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Jean Making Weekend with Lauren Taylor

by Former and Latter Fabrics

$413.68 Sale price$518.98

Jean Making Weekend with Lauren Taylor

by Former and Latter Fabrics

$413.68 Sale price$518.98
Are you local to Edmonton, Alberta? Or in the area? We invite you to use our order pick-up option, or come take a look in person at the fabrics & patterns before making your final selections.

At Former + Latter we love denim, and we love sewing Jeans. It is an amazing feeling to slip on a pair of handcrafted jeans that are uniquely yours and we want to share the love. 

This workshop is a two-and-a-half day (20 hour) intensive jean sewing extravaganza with none other than Lauren Taylor; professional Tailor, educator, and creator behind the Lladybird blog

WHEN: Friday March 1st to Sunday March 3rd, 2024 in our brightly lit workshop space in Edmonton.

DESCRIPTION: The workshop will use the Closet Core Ginger Jean Pattern (feminine size 0-32 with three rise options and two leg profiles) and the Thread Theory Quadra (masculine size 26-50 with a medium rise and a straight leg). Both patterns come in a wide size range and are tried and true amongst sewists. The workshop covers all the steps and details to create a professional pair of jeans, including choosing the right size, basic* fitting adjustments, tips for accurate topstitching, serger finishing, an easy zipper fly installation and all that beautiful hardware!

Participants will need to purchase the pattern separately and bring their own sewing machines**. Other than that, we have included all the other supplies you need! You can choose from three different premium denims, lots of topstitching thread choices and three hardware colours for a truly custom pair.

We have printed patterns available online and in store for the Ginger Jean size 0-20 (high and low rise) and the Quadra Jeans size 26-50. 

PDF pattern for the Ginger Jean Midrise size 0-20 or Ginger Jean size 14-32 are available through the Closet Core Website

PDF pattern for the Quadra Jeans are available through the Thread Theory Website 

PRICE: $550 CAD (reduced from $690)

SCHEDULE: Friday (2-6pm): Sewists will be welcomed to our bright workshop and start the weekend by working with Lauren to choose the right size, and cut out their jeans! Stay afterwards for refreshments and a chance to meet your fellow sewists.

Saturday (10-6): Start sewing! Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided. A dinner reservation for the group will be booked for those who’d like a chance to continue visiting with their fellow classmates.

Sunday (10-6): Keep sewing! Lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided. Sewists will be finishing up their jeans and are welcome to work away until 6pm.

OTHER INFO: Prior sewing experience is required to take this class. Sewists must be comfortable threading and operating a sewing machine and have sewn at least one garment pattern. This class is best suited for intermediate+ sewers or adventurous beginners with a little experience under their belt.

Minimum age is 18 years. 

Please ensure your sewing machine is in good working order. We request that you bring all your machine accessories and manual.  

 *Please note that this is not a fit class. The focus of this workshop is jeans construction. We will not go over fit beyond very basic fitting adjustments at the beginning of class.

**If you are coming from out of town and would like to make arrangements to use one of our machines, please contact us at

Key Information

Lauren Taylor is a sewing enthusiast and rad sewing instructor based in Nashville, TN. 100% self-taught, Lauren has been sewing for most of her life and makes anything and everything! In addition to teaching fun sewing workshops, Lauren also works professionally as a tailor for a local fine suiting store, as well as on set wardrobe +

alterations for commercials, tour wardrobes, and red carpet events in the country music industry. Lauren can be found at and at @LLADYBIRD on Instagram.

Payment in full is required to book a spot in our workshop and due to the limited number of spaces available registration is non-refundable. Discounts cannot be applied to classes.  Up to two weeks in advance of the workshop, participation can be transferred to another sewist. 

All participants will be contacted by email two to three weeks prior to the workshop with all the necessary details for the weekend. 

The workshop is located in our Brick and Mortar retail store and we ask all participants to be respectful of the space, equipment, other participants and shoppers. 

Lockable storage room is available for sewists to store machines and personal supplies overnight. 

The workshop will require the use of sewing machines, pins, needles, irons, cutting tools (scissors and rotary cutters), etc. By your participation in any class, workshop, lesson, or workspace usage, you agree to release and hold harmless Former and Latter Fabrics, it’s instructors, and employees from any and all claims and liability related to any accident that may arise as a result.


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