Beginner’s Make a Simple Trouser or Shorts
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is good for those who have already learnt basic sewing techniques and want to make their first garment. It’s also suitable for those with an interest in making trousers who want to practice by starting with a very simple style. This is also a good option for men who have learnt to sew and want to make their first garment.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Learn to make a simple pair of Men’s or Women’s Trousers or pyjama shorts with a drawstring waist or elasticised waist.
The class will include:
- How to use a home dressmaking pattern
- How to lay, mark and pin the pattern to fabric and cut out.
- Sewing seams
- Sewing the crotch line
- Making pockets
- Making an elastic casing
- You will them hem, press and finish your shirt ready to wear.
HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE DO I ALREADY NEED?
This workshop is for those who already have basic sewing skills or have completed one of our Learn to Sew classs.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We will provide the pattern for you to use, you just need to bring in the fabric for the trousers
Women’s 115cm wide fabric – 2m 40cm of fabric
Men’s 115cm wide fabric – 2m 50cm of fabric
Women’s 150cm wide fabric – 1m 90cm of fabric
Men’s 150cm wide fabric – 2m 20cm of fabric
Women’s 115cm wide fabric – 1m 20cm of fabric
Men’s 115cm wide fabric – 1m 50cm of fabric
Women’s 150cm wide fabric – 1m 20cm of fabric
Men’s 150cm wide fabric – 1m 30cm of fabric
We will send you more fabric details and a list of suppliers when you book.
WHAT CLASS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND AFTER THIS ONE?
You could try one of our other Beginner’s Dressmaking classs such as make a Simple Shirt or if you are particularly interested in Trousers you could take our Trouser Making Skills class which covers more intermediate level techniques such as a fly zip fastener, pockets and a waistband. If you also want to design and make your own trouser rather than use a commercial pattern we have a Pattern Cutting for Trouser class.