Learn to Sew Lounge Pants – Review

by | May 4, 2016

Learn to Sew Lounge Pants was a fully booked workshop held at St Nicholas Church Hall in Bawtry on Saturday 23rd April 2016.

There was a good mix of those who had attended my workshops before and some first-timers.

A lot of preparation goes into making every workshop an enjoyable and educational experience for all attendees. From selecting and buying suitable fabrics that I think everyone will love, to pre-washing and ironing them to minimise any shrinkage and make them easier to work with. I also make up samples and ensure that there are patterns available in for all in the correct sizes. (This is why I ask for your measurements in advance of a workshop.)

As always, I am assisted by my wonderful boyfriend Gary, who helps in any and every way he can, from washing and ironing the fabrics, to fetching and carrying all the equipment and bits that we need at the venue. And of course serving drinks and biscuits throughout the workshop with his 6-year-old son Jack.

Massive thanks to Gary, I couldn’t do it without him!


Rhianna (my niece and) my budding photographer was not at this workshop, so many thanks to Jill for all the photos that she took of the Lounge Pants Workshop.


Our workshoppers had the choice of making an elastic waistband or a drawstrng wistband and the option for in seam pockets or patch pockets. So we had a combination of different waistbands, but everyone opted for the handy in seam pocket.

Unfortunately we ran out of time at the 11th hour, some of the ladies had to take their lounge pants home to be hemmed.

Some fanstastic feedback from Suzanne:

“I had such a fabulous afternoon yesterday learning to make lounge pants! Alison is a brilliant teacher with an endless amount of patience and reassurance! Can’t wait for the next one! x”

The next two workshops are now fully booked – but if you want to hear about upcoming workshops first, please sign up to the BagLadyBird – Learn to Sew Newsletter here!

Alison xx

Ps. July & August workshops will be advertised soon & look out for a BagLadyBird – Learn to Sew Weekender in September 2016.

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