Learn to sew culottes workshop



The pattern:
The Winslow Culottes by Helen’s Closet are wide-legged pants designed for ultimate comfort and style. This pattern can be made at any length, from shorts to full-length palazzo pants! The design features large inseam pockets, a back invisible zip, an interfaced waistband and inverted box pleats. Make midi-length culottes in Tencel twill for a chic, modern look, shorts in cotton lawn for summer adventures, or pants in rayon challis for luxurious weekend wear.

The pattern comes in waist size 63-134cm and hip size 86 – 160cm.

Sewing Level:
This course is aimed at advanced beginner sewists. Students should be familiar with a sewing machine and have sewn a few simple garments.

What you will learn:
This workshop will take you through the process of making trousers from beginning to end. This is an intense day, but a lot of fun. Here’s what we’ll teach you:
· How to measure your body correctly.
· How to choose a pattern size to cut and how to grade between sizes.
· Cutting out of fabric and transferring pattern markings.
· Finishing a seam with an overlocker.
· Sewing an in seam pocket.
· Sewing with Interfacing.
· Waistband details.
· ‘Stitching in the ditch’ technique.
· Inserting an invisible zipper.
· Forming box pleats.
· Hemming trousers.

What to bring:
You just need to bring the following:
· Up to 3m of your choice of woven fabric, depending on the version you choose to sew (shorts, midi-length or long culottes). Once you have enrolled on the class we will send you further information regarding fabric and the exact amount you will require.
· Matching threads

· One 22cm ‘invisible’ zip in a colour to match your fabric.

You do not need to bring your sewing machine. Sewing machines, overlockers, scissors, pins & tape measures are all provided for each student on the class. The price of the course also includes your own copy of the pattern for you to take home and sew up again at your leisure.

Workshop Details:
The workshop will run from 10am - 5pm with around 30 minutes for lunch.
Tea / coffee and biscuits will be provided on the day, but you will need to bring your own lunch.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Sewing machines and all the accessories you will need to sew up your fabric.
Your own copy of the pattern to take home with you.
Tea / coffee and biscuits will be provided on the day, but you will need to bring your own lunch.


Izzy Butcher at IzzoSew Studio


Abbeydale Road
South Yorkshire
S7 1TB

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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