Make A Pair Of Pyjama Bottoms - Men & Womens Fit

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Make A Pair Of Pyjama Bottoms - Men & Womens Fit

Friday 03 January 2020

Session: 1


Time: 2.00pm - 6.00pm

Level: New To Making Clothes

Maximum Class Size: 6

During this single session class you will uncover how to use commercial dressmaking patterns and start to understand basic garment construction. In three and a half hours you will make up these classic unisex pyjama bottoms with elasticated waistband and drawstring detail. This pattern is a perfect staple and before long everyone will be wanting a pair!

This class is suitable for sewers at a beginner plus level, and is ideal for those who have completed our Intro to Machine Sewing Part 2 class and would like to start using commercial dressmaking patterns to create your own clothes. You must already know the basics of how to use a sewing machine, this class is the perfect introduction to your dressmaking journey.

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Understand commercial patterns and their notations

  • Fitting & adjustments

  • Pattern lay plans & straight of grain

  • Marking the fabric

  • Making an elasticated waistband

  • Tips and techniques on making up

  • Finishing

  • Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided & the pattern is yours to keep but your are required to bring your own fabric.

    Fabric Requirements: All Fabric Widths: 2.4m - 2.6m

    Fabric Recommendations: Washed linen, Brushed Cotton, Flannel, Gingham, Seersucker, Medium weight cottons, Tana lawn, Poplin, Khadi cotton, Washed silk or Rayon.

    Taking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in the shop, and we are always happy to help you decide which fabric to buy!


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion and after completing she immediately started a career in the fashion industry after she graduated working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from independent designers to high street suppliers. After having children, she successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently Moyna has been teaching sewing in different schools around London and has been with us now for over 6 years! She is pleased to be combining her years of teaching experience with her extensive knowledge in clothing to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and dressmaking.

    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.

    Jess R has been sewing for several decades having taught herself on an old hand-turned Singer machine, she learned how to make clothes by taking apart old garments, making patterns from them and re making them. Jess has more recently done formal training in men's tailoring at CityLit and in producing digital drafts of her hand drawn patterns at London College of Fashion. Her current sewing passions range from made-to-measure men's shirts to baby clothes and quilts and she's also designing a range of sewing patterns. Jess loves to pass on her sewing and pattern making knowledge to others by teaching our fledging students.


    "Fantastic teacher, and [the shop staff] were always so helpful with advice about fabric and haberdashery accessories. The shop is a lovely environment. The course was great, all of us said how disappointed we were that we couldn't continue forever (or at least another week)!" Sacha

    "I really enjoyed this course, it was great. It was everything I hoped it would be. I will definitely be signing up for another course." Helen