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Jeans Sewing Retreat



If you've ever thought of making your own jeans, sign up for the retreat and prepare to have success and a really good time!

The retreat will begin at 6pm on Friday evening at the Newkirk Guesthouse in Newark OH.  We'll begin by taking detailed measurements to determine a good starting point for the Dawn Jeans you'll be making.  The Dawn Jeans pattern is a tried and true high-waisted vintage style jean.  You'll be making a jean that is fitted through the body and in a tapered or straight leg style.  You'll cut out your denim (included in the cost of the retreat) on Friday evening and get started with sewing the jeans on Saturday morning.  We'll do some fitting fine tuning and get the majority of the jeans put together on Saturday before we share a supper at a local Newark restaurant.  You can relax after supper or continue working on your jeans.  After our continental breakfast on Sunday morning, you'll add the waistband and finish the belt loops before hemming the jeans on Sunday. Check out is 11am.  

The Newkirk Guesthouse has been specifically designed for quilting and sewing retreats.  There is space to accommodate 8 people in twin beds on the upper floors while the first floor rooms have been converted to spacious sewing spaces.  We'll also have a full kitchen at our disposal for the weekend.  


Included in the cost of the retreat:

  • 2 nights accommodation at the Newkirk Guesthouse in Newark, OH.
  • 2 breakfasts at the Newkirk
  • Friday night pizza party
  • Saturday evening supper at a local Newark restaurant
  • Snacks 
  • More than 10 hours of sewing instruction
  • High quality, prewashed denim for your jeans
  • zipper
  • top stitching thread
  • top stitching needle
  • tracing paper for your jeans pattern

Supplies you'll need to bring:
  • Dawn Jeans (4 in 1!) pattern or Dawn Jeans Curve pattern
  • Regular sewing thread
  • your sewing machine (bring a second machine if you have one)
  • sewing rulers (clear, gridded rulers preferred) and sewing curve rulers (optional)
  • Jeans needle for sewing machine (100/16 size)
  • Jeans button
  • pencil
  • your best fitting pair of jeans


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: You must have sewn several garments for yourself and have a basic understanding of garment fitting. You must have mastery of your sewing machine and be in no need of assistance in the use of your sewing machine.
Requirements: The Dawn Jeans pattern is designed for hips measuring 34" - 48" and the Dawn Jeans Curve pattern is designed for hips 42" - 58". If you fall outside of this range, please contact the shop before registering for the class.
Instructor: Martha West
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.