Welcome to the Jeans Sewalong!

I am so excited for this jeans sewalong!  Not only to see your creativity, but I really need a few new pair of jeans myself.  Each week this sewalong will focus on a main part of the jean sewing process.  We will start with altering the pattern to make style changes, then move onto fitting a muslin, cutting denim, embellishing with embroidery, topstitching, waistbands, and more.




The Jean Sewalong Schedule:

Week 1 June 6 – 9 Altering the Pattern

  • Taper the pant leg to a skinny jean style (see video below)
  • Change the pattern waistline higher and lower (see video below)
  • Alter for a curvy tush
  • Grade the pattern for larger size (see video below)
  • Alter for full or muscular thighs
  • Alter for a full tummy


Week 2 June 12 – 16 Fitting a Muslin

  • Making and sewing a muslin for fit (video below)
  • Gapping waistline (video below)
  • Too big in the hips
  • Fitting the crotch curve (video below)
  • Transferring marks from muslin to pattern

Week 3 June 19 – 30 Cutting, Embellishing, and Sewing the Back


Week 4 July 3 – 14 Sewing the front pockets, fly and adding a tummy tuck

  • Embellishing the front pockets
  • Sewing the Front pockets
  • Adding a “Tummy Tuck”
  • Sewing the Front Fly
  • Testing the fit and sewing leg seams

Week 5 July 17 – 28 The Finishing Touches

  • Creative beltloops
  • The curvy waistband
  • Buttonholes, buttons, and rivets
  • Hemming


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Coupon Details: Get 50% off the full retail price of select Craftsy classes taught by Angela Wolf. Cannot be combined with any other coupons. Expires September 12, 2017.

Need extra help fitting jeans?  Check out Jennifer Stern-Hasemann Craftsy Class. Achieve a better fit through the hip and thigh as Jennifer shows you how to let out or take in ease as needed. Next, discover how to read wrinkles on the back leg of your muslin and modify your pattern to make them disappear. Move on to tackling one of the most important adjustments for jeans as you fit the front crotch. Then, you’ll learn to make custom adjustments to the waistband and back yoke, and your new favorite jean pattern is complete!

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