Pants-Making Intensive at Workroom Social
Take a class with me! My workshops are fun and informative, with lots of personalized instruction for each individual student. You will learn a TON – and have a blast doing it! Also, I will probably touch your butt.

For more information on my classes, please see this blog post. Are you a shop who is interested in hosting me for a workshop? Contact me and let’s chat!

Jeans and Wardrobe Basics Retreat
September 26-30, 2018 SOLD OUT
A Gathering of Stitches, Portland, ME
Join me in an intense three and a half day workshop to help you build the skills necessary to create the fundamental elements of a handmade wardrobe. Focusing on Jeans and tshirts, but touching on other items, I will show you how to sew up those classic basic items that we all live in.  This will be a weekend to get very comfortable with the skills to make clothes you will wear for the rest of your daily life. We will cover general fit, fabric + interfacing selection, and construction and finishing techniques to help you achieve the handmade wardrobe of your dreams. If jeans aren’t your thing, we can easily accommodate other pattern selections in this open workshop.

Sew Your Own Jeans Weekend Workshop
Sew Your Own Jeans Weekend Workshop
October 26-28, 2018 SOLD OUT
October 31-November 2, 2018 SOLD OUT
Hello Stitch Studio, Berkeley, CA
Let me show you how fun and fulfilling it is to make your own jeans! In this 2 1/2 day weekend workshop, we will work our way through the Ginger Jeans pattern (my personal favorite!), learning the basics of fitting and construction for making your own jeans. We will also go over all the fun extras that separate jeans from mere pants – topstitching, fancy seam finishes, and installing hardware. Yay!

Archer Shirt Workshop
November 30 – December 2, 2018
Stitch Sew Shop, Alexandria, VA
Join me for a 2 1/2 day workshop and learn how to make your own awesome button down shirt – the Archer Shirt Pattern from Grainline Studio (my personal favorite!). We will go over everything you need to know to make a professional looking button down shirt – choosing the correct size, tips for a perfect collar, button plackets and button placement, and lots more!


20 Responses to “Classes”

  1. Abigail July 10, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    Wish I could take these classes, but I’m in NY:(

    • LLADYBIRD July 10, 2015 at 7:56 am #

      Sometimes I go to NYC to teach a pants-making workshop at Workroom Social in Brooklyn! Dunno if pants are your jam or not, but you should totally consider coming to the next one we do 😀

      • Abigail July 10, 2015 at 9:34 am #

        Thank you, please let me know when you do that!

        • LLADYBIRD July 20, 2015 at 11:11 am #

          Hey! We’ve just added a fall date for the next Pants Making Intensive! November 7-8, in Brooklyn, NY 🙂 If you’re still interested, you can read the details and sign up here🙂 It is gonna be FUN!

          • Abigail July 20, 2015 at 11:44 am #

            Thanks, I’ll check it out!! It’s three hours away from my house, so I’ll have to see…

  2. Faith January 24, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Houston, or Austin please! 🙏🏻

    • LLADYBIRD January 24, 2018 at 4:39 pm #

      I’d love to come out there! Can you introduce me to shop who might be interested in hosting me?

  3. Stacy January 29, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    Any chance you are coming to the West Coast. San Francisco to be exact.

    • LLADYBIRD May 6, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      I’ll be in Berkeley in October! 🙂

  4. Claudia May 5, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

    How about coming to Portland, OR after/before your Berkeley Workshop in October? I work at a shop that offers sewing classes. Please let me know if you are interested and I will talk to the shop owner.

    • LLADYBIRD May 6, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      Hello! I actually really did try to get more West Coast stops (in Portland & Seattle) and reached out to some shops, but was not able to secure anything. At this point, I am pretty booked up for 2018 and am not sure if I am able to squeeze in anymore travel this year. That being said, I’d love to chat with your shop about possible 2019 dates if they are indeed interested 🙂 Talk to them and have them email me if they want to discuss details!! And thank you so much for your interest!

  5. Kathy Hills May 11, 2018 at 7:29 am #

    I would love to attend one in Florida. South Florida (where I am) doesn’t have a lot of home sewists…but, there are more in the Central Florida area…maybe something can happen in 2019. Have you communicated with any shops in Florida?

    • LLADYBIRD May 11, 2018 at 9:31 am #

      I am not aware of any shops in Florida so I haven’t reached out to any. If you have a local shop you’d like to see host, have them get in touch with me!

  6. Gage VanderMeer June 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Los Angeles, by chance?

    • LLADYBIRD June 4, 2018 at 9:56 am #

      I’m booked for 2018! If there’s a shop in LA that you have in mind, have them get in touch with me – I’m happy to chat 2019 dates 🙂

  7. Suzi Grossman June 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    Hi! I’m interested in taking your class in NH in August, but I can’t stand high waisted jeans, is it possible to do a pattern adjustment to make Ginger Jeans low rise or is that too complicated for the scope of the class?

    • LLADYBIRD June 25, 2018 at 9:29 am #

      Hello! There is a low rise version available in the pattern, and also a mid rise version that is available only as a PDF. You are welcome to sew either of those views in class (I recommend doing the mid-rise, the low rise is VERY low), the steps are the same as sewing the high-rise version.


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