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Ginger Jeans Workshop with Closet Case Files

Three Little Birds Sewing Co.

Ginger Jeans Workshop with Closet Case Files

$ 400.00

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Workshop is February 24-26th, 2017

Have you ever wanted to make your own jeans? A pair that will fit you like a glove and you'll treasure forever? Here's your chance! Heather Lou of Closet Case Files will be instructing and guiding students through her very popular Ginger Jeans pattern for a full weekend workshop.

About the Ginger Jeans Pattern:

With a modern and flattering cut, Ginger Jeans are the daily staple you’ll reach for again and again. View A features a comfortable low rise with narrow stovepipe legs. View B is sexy and high-waisted with skinny legs and a tummy-slimming pocket stay.  Engineered to be as flattering as possible, Ginger Jeans feature subtly shaped back pockets to highlight the curve of the bum, slimming side seams and a higher back rise to prevent peekabooty. Designed for stretch denim, Ginger Jeans will hug you in all the right places.

A little about Heather, in her words:

"I’m Heather Lou, a Montreal based sewing blogger, pattern designer & teacher. I rediscovered sewing a few years ago when I realized my relationship with shopping was financially, environmentally and ethically unsound. I was sick of being in debt, and sick of being enslaved to the fast fashion cycle. Learning to sew changed my life; few things in life give you as much pleasure as making things.

I am extraordinarily passionate about sewing and the power it can have over your creativity, body image and general well being. Building your skills and pushing your sewing practice to new levels doesn't just benefit your wardrobe; it's a tremendous confidence and self esteem booster, with a quantifiable trickle down effect into other areas of your life. I love teaching people how to tap into that sewing mojo and am so excited to share everything I've learned.

If you'd like to stay in touch, check out my blog Closet Case Files, where I write frequently about sewing, DIY and style."

About the weekend:

The weekend will start Friday evening at 6:30pm. We'll have a brief meet & greet with Heather and your fellow classmates. You'll be able to ask any questions you may have as well as pick up any last minute supplies for the weekend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday we will begin our jean making journey from 10am-6pm. Lunch is included. Please let use know of any dietary restrictions. Following class, any one that is interested in joining us for dinner, we will head over to local favorite, Franklin's.

We'll conclude our workshop on Sunday. Starting at 10am, you are welcome to continue working on your jeans until the studio closes at 5pm. You may come and go as your schedule permits. Lunch will be available for order, if desired. 

Coffee and tea will be provided Saturday and Sunday morning, compliments of Vigilante Coffee. Snacks will be provided both Saturday and Sunday. 

Skill Level: Intermediate. Students should be comfortable using and setting up a sewing machine and have completed at least a garment or two using a commercial sewing pattern. 

What's included:

  • Use of sewing machines and studio supplies (scissors, iron, etc.). If you'd like to bring your machine to use, please let us know.
  • Full instruction with Heather on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Ginger Jeans Pattern.
  • Meet & Greet with fellow classmates & Heather on Friday evening. 
  • Coffee in the mornings, lunch Saturday, and snacks throughout the day.
  • Additional studio time at a later date, if needed. 

Supplies needed:

A hardware kit (rivets, buttons, and zipper) will be available for purchase from Heather. Everything else is available for purchase in our studio. 

  • Denim: The pattern calls for 7-12 oz denim or twill with 15-20% stretch (fabrics containing 2% lycra). Choose fabric amount according to your size. Please pre-wash prior to class.
  • 1/2 yd Cotton lining fabric. You can use a cute print, if desired.
  • 1/2 yard Fusible Interfacing
  • All purpose matching thread
  • Topstitching thread
  • Denim needles
  • A metal pants zipper
  • Rivets (optional) 


Class is non-refundable after December 31st. If you must cancel your registration, at any time, there is a $100 fee. You may transfer your class to another person, at no extra charge to you.

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