Welcome to March on the blog – this month’s theme is JEANS! The gorgeous and talented Sabra of Sew a Straight Line and I are teaming up for the month to convince you to sew your own jeans.
We have a ton of fun and informational stuff for you this month, from patterns and supplies, to identifying fit issues in ready to wear, to mending, to a sew along where we’re hoping you will sew along with us and create your own jeans.
AND we have lined up some goodies for you too – including a giveaway at the end of the month after the sewalong. Thanks to our series sponsors.
Let’s start with talking about patterns.
Named Clothing Patterns are modern PDF sewing patterns for women designed by Finnish sisters Saara and Laura. I love that PDF patterns and the internet make international patterns instantly available wherever you are in the world. If you haven’t see their Jamie Jeans pattern, you should check it out.
And Named is running a discount on all trouser and shorts patterns in their shop for this series. Use the code TROUSERSANDSHORTS to get 10% off. Sabra and I will be reviewing the Jamie Jeans later in the month, and I’m super excited!
Craftsy is also sponsoring the series, with a 20% discount on their jeans and pants classes.
Use the links below to register for any of the discounted classes
20% off Jean-ius
20% off Sewing Designer Jeans
20% off Pant Fitting Techniques
20% off Pant Construction
20% off One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
And let’s not forget supplies! Michael Levine Low Price Fabric has some great denim and stretch denim. Use the code JEANS10 to get 10% off your order from them.
So, ready to sew along? Excited to tackle jeans? I can’t wait to share this month, because, confession: I’ve never sewn jeans for myself. Just for the boys. But I tried on 11 pairs of jeans in the store the other day, and dadgummit I am ready for a pair that FITS! Oh and those 11 pairs? I’ll be sharing my fit woes with you. Though I think I’m going to have to cut my head off. In case any of that goes viral on Pinterest or anything.