues July 26th – August 30th.

Learn how to sew your own jeans using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Patterns – a high or lower-rise skinny jean made with stretch denim.

During the workshop you will learn everything you need to know to make yourself a pair of cool skinny leg jeans using stretch denim. You will learn how to choose the correct size, topstitching techniques, overlocked seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing fun bits and bobs like rivets and fly buttons.

This class is all about learning how to construct jeans and although we won’t be getting too involved with pants fitting techniques we will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments.

In your first class we will start to determine sizes, make any small alterations to the pattern and cut the pattern out and start cutting into your denim!

Over the next 5 weeks you will continue construction on your jeans with a little homework in between classes.

Please read Cancellation Policy before booking


Skill level required

This course is designed for the intermediate sewer.  You should be comfortable using a sewing machine and sewn at least 2 garments before.

What you will learn

  • How to read, use, and modify a sewing pattern
  • Basic pattern alterations.
  • How to prep, cut, and mark fabric
  • How to sew patch and front jeans pockets
  • How to sew a fly front on your jeans
  • How to sew a jeans waistband
  • Topstitching tips
  • How to install jeans hardware including a jeans button and rivets
  • How to overlock seams

What to bring.

  • All sewing machines are provided however please feel free to bring your own machine if you prefer
  • 2.5 metres of stretch denim with at least 2% elastane.  Please pre-wash and press.
  • 0.5 meter fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 metre cotton lining
  • 2 spools of topstitching thread
  • 1 spool of regular polyester thread to match the jean colour
  • We have stretch denim available at the studio for sale, if you would like to purchase please contact Annie


  • Sewing machines 
  • A copy of Closet Core Ginger Jeans Pattern including an A0 print out to use during the workshop.The Ginger jeans pattern is available in sizes 0-20. For sizes 20-28, students can use the Ames Jeans pattern from Cashmerette instead. Please contact before workshop begins to organise.
  • Jeans zipper
  • Jeans rivets and buttons and all of the tools needed to make and finish your jeans professionally
  • Extra thread if required
  • Overlockers
  • Cutting table
  • Irons including a steam iron
  • Expert guidance

1 review for Sew Your Own Jeans!

  1. ali

    I’ve waited my whole life to put on a pair of jeans this comfortable, and I made them, with the invaluable assistance from Annie. These are the famous ginger jeans by Closet Case Patterns and they’re near perfect. Annie is running another ginger workshop in her cute and comfy studio so I implore you to sign up if you’ve been thinking about making jeans but have yet to take the plunge. Or maybe you have made a pair already but just want to have an awesome weekend of learning and sewing.

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