Pants Fitting Masterclass

Let us help you become a pants fitting pro!

Next Available: Sat, 02 Apr 9:00AM (AEDT)
6 hours x 2 Days


Getting the right fit in pants is a Sewists ultimate goal.  Let us help you become a pants fitting pro!

Debra Ryan joins us for our first advanced sewing weekend to take us through how to fit our pants to our unique and wonderful bodies.  

Pants fitting is all about analysing our bodies to make the necessary adjustments and then fitting and fitting again.  

We'll be using the Hollywood trousers by Liesl + Co (size 0-20), or the Calder pants by Cashmerette (size 12-32) to make sure we cater for all our special bodies.  A pattern will be waiting for you in class.  

Here is what to expect from the class:

Day One

  • Measuring our bodies and choosing the right size
  • Analysing our bodies to make necessary adjhustments
  • Making those flat pattern adjustments
  • Making a toile to check adjustments and refining them 
  • Tweak and Toile again!

Day two

  • Make final adjustments to the pattern
  • Cut out our final fabric 
  • Begin to sew up our pants - learning tips and tricks from Debra along the way!

Once you have these skills mastered, you'll have a wardrobe full of amazing pants that fit and you feel fabulous in!

Skill level: This is a more advanced class so you will be a great grasp of sewing and construction, and confident with patterns and understanding pattern instructions, and confident using your machine.  Above all, have a readiness to toile and toile again!

 Dates Available: 

  • 11 & 12 September - 900am to 330pm



Debra trained as a TAFE teacher of Fashion at East Sydney TAFE and taught a wide range of Fashion courses for TAFE NSW for sixteen years in regional NSW.

She later moved to Sydney in 2000 to work in a small business as a patternmaker/cutter, creating custom-made garments and custom alterations for individual clients, and continues to do so. 

Debra also taught the Needlecraft Certificate at TAFE and is a passionate embroiderer and member of the Embroiderers Guild NSW.

+ More

What you will learn

  • How to take measurements for pants. Then to analyse your figure and measurements to make appropriate pattern alterations for your pants
  • How to cut, make and fit your pants toile in calico. Then make further alterations made from your pant toile
  • Cut out and begin making your pant in your chosen fabric- assemble components of your pants with pockets, seam finishes and fastenings

What you will get

  • 13.5 hours of expert tuition with a max of 6 students in the class
  • A printed sewing Pattern with instructions to take home, as much calico and interfacing as you need and a pack of sewing needles.
  • An encouraging environment to have fun and learn from others as well
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 (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
  • Fabric and other notions specified in the booking confirmation.

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

This is a more advanced class so you will be a great grasp of sewing and construction, and confident with patterns and understanding pattern instructions. Above all, have a readiness to toile and toile again!

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

+ More

5.0 (2 reviews)
18 October 2021Pants Fitting Masterclass
Such an amazing class. Deb was an absolute fountain of knowledge and so patient and kind, the studio setup and class structure were great and it was a really fun experience all round.
17 October 2021Pants Fitting Masterclass
What a wonderful class! The teacher Deb was so knowledgeable in fitting all the different body types. The room was spacious and well set up. I’d highly recommend this class.

Refund Policy

- Refund and transfer requests. Refunds, transfers or credit will not be processed if you cancel within 48 hours of the class or event commencing. To request a refund or transfer, Usefulbox Sewing School requires at least 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event. Please email hello@usefulbox.com.au to organise.

- Partial refunds. At our discretion, Usefulbox Sewing School has the right to issue a partial refund, (i.e., A % of the total order) and to retain any booking and processing fees associated with the order.

- Missed classes. Usefulbox Sewing School does not offer refunds for missed classes. If you can't make a class, we can try to organise a make up class within the current timetable.  If you cannot make any of those classes, we cannot do a make up class.  

- Cancelled class/event. In the event that a class is cancelled by Usefulbox Sewing School, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit.

+ More

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


I agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School  classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).


Usefulbox Sewing School requires 48 hours notice in writing (hello@usefulbox.com.au) prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.

If you don't let us know that you will miss the class, the total fee will be forfeited. 

If you miss a class within a course, we will make every effort to do a make up class within our current timetable.  If you cannot make any classes on the schedule, to make up your class, the class you missed will be forfeited. 

If the product you have bought from Usefulbox sewing school is faulty, you will be refunded.  If you wish to exchange and the product is unused, we can facilitate an exchange or a credit note. 


In the event that a class is cancelled by Usefulbox Sewing School, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a transfer or credit.

+ More

More From Usefulbox Sewing School

Other classes you might like