• Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)
  • Intro to Garment Sewing -  Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)

Intro to Garment Sewing - Free Range Slacks (Hybrid)



Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!

Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!  

Skill level requirement: this is NOT a learn to sew class; you must have sewn in the recent past, and be confident operating a sewing machine independently. See below for more info. If you're a total beginner, check out our  Sewing 101 Workshops.

If you want to learn to sew from a pattern, gain an understanding of garment construction, and begin sewing your own clothes, this is the workshop for you!

In this workshop, you'll sew a super-cute pair of Free Range Slacks, custom made to fit your body. These slacks feature an elastic waist (a must for pants these days, amirite?), front pockets, and either a tapered or wide leg-- you choose! You'll leave this class with the skills and confidence to tackle more garment sewing on your own. This pattern is available in two size ranges: 00-20 and Curvy Fit 18-34!


This workshop will be a hybrid virtual/ in-person format. All of the sewing will take place at our shop-- no worries if you don't have a machine at home or if you can't make it to the live virtual session!  Here's how the schedule will look:

Friday 1/27 at 6:30pm-7:30pm - This will be a virtual info session taking place on Zoom. Your instructor will discuss pattern details and demonstrate how to cut your fabric. Your homework will be to complete all of the fabric cutting/ prep before we meet in person. The Zoom will be recorded, so you'll be able to access the video if you can't attend live or if you need to reference it while you're cutting fabric!

Sunday 1/29 at 11am-4pm - This part will take place at our Greenpoint shop! During this time we will cover all of the bag construction. All fabric must be cut and ready to sew upon arrival. 


You'll learn how to:

  • Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
  • Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from tissue paper pattern pieces, and more
  • Understand garment sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing and trouble shooting
  • Become familiar with sewing jargon commonly found in commercial patterns
  • Cut fabric and assemble a garment the right way
  • Sew a hem, wide elastic waistband, front slash pockets, a tapered or straight leg (you choose!)
  • Please note: Depending on sewing speed, we may not be able to construct the back pocket during class, but you'll be well-prepared to do so on your own!


Materials + Tools Required

Materials needed for class are available to be purchased at our shop in person or online as a local pick up order at a 10% student discount. Please note, within 24 hrs of registering for the workshop, you will receive the discount code for the materials needed. For the Free Range Slacks you will need:

  • Free Range Slacks pattern -- Purchase printed pattern here or the PDF here!
  • 2-5 yards (depending on size and fabric width. See both size charts above!) light or medium weight woven fabric like linen/linen blends, chambray, light to mid-weight denim, etc! See size chart above to determine yardage needed-- please be sure to check measurements! Be sure to wash, dry, and press your fabric before class!
  • 1.5" elastic (enough for your waist size plus 1/2")
  • Fabric scissors 



Skill requirements: This is a beginner garment sewing workshop; you do not need to have any experience sewing clothing, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class. (You can register for one of our upcoming Sewing 101 workshops here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to hello@brooklyncraftcompany.com.



Class Details

Date & Time: Select date above

Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $145 instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines + tools. Does NOT include pattern, fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount. 


All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.



Diana Rodgers is a fiber artist and educator who grew up on Long Island and is now based in Bronx, NY.  Since receiving a BFA from The Fashion Institute of Technology, Diana has pursued three creative career paths: fashion designer, manufacturer, and sewing educator. Sewing is the common thread among all three.

Most of her days are spent teaching people of all ages how to sew, but Diana finds time to work on soft sculptures, embroideries, and quilts.  Career highlights include teaching over 1000 people how to use a sewing machine, and selling her products to MoMA Design Store.

Find her work on Instagram @wonderthreads and dianarodgers.com



Special Thanks...

Thank you to BERNINA for furnishing Brooklyn Craft Company's sewing machines. Visit BERNINA online at WeAllSew.com.

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