VIRTUAL SEWING COURSE: Helene Jeans
This workshop will (virtually!) meet for eight sessions. You'll learn how to:
- Print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
- Measure the body accurately to for fitted, non-stretch jeans
- Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
- Sew straight, slim, wide, or shorts-length legs!
- Sew scoop, coin, and patch pockets
- Sew a v-shaped back yoke
- Sew belt loops
- Install rivets (Optional)
- Accurately topstitch denim
- Sew a zipper fly (Please note: You can We will not be covering how to sew a button fly during this workshop!)
This is a 8-part course being held on the following dates:
NOTE: Registration opens on Friday 9/2 at 3:30pm EST!
**Each session will be recorded and access links are sent by 11:30am EST the morning following class. If you can't make a session, no sweat! Use the recording to catch up.**
Please note this is an advanced-level workshop. This workshop is suitable for intermediate/advanced students who are comfortable using their sewing machine and have completed several garment project in the recent past.
Materials + Tools Required
**Save 10% on supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co with code HELENE10**
Helene Jeans pattern - If you prefer not to print/ assemble your pattern at home, we highly recommend our friends Brooklyn Motif for wide format pattern printing! They have generously extended an offer of 15% off pattern printing for Brooklyn Craft Co workshops with code CLASS.
- 2-5.5 yards (depending on size and fabric width, see charts in photos above) 10-15 oz selvedge denim or other denim/ other bottom weight fabric with very little to no stretch like cotton canvas, twill, corduroy, etc.
- .5 yd Pocket Lining Fabric: Light weight woven fabrics
- 1.5 yard light to medium weight fusible interfacing
- 17mm waistband button
- Metal YKK jeans zipper, 6-10 inches depending on size
- 6 rivets (Optional)
- Topstitching thread
- Straight pins
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter/mat
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop.
- Iron and ironing board or mat
Date & Time: Eight parts-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of eight parts for this workshop.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed within 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media.
Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops.