Trousers Masterclass with Julie

Nail the fit of your perfect trousers with the help of our expert!

We’ve always been passionate about teaching people to fit trousers as we know how tricky it can be. We’ve designed this class as the ultimate in trouser fitting using our favourite pattern, the Ultimate Trousers. In this class, you’ll dedicate two days to learning everything there is to know about getting the fit of trousers perfect, with the helping hand of our longest standing teacher, Julie. Those that have been taught by Julie before will let you know, you don’t want to miss out on this!

Day one:

The first task of the day is to try on our toiles to give you the best idea of what size to choose. Julie will then help you measure yourself to get a really detailed picture of any specific alterations you might have to make. After making your alterations, you’ll make your own toile, learning the art of toile sewing as you go. Trying on your second toile of the day, Julie will help you fit your trousers to perfection, ironing out any fitting problems and getting you well on your way to your dream trousers.

Day two:

When you come back for day two, you’ll be focussing on sewing up the Ultimate Trousers. As always, Julie will be on hand to impart all of her best sewing tips and tricks to make sure that you’re happy with your trousers.

Your teacher

Julie has been part of the Sew Over It team since it began. She’s had a career in theatre, bespoke dressmaking, pattern cutting, tailoring… I could go on! She has an incredible wealth of information to share and loves nothing more than helping someone learn something new.

Your classmates

We like to keep our class sizes small at Sew Over It, giving you lots of one on one time with your teacher and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you can think of! The maximum class size for Trouser Masterclass with Julie is eight.

Included in the price of the course:

You’ll receive a printed pattern & instructions for the Ultimate Trousers, as much calico as you need to make up your toile and all the pattern paper you need to make any adjustments. You’ll also receive a PDF copy of the pattern after the class so you can go on to make up many more pairs!

You will need to bring:

Some fabric for your Ultimate Trousers. You will need 2m of woven fabric. You can use anything from cotton to corduroy, wool crepe to denim as long as it isn’t too heavy or too light. Fabrics with a tiny bit (3%) of stretch will give you a better fit. You will also need a 9 inch concealed zip.

Our pattern sizes:

You can find a post on our size chart and how to measure yourself here. If you are outside or may be bordering on our range of sizes, please contact us two weeks before the class as we will need to grade the pattern for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

Level: 5

  • Have made various basic garments to a good standard
  • Very familiar with sewing cotton, may have occasionally used drapey or stretchy fabrics
  • Can cut, pin and sew fabric accurately
  • Know how to place and pin patterns on fabric without guidance
  • Can insert an invisible zip and sew darts without guidance
  • Can attach facings
  • Can carry out all skills mentioned in previous levels

Class length: Four 3 hour Sessions

Price: £250

For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.

Workshop Dates:

Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March, 10am-5pm: Book Now

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th April, 10am-5pm: Book Now

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