Ginger Jeans Workshop

Ginger Jeans Workshop

Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29 or Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 3

Lauren Taylor, the dynamo behind the blog Lladybird, will teach you everything you need to know to make your own pair of jeans!

In this two and a half day workshop, you will learn how to sew your own jeans, using the Ginger Jeans pattern from Closet Case Patterns – a classic high-rise skinny jean made with stretch denim.  We will go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking pair of jeans – choosing the correct size, tips for accurate topstitching, serged seam finishes, an easy fly-front zipper, and installing all that fun hardware!

The workshop will begin with a half day, to choose your size (Lauren will have every size pre-made so you can try them on!) and cut and mark your denim. Construction will begin the following morning, and will continue for the next two days. Please note that while this is not a pants-fitting class per se, Lauren will cover basic flat pattern alterations and minor fitting adjustments as needed for each individual.

The Workshop

The cost of this Workshop is $525, which includes lunch on both full days, 18+ hours of sewing instruction, use of Shop equipment, and lots of exclusive surprises and treats.

*Please review our Weekend Workshop Policies.

The Workshop merriments will begin Friday (Tuesday) with several hours devoted to determining sizing, as well as cutting and marking your fabric. Stay around for a casual cocktail party starting around 6 pm at Stitch Sew Shop. Mingle with Lauren and our fellow Workshop attendees (minimizing that dreadful first day of school feeling Saturday (or Wednesday) morning!) and pick up any last minute supplies you might need for the workshop.

Saturday (Wednesday) will bring a full day of making, beginning at 10 am. Lunch will be included, as well as some mid-afternoon pick-me-ups, and we will sew until 6 pm. Dinner reservations for the group will be made at a local favorite restaurant (Dutch treat) a pleasant walking distance from the Shop.

Sunday (Thursday), return to the shop at 10 am, and pick up where you left off. Lunch will be provided, and you may depart as your schedule permits. The Shop is open until 6 pm; you are welcome to stay and sew as long as you like.

The Sewlebrity

Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, TN. 100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes pretty much all of her clothing at this point. In addition to teaching fun sewing classes and workshops, Lauren also works professionally in wardrobe + alterations, as well as in sewing production for a local clothing designer. Lauren blogs for the Mood Sewing Network, and at her own blog,

The Weekend

mapWeekend Workshops at Stitch Sew Shop are designed to be a delightful escape. Located in picturesque Old Town Alexandria, Stitch Sew Shop is a sanctuary for the modern maker, and this workshop will be extraordinary.

Stitch Sew Shop is located just minutes away from Reagan National Airport (DCA). It’s a short taxi or metro ride to Old Town from the airport, and it’s unlikely you will need to rent a car if you plan on staying in Old Town. AmTrak station is collocated with the Metro at the King Street Station.

There are many great lodging options very near to the Shop. Within a comfortable walking distance are many hotels, including: Hotel LorienHiltonEmbassy Suites, or Hilton Garden Inn. If you are interested in sharing a room, please let me know and I will put you in touch with other interested attendees.

If you are local to the area, Stitch Sew Shop is an easy 10-12 minute walk from the King Street Metro Station. If you’re planning to drive in, there is metered on-street parking, as well as a paid parking lot a few blocks away.

  • April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • May 1, 2018 - May 3, 2018
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Price Qty*
Ginger Jeans Workshop, Friday April 27 - Sunday April 29 show details + $525.00 (USD)   Sold Out
Ginger Jeans Workshop, Tuesday May 1 - Thursday May 3 show details + $525.00 (USD)  

Please review our class policies