Skill Level

Confident Beginners



Dates and Times

Day – Saturday

Date – TBC

Time – 10.30 – 5.30 pm

Venue –  St Michael’s Road Community Centre Hitchin SG4 0QA


Denim is one of the most hardworking and versatile fabrics to work with. It can be made into lots of different garments including dresses coats and of course jeans. If you are thinking of working with denim there are a number of things you need to consider. Let us take you through the techniques, tips and tricks to make your denim clothes look like shop bought. We will also tackle those tricky construction techniques such as fly front zip construction and patch pockets . Check out the comprehensive list below for other things that we will cover.

What skills will I learn?

  • Look at a brief history of denim
  • Explore the construction of denim fabric and look at different types of denim fabric including different weights washes and finishes
  • Decide how to choose the right denim for your project
  • How to prepare your denim fabric
  • How to cut your denim
  • Tools and notions required for working with denim
  • Exploring types of seams used for constructing denim garments including flat felled and mock seams
  • Guide to machine stitches and setting for denim
  • Tips for topstitching
  • Stitching bar tacks and buttonholes
  • Attaching belt loops
  • Fly front zip insertion
  • Coin and back pocket construction
  • How to attach rivets and jeans buttons
  • Hemming options for your denim garment

What’s included in the price of the course?

The course includes

  • Hire of spacious hall (see Venue for more information)
  • A full day of tuition
  • Course handouts
  • Course kit with includes patterns for fly front and back pocket
  • Denim fabric for your samples
  • Jeans zip, Denim needle, denim thread, rivets, jeans button
  • Bottomless hot drinks throughout the day plus morning biscuits and afternoon cake
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for support the duration of the course and afterward should you need us.
  • Ongoing membership of our community group – The Sewcial Society WhatsApp group

What Do I Need To Bring With Me To The Course

You will need to bring

  • Your sewing machine plus instruction manual
  • Extension cable
  • You will need a full tool kit (You will be given a list of what to bring)
  • Your own packed lunch and water bottle plus mug for hot drinks

What else do I need to know?

  • This course is designed for students who feel comfortable at their sewing machine and have made a number of garments already.
  • You will receive a confirmation email upon booking please ensure you have given us your telephone number. You will be added to a course WhatsApp group 1 week before the start of the course
  • Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully before booking
  • Please read our FAQs and T’s & C’s before booking.
  • Should you need to contact us before your course please email [email protected]
  • Please note groups are kept small  so early booking is advised. We reserve the right to cancel courses if there is insufficient numbers.
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