Beginners Pattern Cutting Workshop evening course - The Jacket



Looking to enhance your sewing skills or design and make your own garments?

Our fashion making and pattern cutting short courses will give you the techniques and tools to create your own designs and turn them into a reality.

Basic Pattern cutting workshop - evening
Jacket block

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 create the latest seasons statement details?

In 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. You will draft a foundation jacket 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 on your jacket, such as collars, pockets, darts and many other details. You will have a pattern block and your own calico jacket pattern to take home with you.

What to bring with you
Note book
A4 file and envelopes to create your own pattern cutting file.which you can use in the future.

The pattern cutting for jacket workshop is held over four evenings. Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9pm, beginning on November 18th and continuing until December 9th

Please note :-
All workshops are held on the second floor with access via the stairs
All participants must wear a mask
Workshop leader will wear a mask or visor
Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout

The tutor for this workshop is Peter Foster and there are 6 places available.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All pattern making equipment and calico fabric is included in this workshop

Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided


Paula Cain at Cambria Costume House


2nd Floor, 43-47 High Street

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


10 hours (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

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Lee Iggulden - - #35347

Who knew a sleeve could change the whole look of a garment. I always thought a top/blouse/shirt was just a top/blouse /shirt but by doing this sleeve pattern cutting course I now have my own pattern block and can adapt it to make my top/blouse/shirt look completely different. What I really like about the sewing, tailoring and pattern making courses that I am doing at the Cambria Costume House is that they each build up my skills and knowledge and the Peter and Paula are so enthusiastic about me learning all I can to help me complete a garment. After booking on just the one workshop - Garment Construction, I have since booked on all the pattern cutting sessions and I am now doing the tailoring courses during the day. Brilliant all round, well worth the money as the expert guidance, support, help and advice is second to none. More please...
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Edna Leys - - #35117

Peter and Paula are very welcoming and attentive. Peter took us step by step through the process of pattern making and using a calico practice piece we were able to check out whether our pattern had worked. Like me the participants were a bit uncertain that they were able to see the process through but we all achieved it successfully and as a bonus Peter showed us ways of adapting the basic pattern. I can’t recommend this course more highly

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