Sew Your Dream Jeans

Sew your own jeans & use your perfected pattern to make more at home! We'll help you fit the pattern, top-stitch with twin 'jeans' needle, sew front & back pockets, belt loops, fly zip & metal rivets/button. Skinny or stove-pipe style - hip or high waist

Experience Level: Confident Intermediate & Experienced Level Students

Bring the items from the bring list below 

See our fabric shop suggestions below. Find out the washing and ironing temperature for your fabric when buying it


Stretch denim with at least 2% lycra, washed* and ironed. To find out the amount to buy, view Ginger Jeans size chart & fabric lengths here - buy an extra 25% fabric length to allow for shrinkage when washed & in case you need to re-cut any pieces for fit reasons

*IMPORTANT WASHING INFO: We recommend washing your length of denim in the bath or large tub by hand at temp you will wash finished jeans e.g. 40 degrees (use a cooking thermometer), wringing out as much as you can/squeeze dry with a towel & drip drying, as large lengths of denim usually get permanent creases in if washed in machine. n.b same applies to corduroy fabric, for future ref : )

Cotton lining fabric for waistband & pockets - 0.5m (we used a print cotton from Fabric land in Brighton, £5 mtr). Wash and iron before class

Medium weight fusible interfacing 45cm


For sewing: A 100m reel of all purpose polyester sewing thread, matching your denim colour (brands Coats, Moon or Gutermann are best)

For topstitching: 2 x 30m reels of topstitching thread in a bright colour e.g. yellow, rose pink, orange, bright blue, white. We used Gutermann TopStitch Thread dusky pink ­ 473 - £1.55 from* here on our classroom sample shown in the pics

+ £1.50 if you want to keep the 3 bobbins we provide you with if using our machines


View the Ginger Jeans size chart and fabric lengths here to see which zip length you need

A metal closed end zip:

View A (mid-rise stove-pipe style) - for sizes 0-10 bring a 5" zip, for sizes 12-20 bring a 6" zip

View B (waisted skinny jean) - for sizes 0-10 bring a 7" zip and for sizes 12-20 bring an 8" zip. We purchased our zip from from* here

We will provide** your jeans button and six rivets - choose from copper or silver (we will email you to ask which you want)

* do an amazing range of haberdashery at great prices and postage is just £1.50

**If you are making these jeans in Stitch Classes you will need to bring a jeans button & 6 rivets - we buy ours in packs from Jaycotts online here


We provide or bring your own: scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure, unpicker, hammer to apply rivets and button, sewing machine (if bringing own bring all accessories, spare bobbins and pedal - please note, we are on the 3rd floor so you may prefer to use ours)

GLASSES: if you wear glasses for close up work please bring them

FINDING US INFO: see your booking confirmation's link to how to find us & bring your phone in case of last minute emergency

Where to buy fabric. We suggest having a browse of fabrics here:

Fabric Land in Brighton have a great range of printed cottons, plus some stretch denims at low prices

Head down to Ditto Fabrics in Kensington Gardens Brighton and ask them which of their fabulous stretch denims would be suitable for this style

Or for other shops see our list of local fabric shops. These options will also be on your booking confirmation