SEW YOUR OWN JEANS WEEKEND WORKSHOP with Lauren Taylor. This is an Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate garment making class for adults ages 16+.
This listing is for a CLASS DEPOSIT/Payment Plan so you can spread the cost of the workshop out over the first part of the year, please keep reading!
Class Dates: Friday September 8th through Sunday the 10th, 3023. Spend Local’s Summer at the Shore sewing your own jeans!
Fitting + Cutting Half Day: Friday 2 – 6pm (snacks & drinks will be served)
Instruction: Saturday + Sunday, 10a – 6p (lunch will be served)
Because we have our [amazing] teacher flying in from Nashville for this workshop, all class deposits and registrations are non-refundable unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist and you agree to this when you pay your deposit.
Weekend Workshop Cost: $600. Includes your Ginger Jeans sewing pattern for class (or Quadra/Fulword Jeans by Thread Theory for male students), snacks on Friday night, lunch on Saturday and Sunday and all sewing machines and tools.
Materials required: we will have kits available for purchase (as we get closer to September) with Lauren’s recommended denim and supplies! All registered students get 15% off the full retail price in the Old Spool Shop.
DEPOSIT at time of registration,secures your spot in class: $100
Payment Plan: $100/month for 5 consecutive months after the intital $100. Our website runs this like a ‘subscription’ with an end date. If you cancel or suspend your ‘subscription’ before the final payments process we will charge the card on file for the full remaining amount.
(Lauren is also hosting an Alter + Repair your Garments workshop on Thursday 9/7/23 which we will list soon and you can get a little discount if you sign up for both!)
About the Workshop:
Take your sewing to the next level and make your own custom jeans! While sewing
jeans seems like it would be difficult, it doesn’t have to be – and instructor / Jeans
Queen Lauren Taylor is going to show you just how easy (and fun!) it can be!
Students will learn using the Ginger Jeans from Closet Core Patterns (available in sizes
0-32 / 33”-63” hip) – a classic high-rise jean made with stretch denim. Students will
have the option to make either the stovepipe or skinny leg version of the pattern. We will
go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking pair of jeans –
choosing the correct size, basic fitting adjustments*, tips for accurate topstitching,
serged seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing all that hardware! We will
kick off the weekend with a half day to choose your size (we will have samples of the
Ginger Jeans pre-made so you can try them on!), and then cut and mark your denim.
Construction will begin on Saturday and continue through the weekend. You will leave
with not only a new pair of jeans, but also the knowledge and empowerment to make
more on your own!
* Please note that this is not a fit class. The focus of this workshop is jeans construction.
We will not go over fit beyond very basic fitting adjustments at the beginning of class.
Prior sewing experience is required to take this class. You must be comfortable
threading and operating a sewing machine, and have sewn at least one garment
pattern. This class is best suited for intermediate sewers or adventurous beginners with
a little experience under their belt.
Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, TN.
100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes anything and
everything! In addition to teaching fun sewing workshops, Lauren also works
professionally as a tailor for a local fine suiting store, as well as on set wardrobe +
alterations for commercials, tour wardrobes, and red carpet events in the country music
industry. Lauren can be found at LLADYBIRD.com and at @LLADYBIRD on Instagram.