In-person course
in Barton- le - Clay

Denim jeans - be the designer!



Learn how to make yourself a pair of jeans! Even if you can't sew, just be the designer for the day. Angela used to work in the denim industry as a sample machinist (since the 1970s) for Lee Cooper and is willing to show you and help you make a pair of designer jeans from start to finish. The workshops are run from Angela's own design studio and sewing roo Shop.which is full of materials, books, and unusual objects. All set on at a Watermill in the Bedfordshire countryside. First make a pattern, and then make the jeans, and take them all home with you. From start to finish (sew as much or as little) Men, women and teenagers welcome. Angela is adept at up-cycling and recycling clothes and is also a puppet maker, puppeteer and public / inspirational speaker, running workshops in schools and for The W.I. and clubs all over the country. Please get in touch for more details or to book.

What's included in the price?

Basic materials: new denim, leather for tags , metal buttons and embroidery silks, and top stitch cotton are all included. Along with the use of different sewing and embroidery machines. Special fabrics are available, or can be ordered, or bring your own fabric; 1.5metres is required for a pair of jeans. We have an onsite coffee shop and Restaurant .The Shopping village is full of unique shops.


1 day (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


from School I studied Hairdressing C&G and Adv. then in late 70s went to work for Lee Coopers Jean Manufactures worked my way from Factory floor to Sample Room . then had a family break to bring up my children and started a Puppet company. Now teach.


The Old Water Mill, Shopping Village, Barton- le - Clay, Bedfordshire, MK45 4RF

Suitable for

  • Children
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Parking provided
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Accommodation offered
  • Evenings
  • Hen dos
  • Weekends
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Stag dos
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