Introducing the Mid-Rise Ginger Jeans Pattern!

When we started working on our new jeans-making workshop, I wanted to offer a fun jeans pattern option, especially since

GOLDEN HOUR GINGER JEANS (PLUS SOME TEACHING WISDOM I’VE LEARNED)

I wasn’t sure if I should share this recent make. I mean, at this point I’ve sewn, photographed and blogged

HOW TO INSTALL JEANS HARDWARE AT HOME (A VIDEO!)

Hey guys! We’ve been experimenting with some video stuff around the studio. For some things you really can’t beat a

PRAYING FOR SPRING IN GINGER FLARES

I worry sometimes that I bemoan Montreal weather a little too  much on this blog, but guys, this city is

GINGER JEANS // CONSTRUCTION DETAILS & PRETTY GUTS

  One of my favourite things to do when I’m lying in bed and trying to make the transition from

HOW TO FIT MID-RISE GINGER JEANS

Today we’re going to talk about how to lower the rise on your Gingers so you get something in the middle. Lately this has been my favourite height for jeans and both my black Gingers and flared Gingers have been made with a mid-rise. It’s enough to give you a little support around the tummy (especially with a pocket stay), but not so high that it cuts into your abdomen when you sit down, a possible hazard of high-waisted jeans.

GINGER JEANS: FLARE PATTERN EXPANSION

I‘m jumpstarting 2016 with a little mini pattern release; say hi to the Ginger Flares! As I mentioned yesterday, I

SEWING YOUR OWN JEANS: A STEP BY STEP eBOOK

Later today I’ll be debuting the new Closet Case pattern, but I thought I’d start off  by introducing another project I’ve

CONE DENIM KITS ARE BACK (FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!)

Exciting news! Jennifer from Workroom Social and I are offering our exclusive Cone Mills Denim kits once again for a

SEWING INDIE MONTH: HACKING A GINGER JEAN SKIRT WITH BLUEPRINTS FOR SEWING

Sewing Indie Month is upon us, and I am really pleased to welcome Taylor from Blueprints for Sewing to share a truly epic

PLAID ARCHER SHIRT + WAXED GINGER JEANS

It’s time I wrap up “my grey period”. Spring has FINALLY arrived in Montreal so I promise, no more stricken/traumatized

ANKLE ZIPPER DIY

Based on the enthusiastic reaction to my latest pair of Ginger jeans, I guess I’m not the only one with

GINGER JEANS WITH ANKLE ZIPPERS

Hi everyone! I finally managed to snag some pictures of my new pair of Ginger jeans with ankle zips. They

CONE MILL DENIM IS BACK (LIMITED TIME ONLY)!

Well, I have some very exciting news for you today. Due to popular demand, our Cone Mills denim is BACK

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 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 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 11: SEWING THE WAISTBAND

Installing Ginger Jeans waistband and getting perfect topstitching.

GINGER SEWALONG PT 10: SEWING SIDE SEAMS & BACK POCKETS

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

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 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 7: ASSEMBLING POCKETS

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

GINGER SEWALONG PT 6: CUTTING AND PREPPING

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

GINGER SEWALONG PT 3 – PERSONALIZING YOUR JEANS

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

GINGER SEWALONG PT 2 – JEAN MAKING SUPPLIES & JEANS HARDWARE

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

GINGER SEWALONG PT 1: SOURCING DENIM

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