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Pants Fitting Workshop - 2 day workshop

Taught by Janet Elmes


Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 April 2024

9.30am - 3.30 / 4pm 


The fee includes tuition and a base starter kit. 


Are you tried of making pants for yourself, only to find they don’t fit well?

Can’t even figure out how to fix those wrinkles and baggy bits?

If this is you, or you would like to fine tune the way your pants fit, then this is the class for you.

In this workshop, we will create a custom fitted pair of pants that can be easily altered formany new styles. We will use a base pattern created by Connie Crawford, the well-known designer and pattern maker, who has produced patterns under the Butterick label. This base pattern will be adapted to suit your figure so that they hang smoothly and are comfortable. Also, we will discuss and demonstrate various ways to use your new pants block / Connie’s Butterick patterns and other commercial patterns, to create a whole range of pants and trousers in the future. 


Required for class

3m of stable woven cotton fabric with no stretch to make test pants. We have calico availabe in store for purchase.

Gridded patternmaking paper - I am currently trying to source this

Paper cutting scissors

French curve–Sew Easy brand or similar that has a straight edge as well as the curved edge - These are available in store

Invisible sticky tape

Stapler and staples

Pencils, eraser and sharpener

Sewing machine and accessories, and general sewing supplies


More about Janet

Janet Elmes is the only authorised Australian representative for Connie Crawford, the well renowned independent pattern maker and Butterick designer. Janet has been personally trained by Connie in all her products and methods and is happy to share that knowledge with Australian home sewers. Janet is also a sewing teacher, running her own sewing school for over ten years and has been a Stitches Magazine contributor. Janet is passionate about teaching and sewing, and sharing what she’s learnt with others.


Skill level

Advanced beginners to Advanced


This class is held at our Lindfield Store

321 Pacific Highway Lindfield NSW 2070


Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking

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Please select in store pick up as your freight option to avoid the minimum charge. 


Requirements list is available if you want to see them before booking. Please reach out online or in store.

Lindfield - 2 day Pants Fitting Workshop 13 and 14/4/24

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