Sewing with Denim



Blue Jean Baby!  Wanna be the seamstress for the band?  Your own band?!   Take this ‘Sewing Denim’ class and learn all the secrets!

The Serwing with Denim class runs for 6 weeks.  Each class is 2 hrs long.
Course fee is $220 + HST

Class Outline

Class One: Sewing Pockets 1 – Patch Pockets

  • Using denim needles, pocket templates, topstitching thread and guide feet
  • Drafting and sewing a patch pocket sample

Class Two: Sewing Pockets 2 – Western Pockets

  • Sewing a western pocket sample using facings, pocket lining and an inner coin pocket.
  • How to draft a western pocket from an existing pant pattern
  • Finish your seams with curved topstitching using a guide foot
  • Complete the look with brass or copper rivets

Class Three:  Fly Front Zippers Part 1 – Installing a Zipper

  • Discussion:  Types of zippers, zipper construction, zipper stoppers
  • Drafting a fly front zipper pattern to include a fly front shield and facing
  • Sewing a ‘true’ Fly Front zipper


Class Four:  Fly Front Zippers Part 2 – Top Stitching and Bar Tacking

  • Discussion:  Shortening Zippers – Tools and tips
  • Top stitching a fly front
  • Bar tacking a fly front

Class Five:  Waistbands and Denim Buttons

  • Discussion:  Drafting a waistband, testing fit,
  • Adding a waistband to the Fly front sample

Class Six: Belt Loops

  • Sewing Belt Loop tape
  • Installing belt loops

***This is a techniques based class.  Students will complete samples for each of the following: Patch Pockets, Western Pockets, Flat Felled Seams, Fly Front Zipper, Waistband and Belt Loops. We will not be sewing an entire pair of jeans.  If you would like to make your own pair of denim jeans in class, we recommend the Ginger Jeans pattern which you can make in Commercial Patterns: Choose Your Own class.   We highly recommend taking this class first to practice denim sewing techniques before learning how to fit your own jeans.***

Upcoming Dates & Online Registration:


Sewing with Denim (Downstairs Studio - Bloordale)

This class begins on Wednesday, March 21st 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25).  Click here to read the full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 5

Sewing with Denim (Regent Park)

This class begins on Thursday, November 1st 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and runs for six weeks (Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6).  Click here to read the full class description.

Price: C$220.00

Date: Thursday November 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 5