Intermediate Pantsmaking Weekend - Mitchell Trousers
Intermediate Pantsmaking Weekend - Mitchell Trousers
There's nothing quite like making your very own pants, but they can be intimidating for some, especially when it comes to getting the right fit. Have no fear, because in this pants making class, we will be focusing on achieving the proper fit before you even cut out your fabric!
In this intermediate class, taught by Nikki from Atlatna Sewing Style, we'll make the Closet Core Mitchell Trousers - size 0-32, VIEW B. Class will be begin on Wednesday March 20th, 6-8pm PM and continue Saturday and Sunday 11:00-3:00 PM. There might be some homework in between but most of the sewing will be done in class.
The first evening will be focused on choosing your size and preparing your pattern to trace and cut the pattern and your fabrics so that you are able to get a great fit before ever cutting into your materials. For homework, you'll cut out your fabric based on your size and any fitting modifications to your pattern. Then, you'll spend Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm sewing up a great pair of pants.
Skills you will learn:
• Techniques to get the fit right
• Pattern modifications based on fitting techniques
• Sewing darts
• How to sew a waistband facing
• Welt pockets
• Learn how to sew a zip fly front
• Sewing a buttonhole or hook and bar closure
This is an intermediate class. Please be sure you have the equivalent amount of experience up to an intermediate level. If you've sewn a few advanced beginner garments, including PJ pants or other beginner pants, you should be good to go.
Materials: You can either choose to purchase your own fabric or we will have a small selection of twill or denim to choose from. You'll need fabric yardage based on your sizing.
Check the size chart here. We will be making view B in class. Fabrics that are good for this pattern are: For a structured look, use sturdy woven fabrics like light to midweight denim, twill and canvas, and midweight linen, cotton, and wool suiting. For a softer effect, choose midweight fabrics with drape, such as tencel twill, wool crepe.
Materials provided: The Closet Core pattern, zipper, button or hook and bar, D-rings, a sewing machine, thread, fabric shears, pins, marking tools, measuring tape and an iron.
We will have snacks and drinks but feel free to pack a lunch as well because the weekend classes span over lunch time.
Max in the class: 4
*You'll receive the pattern at the first class on Thursday night unless you just want to pick it up early to review it! Please just let us know your size range or hip / waist measurement so we can have the correct version of the pattern ready for you.
Have questions? Feel free to reach out!
Please be sure to explain your question clearly so we know how to help you.
We don't have a phone number, so email us if you have a question!
If you're wondering about particular class info or supplies for your class, all the info you need should be with the description of your class.
We're open during scheduled class times only.
We're located at 720 West College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030 next door to our friends at Brave and Kind books.
We don't offer refunds on in-person classes, unless we at Topstitch need to cancel a class for an unexpected reason. If you need to miss your class for any reason, if you give 72 hours notice (3 days), you can put your class payment towards the equivalent priced class in the future. We usually only have 4 people in a class so we need as much notice as possible to try to fill your space! You're also welcome to make arrangements to give your class space to a friend if you'd like to.
Please mark your calendar for your in-person class time! You can do that by adding your class to your own calendar. We don't send personal class reminders, but if you add your class to your calendar from our calendar sync option, you'll get a reminder 1 day before! All the info you need for class will be with the class description.
We take every measure to provide a completely safe environment at our studio and in our sewing and craft classes. By signing up for a sewing or craft class, using our studio for open sewing, or for sewing related events, for yourself or your child, you acknowledge that sewing and craft making can involve using a sewing machine, sewing machine needles, hand sewing needles, scissors, irons, pins, rotary cutters and hot glue. You acknowledge all of these machines and tools and supplies involve a risk of injury. You agree to release any liability from Topstitch Studio, LLC, its owner, class instructors and all employees regarding any claims of injury that could arise from your own or your child’s participation in any class or event at Topstitch Studio. You agree to seek medical treatment on your own terms and at your own expense in the event of any injury or illness.
Our instructors are vaxed and boosted. Currently masks are optional.
Please try to arrive 10 minutes before class! It's really hard to catch people up once we get started.
If they class title says KIDS that means it's a kids class, otherwise it's a class for grownups.
Class Level Policy:
Please choose a class appropriate for your level. If you don't know how to use a sewing machine yet, you should choose a beginner sewing class where you learn how to sew in the class.
Our classes are one of 4 levels:
-no sewing experience expected or required at all
-a sewing machine may as well be an object from outer space
-reading a sewing pattern is like reading Japanese (assuming you don’t know Japanese)
-you’ve never pinned or cut fabric with the intention of sewing it
2 advanced beginner
-you have some sewing experience and have used a sewing machine within the last two years
-you understand the parts of a sewing machine feel pretty comfortable using it
-you know how to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin
-you understand how to sew to a particular seam allowance
-you can sew a straight stitch
-you’ve sewn a few craft projects and possibly some simple garments
-you know how to do all of the advanced beginner skills listed above
-you’ve sewn some craft projects and possibly some advanced beginner garments
-you know how to sew curves and pivot at corners
-you can read a commercial sewing pattern
-you know how to sew darts
-you know how to set sleeves
-you know a few hemming techniques
-you can create a buttonhole
-you’ve sewn pockets
-you know how to sew on a waistband
-you know how to sew on bias binding
-you know how to do all of the intermediate skills listed above
-you know how to insert an invisible zipper
-you know how to use facings and line a garment
-you know how to use interfacings
-you’ve sewn with various types of fabrics
-you can sew collars and cuffs
-you are capable of small fitting adjustments
-you're curious about advanced dressmaking, tailoring and fitting techniques
*Open Sewing Sessions: These are self-guided sessions, intended for you to bring your own sewing project and work on it independently. Open sewing sessions are for some self guided sewing sessions where you can come and hang out and sewcalize too if you'd like. Open sewing isn't the same as getting a private lesson. If you'd like instruction, you can reach out to book a private lesson.