GINGER JEANS
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Ginger Jeans Sewalong | Closet Case Patterns

Interested in sewing a pair of Ginger Jeans? This sewalong walks you through the construction of a pair from start to finish.

If you’d like more help sewing professional looking jeans, consider taking our online video class. The Sew Your Dream Jeans Workshop will give you the tools and techniques to design, sew, and wear your very own custom pair of jeans with confidence.

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GINGER SEWALONG PT 1: SOURCING DENIM

The best online sources for stretch denim, understanding denim weave, what is twill.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 2 – JEAN MAKING SUPPLIES & JEANS HARDWARE

Sourcing jeans hardware, topstitching thread, tools, jean zippers, rivets & jeans buttons.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 3 – PERSONALIZING YOUR JEANS

Suggestions for ways to personalize DIY jeans: distressing, waxing, adding ankle zippers, pocket designs.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 4: SEAM FINISHES FOR JEANS

How to sew flat fell and faux flat fell seams and tips for perfect, even topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 5: FITTING

Jeans and pants fitting adjustments. Fix gaping waist, crotch curve adjustments, full and flat seat adjustment, etc.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 6: CUTTING AND PREPPING

Cutting denim, finding grainline, cutting denim to prevent leg twist, applying fusible interfacing.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 7: ASSEMBLING POCKETS

Sewing front jeans pockets – how to sew pocket bag, pocket stay and topstitch coin pocket.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 8: SEWING A FLY FRONT ZIPPER

The best and easiest way to install a fly front zipper (it’s not as hard as you think!)

GINGER SEWALONG PT 9: ASSEMBLING THE BACK

Assembling the back yokes, sewing the legs together along the center back seam and topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 10: SEWING SIDE SEAMS & BACK POCKETS

Assembling jeans; sewing the inseam, side seams, and topstitching back pockets.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 11: SEWING THE WAISTBAND

Installing Ginger Jeans waistband and getting perfect topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 12: BACK POCKET PLACEMENT

Back pocket location makes a huge difference in jean fit; how to place jean pockets for your best butt.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 13: BELT LOOPS, HEMS & BUTTONHOLE

Finish up sewing your Ginger jeans by installing jean belt loops, sewing the buttonhole and hemming jeans.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 14: INSTALLING DENIM RIVETS & BUTTONS

Professional looking hardware on your handmade jeans – how to install denim rivets & jeans buttons at home with just a hammer and awl.

GINGER JEANS ROUNDUP

A round-up of all the beautiful Ginger Jeans our customers have made!

How to Choose Your Size When Making Jeans

Hands down one of the biggest questions we get day in and day out is what size people should choose

How to Sew a Jeans Waistband // Alternative Method

Hey guys, Alexis here! It goes without saying that here at the studio we sew a lot of jeans. Between