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If you have completed our Learn To Sew Beginners course or have had previous experience operating a sewing machine but want to develop your technical skills further, it's time for the next step. This 5 hour workshop is the perfect introduction into starting your garment making journey. In class you will practise an array of techniques and produce a pair of Male/Female Pyjama Trousers or Shorts.



Sizing and Body Measurements

How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern

Comprehend sewing patterns

Transfer pattern notations to fabric

How to use fabric lay plans and cutting the fabric

How to create an elasticated waistband

Neat and professional finishing


Mastering these essential skills will give you the confidence to start more advanced sewing projects and will give you a good foundation to begin making up garments using commercial dressmaking patterns.



Standard Sewing Supplies (Scissors, Seam Gauge, Measuring Tape Pins etc) - however you are welcome to use our tools. Materials required:

Below are some suggested fabrics that will make your pyjama trousers comfortable to wear depending on the time of year.Autumn/Winter: Brushed cotton, flannelette.Spring/Summer: 100% cotton, cotton lawn, cotton gauze or viscose twill.


Fabric Quantity for trousers:If the fabric is 150cm wide; you will need 2.10m.If the fabric is 115cm wide; you will need 2.5m.

Elastic - 1.5m of 1" Wide Elastic

Twill Tape for ties - 70cm of 1/4" width


IMPORTANT TIP: Pre-wash and iron your fabric prior to the class as these fabrics will shrink on the first wash!! If you intend to tumble dry your pyjamas then be sure to tumble dry the fabric too, to maximise any further shrinkage prior to cutting and sewing your pyjamas.



This class is suitable for anyone who already knows how to thread up and use a sewing machine proficiently, has attended the Learn To Sew Beginners Plus Course: Essential Skills or has had experience creating a variety of sewn projects.



DATES & TIMES: View Booking dates in drop-down menu.

Learn To Make Clothes : Simple PJ Trousers

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