Make Your Own Leggings - 5/9 - Tues - 11am-4:30pm

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Make Your Own Leggings - 5/9 - Tues - 11am-4:30pm

105.00

with Cal Patch

Tuesday, May 9th 11am-4:30pm

Location: 442 Warren Street, Hudson, NY

Class size limited to 8

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People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but
guess what? YOU CAN! And you don't even need a serger to sew with knits.

Cal Patch will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we'll stitch up a first draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real­ live leggings. You'll never buy them off the rack again!

Skill level requiredAdvanced - Beginner. Students must bring their own sewing machine and have a basic knowledge of how to use it and have a few projects under their belt. (We highly recommend our Cal's Befriend Your Sewing Machine class if it has been a while since you used your machine!)

Sustenance: Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Supplies:
For the pattern:

Pad or roll of paper, at least 14′′ wide (can be newsprint, drawing paper, etc)
Pencil/eraser/sharpener
Scissors (for paper)
Ruler (ideally 2′′x18′′ clear plastic sewing ruler)
Tape Measure
Clear tape
Notebook

For the leggings:
1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for fit sample (most likely will become a "wearable muslin")
1 1/4 yds* of cotton/lycra jersey for finished leggings
Thread to match
1 yard 1/2" elastic (or enough to go around your waist)
Basic sewing kit: Scissors (for cutting fabric), pins + pincushion, seam ripper, chalk

*note: most stretch jersey is 58/60" wide, and will be wide enough to cut both legs out of one length. but if your thigh circumference is more than 30" you'll need twice the length (2 1/2 yards).

Cal Patch has been a maker since she was a Girl Scout in the seventies. She sews, crochets, spins, embroiders, knits, prints, makes patterns, dyes… hence the name of her label: *hodge podge*. Cal has taught all of these subjects for over a decade, and loves showing people new skills. After seventeen years of being a New York City dweller, Cal now resides in the Catskills where she is becoming a crafty farmer. She teaches at creative retreats around the country and online via Creativebug. Her first book, Design-It-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified, was published by Potter Craft. You can see what she’s up to at her blog, hodge podge farm .