Sew Your Own Jeans with Charlotte Newland - 3 Day Workshop - (Intermediate) - 3 DAY WORKSHOP - Friday 1 / Saturday 2 / Sunday 3 April 2022 has a rating of stars based on reviews.

Sew Your Own Jeans with Charlotte Newland - 3 Day Workshop - (Intermediate) - 3 DAY WORKSHOP - Friday 1 / Saturday 2 / Sunday 3 April 2022

Still on the hunt for that perfect-fitting pair of jeans? Sewing your own is the best way to get that ultimate fit! If you are an intermediate dressmaker, ready to take the next step in your sewing skills, this is the workshop for you. With our expert guidance, you will be supported every step of the way.

We’ll show you the necessary skills for each part of the process, from fitting, sewing a fly and topstitching to applying the hardware to give your jeans those all-important finishing details.  

We are pleased to offer a payment plan for workshops priced more than £65. Please see here for the details and how to book this workshop with a payment plan.

We have a choice of two patterns; the Ginger Jeans from Close Core Patterns and the Ames Jeans from Cashmerette. 

The Ginger Jeans a classic 5-pocket jeans sewing pattern with a modern and flattering cut designed for stretch denim. You can choose from a comfortable low rise fit with narrow stovepipe legs or a sexy and high-waisted pair with skinny legs and a pocket stay. 

Sizing Info - Please note this pattern is designed for American sizes 0-20. Please see the size chart for measurements. 

The Ames Jeans These 5-pocket wardrobe essentials are the real deal, with features like rivets, belt loops and a fly front. When it comes to jeans, a perfect fit is a must. Get the look you love tailored for apple or pear shapes, with two leg options - skinny or straight. Hold the style together with a high rise and pocket stay for secret smooth shaping. 

SIZING: 12 to 28 (printed pattern), 12-32 (PDF pattern), with interchangeable pelvis (apple or pear fit) and leg (skinny or straight) pieces. Please see the size chart for measurements. 

If you fall outside these size ranges, this class may not be suitable for you. Please contact us before booking at if you have any questions about sizing.

About your teacher 

Charlotte Newland is an accomplished dressmaker, quilter and all-round crafter. She is the winner of the Great British Sewing Bee 2016 and her quilts have received awards at QuiltCon and the Blogger's Quilt Festival. She lives in London with her husband, kids, dog, cat and sewing machines. 

Skills needed This class is suitable for intermediate dressmakers who have sewn several garments previously.

Materials The sewing patterns will be provided, but students will need to bring or buy the fabric, thread, zip and hardware for their jeans. 

Please note that you'll need enough fabric for a toile whether this is in a similar fabric or the same denim as your main fabric.

Once you have booked onto the workshop and chosen your pattern, we will contact you to confirm your sizing and send you a list of everything you need to bring on the day.

Class size 5. Please note, this class is for students over 18 only.

Length 3 days. 10h00 - 17h00. There will be time for breaks and a lunch break. 


The Avid Seamstress. First Floor, High Lea Business Centre, Witchampton Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 5AA. For more info on our venue click here


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