An Introduction to Pattern Drafting and Cutting - Evening course



Our pattern cutting short courses will give you the techniques and tools to create your own designs and turn them into a reality. Have you ever wanted to design and make your own clothes? Maybe you get frustrated that you can never find the clothes you'd like to wear or that fit you properly. Would you like to learn how to create the latest season's statement details? On this beginners course you will learn the art of pattern making. You will practice how to use specialist equipment, learn pattern terminology and be shown how to draw, with accuracy and confidence, the correct information that should be on finished patterns.You will learn basic pattern cutting techniques to help you design and make your own clothes. This course will teach you how to draft ladieswear, menswear or even childrens wear patterns. You will draft a foundation block as a basis for making a pattern for your design. From this basic block, you will create a calico toile and be shown how this can be adapted to your own measurements. Using your adapted pattern, you will then be taught how to create fashion details and you will have a pattern block and your own calico pattern to take home with you. The course leader is Peter Foster who was Head of Fashion at West Cheshire College and has taught in many Further Education colleges and schools for over twenty years. What to bring with you: Notebook A4 file and envelopes to create your own pattern cutting file. which you can use in the future. This a four week, one evening a week, course on Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm. The course begins on January 18th.

What's included in the price?

All fabric, equipment and use of machinery is included.


4 evenings (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
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