Jean Hemming : Saturday August 17, from 3pm-7pm

$120.00 CAD

THE WORKROOM PARKDALE : This workshop is scheduled to take place in our new studio at 207 Cowan Avenue, Unit A. We can't wait to welcome you there!

Bring your own jeans - or mid-weight pants!  In this one-session technique class we will learn two ways to shorten pants: a classic hem as well as a method that preserves the original distressed edge of your denim. After learning the two methods you’ll then shorten your jeans using the method that best suits your particular jeans.

Please note: Students must arrive with a pair of jeans, twill, or canvas pants that they would like to shorten. A mid-weight or lightweight denim/pant is best for this in-class learning experience, though you can apply the learned methods to heavyweight denim in the future too. Please also arrive knowing the amount of length you would like to remove from the pant (example: shorten by 1.5”).

Prerequisite: We recommend our beginner sewing class, Sewing Machine Essentials or equivalent experience. Students should know how to thread a sewing machine to take this class.

Please note: Class participants have complimentary access to our Parkdale Studio space during Sew By The Hour times should you need more time after class to complete your project.

This sewing class is one 3-hour session.

Instructor : Leo Schlanger


CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.


Skills + Techniques

Through this workshop you will learn the following skills:

  • Two methods for shortening pants
  • Sewing with heavy topstitching thread
  • Sewing in the round with small circumferences
  • Sewing through thick layers of fabric
  • Using a seam ripper properly
  • Tension compensation for topstitching thread

Handmade Wardrobe

Learn to craft your handmade wardrobe with the workroom.

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build skills and confidence, the workroom has a variety of workshops on our roster for you. We carefully select projects and patterns that will foster your creativity and meet you where you're at in your sewing journey.

the workroom studio

Our bright Parkdale Studio is equipped with Bernina sewing machines and sergers, large cutting tables and ironing stations. Students will also learn to use specialty presser feet, essential sewing machine features as required for their class project.

the workroom is an authorized Bernina dealer. If you're looking for your first sewing machine or an upgrade, our workshops are a great opportunity to see why we love the Bernina brand. The quality of these machines, along with the great features and accessories make them a pleasure to sew with.

Students have complimentary access to the sewing studio until completion of their class project.