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If you’ve always wanted to learn to sew but didn’t know where to start, this weekend workshop will help!  Kiki will take you through the sewing basics as you make a pair of pajama pants. This is a perfect project for the newbie sewist that allows you to be creative as you learn basic skills! In class you will learn:

  • How to use a sewing machine
  • How to lay out a basic pattern  
  • Proper pinning
  • Use of tools

Please note, prior to class you must purchase the fabric of your choice for your PJ pants, and other required items, so you have them with you for the first class! Before you buy any fabric, please review the Class Details for information about what types of fabric will work for your project, additional items you will need to bring, and other important class information.

The classroom is a great space to create and sew, with lots of space to spread out, plenty of Bernina sewing machines, large cutting tables, ironing boards, and irons, great music, good company, as well as basic sewing supplies and tools to help you reach your sewing goals.

Your materials fee covers basic sewing supplies that are made available to you during class.

Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Aptos Main Campus

Kiki Barrett 



Please read:  We will begin our weekend by learning how to use a sewing machine, including threading, filling a bobbin and changing a needle. Once comfortable with using a machine we will explore the basics of sewing while creating a pair of pajama pants. The materials fee will cover the pattern and elastic for pajama pants and additional sewing supplies. However, please bring the following supplies to class with you. No substitutions please!

Pajama Pants:

The amount of fabric required will depend on the size pant you want to make.

Size XSmall (hip measurement of 31” to 32 1/2”) - 2 1/2 yards of woven cotton or flannel fabric

Size Small-Med (hip measurement of 33” to 41”) - 2 3/4 yards of woven cotton or flannel fabric

Size LRG-XL (hip measurement of 42” to 50”) - 3 yards of woven cotton or flannel fabric matching thread

Basic Sewing Supplies:

Sewing scissors

All other sewing supplies will be provided in the classroom

Please call Cabrillo Extension if you have any questions at (831) 479-6331, or by email at


- Kiki



Materials Fee:


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/28/2024 - 9/29/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: 1520 Kiki Barrett