JEANS THAT FIT 5-DAY WORKSHOP — Vancouver — August 12-16, 2022
August 12, 2022August 16, 2022
Portland-Vancouver Sewing Workshops, Sew-Op + Maker Space 1507 Broadway Vancouver, WA 98663

sewing jeansFit and Sew a Jeans to Fit Your Unique Body

Your instructor, Helen Bartley, pant fitting expert and author of Fit and Sew Custom Jeans, will guide you through five days of fitting and sewing your best jeans.

Learn how to achieve the look and fit you want. The workshop includes the Palmer/Pletsch jeans pattern Butterick 6840, which we have sewn in every size for you to try on, but you may sew any jeans pattern printed on tissue. You will learn how to choose the best pattern size based on your fit needs and your fabric.

See jeans in many fabrics and styles, bootcut to boyfriend to skinny, and learn about fabric selection, preshrinking and notions needed. Whether your figure type is full, petite, or curvy, we will focus on fitting YOUR body.

Tissue fit. Fabric fit. Sew your jeans! 

You will learn how to alter your pattern and to fit as you sew. Helen will demonstrate sewing all the jeans pockets, traditional jeans fly zipper, threads and techniques for topstitching, waistbands, belt carriers, button, buttonholes, and rivets.

Jeans Making Kit

For your convenience, we are offering a kit for sale that includes pattern, preshrunk denim, PerfectFuse Medium interfacing for waistband, PerfectFuse Sheer interfacing for stabilizing, threads, zipper, and hardware-everything you need to sew your perfect jeans. See the “Bring List” for ordering information or email

We strongly recommend taking our 4-day Pant Fit and Sewing Workshop as a prerequisite.

The workshop includes our Palmer/Pletsch straight-leg jeans pattern Butterick 6840 and lunches.




This workshop is held at Sew-Op + Maker Space in Vancouver, WA, across the Columbia River from Portland.

Sew-Op + Makers Space in Vancouver, WA

1507 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98663 • (360) 227-5005




Fit and Sew Custom Jeans bookThe Book You’ll Want to Have—
Fit and Sew Custom Jeans

There is nothing like wearing your own custom fit and sewn jeans! Start with a style you like and use Fit and Sew Custom Jeans by author and certified sewing instructor Helen Bartley to create a pair of jeans that fits your unique body and your unique style.







  • Helen Bartley
  • Helen Bartley is a lifelong student of sewing, and her empathetic teaching style is all the better for it. A Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor and corporate educator, Helen teaches the workshops in Portland/Vancouver. Helen is also the author of Fit and Sew Custom Jeans and served as technical editor for the Palmer/Pletsch book Knits for Real People and as contributor, garment sewer and model for that book and the highly regarded The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting.
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