With over thirty years experience in fashion retail, heritage design, wedding and bridal design, pattern making and consulting Claudia Ledesma brings her special techniques and approaches with an eye for detail and the ability to transfer her knowledge to her students with a love for the architecture of fabric and the world of pattern making, tailoring and sewing.
Denim- Jeans Upcycling Studio
Total: 6 hours
A workshop full of different techniques that will have you equipped with simple alterations skills and tricks that you can use for your clothes, in addition to creating a variety of features to modify them.
You will also learn how to create a zipper pouch out of your denim jeans!
The alteration techniques during the Denim-Jeans Upcycling Studio, include how to taper and take in your side seams, extending and reducing lengths on your garments and how to create a variety of hems.
With these skills, you will make your pieces more wearable, like adding drawstrings, gathers, straps, elastics, and keep in mind that you will leave with samples to remind yourself of all these techniques!
What will you learn?
- French seaming
- for adding extension/lengthening
- Measuring and blind-stitch hemming for trousers by machine and by hand
- Tapering/shaping for fit
- Installing a zipper and sewing a pouch
- Feathered denim technique
- Inserting grommets
- Adding drawstring and elastic hems
- Adding gathers/ ruffles
Bring along your denim jeans for upcycling and note that all sample fabrics, sewing tools and machines are provided.