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Denim Jean Workshop Short Course

Course description

On this denim jean workshop you will get the opportunity to cut and sew a selvedge jean, with step by step instructions. You will cover true 1930s and 1950s construction with added features including: a continuous fly, clean construction, single needle felled seams as well as constructing garments without any overlocking.

This course uses industrial sewing machines and you must be an experienced sewer to attend this course. You will need to have completed our Professional Sewing Skills course or have equivalent experience.

Level:

Advanced. Experienced to the level of our Professional Sewing Techniques course. 

You may also be interested in our Understanding Denim course.

Please note:

This course is for students aged 18 and older.

Clear, easy to understand lessons: 

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean. 
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand. 

Experience life on campus 

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe 
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need 
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time 
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments 
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time 

A certificate of completion: 

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it! 
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance. 
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience! 
  • Certificates are great to complement your cv. 

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

This course includes:

  • 5 pocket selvedge jean construction
  • Chalking out - cutting out a jean - layplan - using the selvedge in a special way
  • Making a jean: front pocket bags, pocket bearer, attaching to front panels
  • Key hole button for the continuous one piece fly, attaching the fly, run and fell crouch seam, back panels, attaching the yoke - felled seams
  • Attaching back pockets - concealed rivets
  • Felling the back panels
  • Felling inseam, sewing up the selvage seam, side seam safety stitch, attaching the waistband (with tailored belt loops), top waistband button hole, attaching leather patch - in a continuous stitch.
  • Attaching buttons, hemming the jean

Materials

Please bring to the class:

  • Tailored tracing chalk / chalk pencils
  • Sewing pins
  • Good fabric scissors (large and small)

The following will be provided for you as part of the course:

  • Three metres of selvedge denim
  • Needle for the lockstitch machines
  • 1/2 metre of pocketing fabric
  • Two different colours of thick thread
  • Denim buttons and rivets

 

Meet the Tutor:

On this denim jean workshop you will get the opportunity to cut and sew a selvedge jean, with step by step instructions. You will cover true 1930s and 1950s construction with added features including: a continuous fly, clean construction, single needle felled seams as well as constructing garments without any overlocking.

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