There's no better time to learn how to sew! And now you can learn from the comfort of your own home. The Pants Lab is currently only being offered virtually At Home with Live Video Instruction. Our experienced sewing instructors will teach you how using high quality video lessons with a live instructor answering your questions along the way.
This is a 3-Week sewing class where the focus will be on learning how to make a pair of fitted trouser pants that fit your body really well.
We'll teach you different techniques used to customize your pants they way you'd like them. This projects are filled with beautiful details that can be embellished and customized to your design preferences. You'll learn how to read a pattern and construct a garment from start to finish, no matter what your prior sewing experience is.
This class is appropriate beginners who aren't afraid of challenge, as well as people with sewing experience.
Upon sign up for the class, students will receive an email with class login instructions. You'll also receive access to a password protected personalized student web page. This page will include complimentary PDF copies of the patterns & step-by-step instructions for each of the projects worked on in class.
All class instruction is recorded and can be easily accessed during the class and beyond. You'll also have access to helpful on-demand sewing videos.
This beginner sewing class will go over threading the machine, threading the bobbin, winding the bobbin & operating the machine properly.
However, if you've never done this before on your own and don't feel confident doing it independently, we highly suggest signing up for a 45 Minute Sewing Machine Operators License Private (Video) Lesson .
- Choosing the correct size and cutting out pattern
- Sewing darts
- Assemble front pockets
- Finishing pockets
- Sewing fly front zipper
- Sewing inseam and outer seam
- Discussing fit
- Attaching waistband
Please note, supplies for this class are not included.
If you'd like to purchase the Starter Kit for this class where all supplies are included, click here.
Pants Supplies Needed:
- 2.5 Yards of 2-way stretch woven fabrics with at least 20% crosswise stretch (or 2-3% lycra), such as stretch denim & twill, and stretch suiting like gabardine
- 1/2 Yard of Fusible interfacing
- Pants zipper at least 7” long
- Hook & Eye Closure
- One 5/8” (16 mm) button for inside waistband
- Polyester thread
For this class you will need to purchase the Sasha Trouser from Closet Core Patterns.
You may purchase it as a digital download or as a printed pattern from Closet Core Patterns. If you choose the downloaded version, please have the pattern printed and taped together before we meet for our first live instruction class. Do not cut out the pattern. We will be talking about how to choose the correct size in our first session.
Tools Needed for At Home Sewing Classes:
- Sewing machine
- Polyester Sewing Machine Thread
- Marking tool that shows up on your fabric (pencils, colored pencils or pens usually work)
- Computer printer
- Scotch tape
- Printer paper
- Ruler and/or tape measure
- Seam ripper