Jeans Making for Curves

Everything you need to know to make your own pair of perfectly fitted jeans!

  • Do you struggle to find or sew jeans that fit all your curves, without gaping or pulling?
  • Are you intimidated by the idea of sewing jeans?
  • Do you want to try sewing your first pair of jeans, but want lots of help during the process?

Then you should enroll in this course, "Jeans Making for Curves"!

Join me as I take you through making jeans, from choosing the right denim and gathering the right tools, through to how to get professional top-stitching and inside finishes.


Welcome to Jeans Making for Curves! By taking this course, you'll learn a whole host of jeans making techniques which will help you make the jeans you've always dreamed of. Jeans can seem very intimidating to sew if you haven't tried before - all that topstitching and hardware, not to mention using tools like a hammer which are usually far from the sewing room.

However, jeans aren't actually that hard to sew when you know how! This course takes you step by step through everything you need to know, from preparing your pattern, denim and tools, through to special sewing techniques and how to install that hardware.

Included with this course is a free* copy of the Cashmerette Patterns Ames Jeans pattern (choose from a downloadable PDF or a paper version that will be mailed to you) - of, if you have the Ames Jeans already, you can use your free coupon for any other Cashmerette pattern!. The Ames Jeans were designed for curves, with mix-and-match pelvis fits (apple or pear) and leg fits (straight or skinny). Choose whichever combo suits your shape and style, and you'll have a classic pair of high-rise jeans with 5 pockets, fly front, belt loops and curve-friendly fit.

I can't wait for you to join me as you learn to sew jeans!

*Shipping charge applies for paper pattern.


Sewing lessons whenever and wherever you want.

Unlike regular classes, there's no need to block off time in your schedule or arrange to travel - you can watch the videos on your laptop, tablet or phone, and master jeans-making from the comfort of home. Learn at your own pace, and re-watch the videos as many times as you like - they never expire! Plus, you'll have 24/7 access, and it's the fraction of the price of an in-person class.

Get additional help

Do you have questions about the lessons? Just ask in the comments section, and you'll get personal feedback.


Skills you'll learn in the course include:

  • How to identify the right type of high quality denim for your jeans
  • Which tools are essential for jeans-making - and which are nice to have for a higher-level finish.
  • How to sew jeans with a single regular home sewing machine
  • Picking the right fit for your Ames Jeans, and making your personalized pattern
  • Cutting denim so it doesn't twist
  • How to check jeans fit before you finish sewing
  • Sewing a pocket stay which has a tummy-flattening effect in your jeans - and how to sew it with French seams
  • The easiest way to sew a professional fly-front
  • Techniques for achieving fantastic top-stitching
  • How to install a jeans button and rivets without industrial equipment

Your Instructor

Jenny Rushmore
Jenny Rushmore

Hi, I'm Jenny! I founded Cashmerette because I was so frustrated with never being able to find clothes that fit my plus size, curvy body (hello, H cups!).

I learned to sew at the tender age of 30, excited by the potential of being able to make clothes that fit me, and also reflected my bold, print-loving style. But I immediately faced the same issue that I did with store-bought clothes: most of them didn’t come anywhere near to fitting me well, not least because most were designed for a B cup.

So I learned how to alter patterns and had the (literally!) life changing revelation: that I could change my clothes to fit my body, rather than changing my body to fit clothes.

And well, the rest is history! At Cashmerette we have the patterns, books, and workshops that I wish had existed when I learned to sew. This, here, is my life’s mission, and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride!

As for the rest of my life? Well, I live with my daughter just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, but I’m originally from the UK (still have the accent!), and am very familiar with the British Airways Boston-London flight schedules. When I get the time, I also love drawing, painting, and cooking fancy things.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sounds great! How can I join?
Sign up below to reserve your spot in class. You'll be able to start watching the videos right away, and you'll get an email with a link that will take you right back to your course at any time.
What sewing equipment do I need?
You'll need a sewing machine with a straight stitch and a buttonhole foot, and although it's nice to have a serger and an extra machine too, it's not necessary. Then, you'll need a basic sewing toolkit plus some jeans making extras. All the tools will be detailed in the introduction.
How long does it take to do the course?
It's really up to you! The course is broken down into short video lessons on each topic, and you can watch them over time, or in a binge weekend, depending on what suits you! And, you can always go back and re-watch again. In total, the video lessons are just under 4 hours.
How do I receive my free pattern?
You can receive your free pattern as a downloadable PDF pattern or a paper pattern that will be mailed to you. When you enroll in the course, you'll be given a one-off coupon code to order your pattern at our store. Please note, an additional shipping charge applies for the paper pattern.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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