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Thursday 11/14/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 11/14/2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
*Sewing-machine Garment construction Project-based
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Make Your Own Leggings with Cal Patch
People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don't even need a serger to sew with knits.
Cal will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we'll stitch up a first-draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings.You'll never buy them off the rack again!
Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt.
Machines will be provided for use in class.
For the pattern:
__Pad or roll of paper, at least 14″ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
__Scissors (for paper)
__Ruler (ideally 2″x18″ clear plastic sewing ruler)
For the leggings:
__1-1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for fit sample (most likely will become a "wearable muslin") – MUST have at least 5% stretch fiber (Lycra or Spandex) and 4-way stretch!
__1-1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for finished leggings – MUST have at least 5% stretch fiber and 4-way stretch
__Thread to match
__1 yard 1/2" elastic (or enough to go around your waist)
__Basic sewing kit: Scissors (for cutting fabric), pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk
*Most stretch jersey is 58/60" wide and will be wide enough to cut both legs out of one length. but if your thigh circumference is more than 30" you'll need twice the length (2-1/2 yards).
Sewing machine with regular foot, irons and ironing pads.