Fashion Sewing 203 – Paperbag Pants (Series of 4)

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If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for this class. If you’ve never or barely touched a machine, click here for our Fashion Sewing 101 class.

4 session workshop total 10hrs

Once a week (same time each week)

All sewing tools & domestic sewing machines provided.

Fabric & button NOT included –  Non-stretch cotton fabrics recommended.

For your first class, please bring along 2 buttons & 2.5 – 3 metre of non-stretch cotton fabric. Do get in touch for any clarifications.

These high-waisted cinched paperbag trousers are stylish and flattering for many body types!  In this 4 session workshop chock full of tricks-of-the-trade, you will also get to use a domestic serger to overlock edges, build a fancy elastic waistband and learn how to add side seam pockets to your creation!

What You’ll Learn

  • Understanding of reading patterns & applying their uses.
  • Pattern laying & cutting
  • Handling & usage of domestic overlock machine
  • Assembly + construction of culottes
  • Attaching a half-elastic waistband
  • Installing side seam pockets

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible. Please note that if you require more than the stipulated class time, there will be an additional $15/hr (GST incl.) charge for a make up session done on a separate day.

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.

This class is part of our 200 Fashion Sewing Series, designed for the beginning sewist who is ready to apply their new skills and techniques to making garments. It can also be a refresher class for basic techniques!

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