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Intro to Pants - Next step beginner

Intro to Pants - Next step beginner

Continue sewing with this next step project!

Over 10 people have attended this class


Now that you have a few garments and projects under your belt (pardon the pun), let's tackle pants, the Helen's Closet Arden Pants.

As this is a next step beginner lesson, we will still take it slow but we will focus more on pattern cutting, construction, sewing skills and finishing garments.

These are super comfy and easy to sew and easy to wear pants! A classic elastic-waist pant with front and back pockets! See some versions here.

Size guide:  0 - 30

Skill Level: If you have taken a beginner workshop or weekender with me, this is perfect next step.


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What you will learn

  • How to improve those straight seams with the correct seam allowance and zig zag the edges
  • Pattern layout and jargon. Plus Construction and putting the pieces together in what order.
  • Trouble shoot basic machine problems and some basic fitting advice

What you will get

  • 6 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 


We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • Your machine (nice and clean with all it's power cords and the foot pedal) & your fabric scissors and sewing kit
  • Your lunch - a fridge, microwave and sandwich is available
  • Your fabric - between 2 to 3.5m depending on size. More info in booking confirmation

What to wear

As you will be trying on your pants, wear comfy clothes & shoes to take on and off!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult, 16yrs+

Usefulbox Sewing School

(153 Reviews)

Sewing classes for adults and kids in Marrickville.  Join us to begin your sewing journey or continue learning.  

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4.8 (6 reviews)
Tararated it
05 Mar 2023
As per usual, the class was amazing! Loved coming home with a pair of pants that I made myself!!
Annarated it
14 Nov 2022
Loved this class! It's great for next step beginners and medium level sewers keen to expand their skills in a beautiful, supportive space. I am able to sew and read a pattern, have made kids clothes for years. Making pants for myself is something I have always wanted to try but not been confident. This class gave me lots of confidence and tips. Jenny helped us to adjust the pattern to fit out unique curves as well as lots of tip, tricks and confidence to try new things. I learnt a lot and have a fabulous pair of pants ready for summer holidays. There'll be more in my wardrobe soon!
karenrated it
14 Nov 2022
Intro to Pants was a GREAT course, Jenny's instructions were clear and inspired confidence. This is the second time I have learned from her, having booked a 3 hour one-on-one class earlier in the year. I will be coming back for more classes - I'm now hooked on sewing. I can't recommend this place highly enough. The space is also great to work in. Loads of room and really comfortable. Karen, Ashfield
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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 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

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.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School


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