Arenite Pants - 2019

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Course Length:
4 sessions, 2 hours each
Change your relationship to pants--both the making and the wearing. Come try your hand with this forgiving, stylish new pattern. In this class you will learn techniques such as flat felled seams, French seams, edge stitching, and more. Suitable for advanced beginners, Arenite Pants can be finished with three different cuffs and two different pockets so as to add variety and vim to your wardrobe! Your beautiful handmade Arenite Pants are soon-to-be a wardrobe staple, and you'll find yourself making many pairs to suit all occasions.
Instructor: Kyra Fries
Dates: October 10, 24, November 7 & 14, 6-8 pm
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner - Some sewing experience is required. You are comfortable threading a sewing machine and you have sewn a few projects on your own.
What is Needed:
  • Arenite Pants pattern (paper or pdf pattern, printed and pieced together)
  • Appropriate amount of woven fabric (rayon challis, tencil twill, linen blends) for pattern size. Whatever you use, look for fantastic drape! 
  • 1/2 yard of knit fabric if planning to do the knit cuff
  • 2" Dritz soft elastic
  • coordinating thread
  • sewing supplies: pencil, pins, fabric scissors, tailor's chalk or disappearing pen, cloth measuring tape, etc
For all sewing classes - if not stated above, please bring (or purchase) the following in addition to what the teacher has asked:
  • Class 66 bobbins (plastic; please bring at least 3)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Universal machine sewing needles
  • Pins
  • Seam ripper
  • Dressmaker’s pencil or tailor’s chalk
  • Tape measure 60”
  • Thread
  • Sewing gauge
  • Tracing Paper (optional)
  • Pre-washed Fabric

A few helpful notes and tips for sewing classes:
If at all possible, please have your fabric and interfacing already cut out and ready to sew when you come to class. If you are new to cutting or have any questions about cutting this pattern, feel free to email the teacher for assistance before this class. 

JPKS has machines for you to use, but it's always preferable to familiarize yourself with your own tools whenever you can. If you have your own machine at home and it's not too much hassle to bring it, please feel free to. No need to bring your own iron or board, though.

Never underestimate the value of measuring yourself before you start a pattern.  It is important to measure yourself before you cut your pattern pieces, so you can cut the appropriate pattern size based on your own measurements. Here is a handy dandy guide to help you get your body measurements to help determine which pattern size you will need to cut. If you are still struggling, please reach out to your teacher before class and ask for some assistance.

Registered students receive 10% off their supplies for the class.

To register, please select the date of the class you want to attend,  add this class (and more if you wish!) to your cart, and then proceed to checkout.

Please make sure to read our class cancellation policy here.