Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory
from AU$222.00/head

Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory ✄✄

The pattern that breaks the sewing internet

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
9 hours
Group Size: 3 - 6
Over 10 people have attended this class


This is an incredibly popular pattern designed by Paper Theory. Make your own in this fast paced, 9 hour course, with a teacher supporting you every step of the way.

"I love this pattern and I have made over 10 (update as at Feb 2024 = 12!). My assortment of Zadies includes linen, rayon, satin and even ponte. I've made them for every day wear and for special occasions. I like that I can feature special fabrics on just one side of the front. I receive endless compliments when wearing a Zadie jumpsuit."


The Zadie is a relaxed fit, easy-to-wear, wrap-front jumpsuit with the option of wide 3/4 length sleeves, or shaped sleeveless style from a dropped shoulder. It closes and cinches in at the waist with ties. With wide legs, deep slanted pockets and small pleats throughout the waist make this an incredibly flattering pattern silhouette. You'll cover the tricky skill of finishing the neck edge with a bias binding (chose to make it a hidden bias facing or show off a contrasting bias binding). Students will learn to finish their seams together with an enclosed overlocked edge.

  Participants in this course must purchase and print their own copy of the Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory - click to buy it here.


Workshop 1:

  • Taking measurements and selecting the size
  • Shorten/lengthen as required
  • Tips to using multi-size patterns accurately
  • Cutting out fabric and interfacing, and transferring markings
  • Fuse interfacing
  • Fill a bobbin
  • Create the ties and pleats

Workshop 2:

  • Assemble pockets
  • Stitching pleats
  • Assembling bodice
  • Creating jumpsuit legs

Workshop 3:

  • Stitching the crotch 
  • Joining bodice and pants
  • Binding neck edge
  • Hemming

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • Taking measurements, choosing the right size and shorten/lengthen if needed, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.
  • Applying bias binding
  • Slash pockets, Pleats, Hemming and Finishing edges with an overlocker

What you will get

  • An incredible jumpsuit made by you!
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • 2metres of 12mm wide bias binding and .4 metres of soft woven interfacing
  • Polyester sewing machine thread to match fabric (and bias binding – if contrasting)
  • Participants in this course must purchase and print their own copy of the Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory
  • 2.7-4.4m Medium weight woven fabric with drape such as: cotton and linen, crepe, viscose twill or satin. It would also make up well in some heavier fabrics like drill and light weight denim

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Intermediate Sewing Star: This sewing thing is really growing on you and you are keen for a face paced course! You can follow a suggested layout and have now worked with a variety of woven fabrics, maybe even your first knits. You've stepped up to using patterns for simple garments like basic skirts, pants and tops. You've sewn a dart, inserted a basic zip and have finished edges with an overlocker.

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Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Meganrated it
28 May 2024
Great class and an excellent pattern, will definitely make this one again. Love your work guys !!
Clarerated it
19 Feb 2024
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
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No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

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Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

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Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course.

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