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101 Trousers

Led by Kathleen Blackmur

  • Beginner
  •  / Age 13+



2 tickets available

We have been making, wearing, and loving these pants since we opened Cattywampus. This classic drawstring style is designed to sit high on the waist and comes with three variations: tapered-cropped leg, wide-straight leg, and shorts. We are showing the wide leg version here. If you're interested in making your own clothes and following garment patterns, this is a great place to start! You should already know how to operate your sewing machine and do basic stitches, as this is not an intro to sewing class. You'll learn a lot of good tips and tricks in this class that can be applied to other projects. We will guide you through the whole pattern, but it's possible some parts may need to be completed at home. You should be able to finish most of the project in the given class time though.

Materials are not included in the class fee. Please see the list of required materials below. We greatly appreciate your support in buying materials from our shop. Thank you!


Skill Level

  • Beginner sewing

Skills Required

  • Basic sewing machine operations (straight stitch, zigzag stitch, sewing corners)
  • Please familiarize yourself with your machine's buttonhole feature prior to class

Skills Learned

  • Following a garment pattern
  • Sewing pockets
  • Making a drawstring waist

Materials Required

  • 101 Trousers Pattern by Merchant & Mills
  • 2-2.5 yards fabric (see pattern details for specifications)
  • 2 yards cotton webbing for drawstring
  • 2 small eyelets for drawstring (or create buttonholes)
  • Sewing machine (we recommend bringing your own, but we 2 machines available if needed)

Recommended Fabric

Choose fabrics that drape and won't bulk around the drawstring. Linen, soft cotton, fine wool, washed silk, or tencel would all work. We used the Humbolt Hemp for our sample shown here. Liberty Tana Lawn, brushed flannel, and chambray would also be great!

Class Refund & Cancelation Policy

The class registration fee can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the time of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.

COVID-19 update

We require our instructors, staff, and customers to wear masks at all times. Classes are limited to 3 people. Lessons take place in our classroom with doors open to allow fresh air to circulate. We also have a HEPA air purifier operating at all times and clean classroom surfaces in between uses.