Sew Your Own Pants with Cass & Lydia


Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov

In stock

1st installment : £98 (non refundable)


Sat 11 & Sun 12 Nov

Join us for a day of sociable stitching and sew your own pants with Cass and Lydia! Have you struggled to find well fitting underwear in your size? Do you find that off-the-shelf pants are often uncomfortable or overly constricting, or are you just interested in learning the skills to build your ethical wardrobe? Introducing the collaboration of the century … we’re so excited that our resident super stitcher Cassandra Belanger is teaming up with the queen of inclusive fashion, Lydia Morrow to help you create the best fitting and most comfortable pants you can possibly imagine. Whatever your body shape, come along and craft your perfect pair, tailored to your own measurements. Learn to make your own well fitting, comfortable, casual, and supportive underwear with a domestic sewing machine or overlocker. 

This course is a step-by-step guide on how to make a comfortable pair of pants including help troubleshooting common issues like fit and proportions, and exploring reusing fabric from retired garments or getting creative with fabric scraps. In the safe hands of our regular sewing tutor Cassandra and expert underwear maker Lydia, students will be introduced to the use of stretch fabrics and elastics, creating undergarments that fit your curves as they should. Learn to personalise the Median pants (pattern by Sophie Hines), working with different fabrics, adding structure, and working to fit your own unique shape. And if you’re shy, don’t worry: There is plenty of space to try on your garments in private!

Sew Your Own Pants with Cass and Lydia is a Beyond Beginner course, which means that you must have at least a basic level of garment construction experience, having made at least one garment and understand how to use a sewing machine. If you’ve got a couple of projects under your belt, that will probably stand you in good stead. If you’ve never made an item of clothing before, but wish to take this course, you may consider the Sewing Clothes for Beginners Course or some private tuition.


  1. A basic set of sewing skills; a basic understanding of how to make pants; and the confidence to go on and try more.
  2. A pair of pants made by you, to fit your body and in the fabric of your choice.
  3. A sample book, made by you and full of the techniques you’ve learned as part of the course for future reference. 
  4. An understanding of how to sew underwear that considers the impact on people and the planet.

Course cost includes: 

  • Use of 230DC Janome sewing machine
  • Use of 6234XL overlocker
  • Cost pattern and elastic

Course cost excludes: 

  • Cost of fabric

About Your Tutors

Lydia Morrow is a knitwear designer who also works across styling, creative direction, and fit consultation. With a special focus on ethical and size inclusive fashion, she brings a unique, joyful and colourful style that is often missing in inclusive fashion. Through her social media presence, she has built a community of people around her values and aesthetic, and is passionate about helping people learn to express themselves as designers through making their own clothes. As a fat, disabled, queer, and neurodivergent woman in business, she aims to challenge norms within the fashion industry, hoping to disrupt intersectional issues in production, supply chain, marketing, and people’s personal relationships with what they wear. You can find Lydia’s best selling patterns on Ravelry. 

Cassandra’s work is an invitation to a more sustainable future and education is at the centre of her creative practice. She is the founder of The Stitchery Studio, is Co-founder and Director of the Zero Waste Design Collective and a founding member of Sustainable Fashion Scotland. She is the resident sewing instructor at the Central Scottish School of Craft and a Fashion and Textile Lecturer at Glasgow West College. Her design and teaching practice challenges makers, designers and educators to think through the social and environmental impacts of their practice, exploring issues such as zero waste, intersectionality, transparency, feminism, sizeism, and body image.

  • Tea and coffee are provided but participants should bring their own lunch and utensils.
  • All of our classes are suitable for over 16s, younger crafters may be accommodated if accompanied by a participating adult but please contact us before booking
  • If the workshop you were looking at is fully booked drop us an email and we’ll add you to the waiting list. We will add extra dates to our most popular workshops too, join the mailing list to be the first to know

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