The Art of Denim with Robert
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 40 hours over 5 days

The Art of Denim with Robert

Jeans has marked culture for the last 140 years. Learn how to make your own jeans, denim jackets or shirts in the City of Angels. This experience will be one of a kind.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1050
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $720

Meet the Artist

Robert is a bespoke maker of denim jeans, jackets and shirts; master of jean repairs and alterations; and a Vintage Levi 501 collector and seller. With 25 years of experience attracting Levi's fanatics from Europe, Japan, New York and beyond, he has been referred to as “Jean Weaver”, “Jean Genie” to "Denim Doctor". It all began in 1996 when he started spending his weekends stitching book covers using kids' Levi's jeans. Within a short time, the quality of his craft and vintage collection built his celebrity client list – you name them – Eric Clapton, Britney Spears, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Petty and the Beach Boys. Denim is worshipped in his studio. He says "This is a dying art and you have to love it. If it feels like work, then it's boring."

VAWAA Includes:

  • Handcrafting a denim product like a pair of jeans, shorts, jacket, skirt, shirt or bag. Based on your skill level you can make a brand new product or bring your own to alter.
  • Jean making process.
  • Jean repair techniques.
  • Jean alteration types.
  • Sewing machines and their functions.
  • Pattern adjustment process.
  • Insights into jean making secrets that have been passed down over 150 years.
  • Retail and merchandising.

Explore Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a giant melting pot of people from different backgrounds, with a thriving art scene, delicious foods from around the world and a one-of-a-kind topography. From the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Broad, to Venice Beach and the Griffith Observatory, or the many beautiful beaches and hikes, there is always something to do in the City of Angels. If you’re the outdoorsy kind, you’re in for treat. Take a break from the city anytime with plenty of trails to hike in the hills with gorgeous views over the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking for a more adventurous getaway, head over to Joshua Tree National Park for a camping trip.

Additional Details

Must have sewing skills to use sewing machines. This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 14 days. Internships can also be arranged. If interested, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Robert's Availability 5 days

Guest Reviews

  • Warren, United States

    Robert is the best at what he does

  • Jenny, United States

    Amazing experience! Robert is a master of his craft and a great teacher. While having lots of fun, we worked together on making a pair of jeans for me - Robert walked me through the whole process, stitch by stitch. He showed me each step on one leg of the jeans and I repeated it, and practiced, on the other. It was easy, exciting, and fun. My VAWAA weekend was a true apprenticeship with the artist Read more