Papermaple proudly hosts: Lynda Maynard and the Pants Class

Coming Soon

Papermaple is thrilled to host Lynda Maynard for a second incredible pants workshop.

Our first year was a sold out class, and we can't wait to do it again!

Fitting Pants - November 2nd and 3rd 2023


The focus of this workshop is to create well fitting pants that are beautiful and comfortable to wear.

We will work with properly prepared and well marked muslins test garments.

Each student will learn the required pattern adjustments for his/her specific figure.

The fitting is done on the body and the changes are transferred to the paper pattern.

We will learn about fitting the waist, abdomen, hips, crotch, and general hang of the pant. We will also be discussing flattering lines and silhouettes.

A Pants muslin may be created using any pattern of your choice.

This will be an extraordinary two day workshop, taught by an absolute expert in her field - someone I admire greatly, and who is not to be missed!

Class sizes: 12 people maximum per class

Level: Intermediate

Duration: Two days - Lunch for each day is included in the cost of the workshop.


What's Included

Muslin, pattern paper and basting threads.

The studio also carries a large supply of fabrics, boning, corset supplies, threads etc for purchase.

Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more

Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day


What level should I be sewing at to take this class?

This class is an intermediate class, you should be a confident sewer and have experience creating muslins (toiles)

How many students are there per class?

Each workshop has a maximum of twelve students.

How much 1-1 time will I get?

Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.

Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?

Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.

Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those!   We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.

Will I finish my garment in class?

We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.

Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.

What refreshments and snacks will be available?

Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and a BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class. There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.

As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options as well as delivery, so we will make a list of those available to you before lunchtime rolls around.

You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.