Make Your Own Leggings - 2/10

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Make Your Own Leggings - 2/10


with Cal Patch

Sunday, February 10th 10:30am-4:00pm

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.

For the pattern:

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

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).

Lodging: If you are traveling from afar and need a place to stay for the weekend, we have a few rooms available on site  for an additional $125 - $175.  Email Katharine if you would like to reserve a room.  There are singles and shared rooms available on a first come first served basis.  

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.