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Pattern cutting for beginners

Pattern cutting for beginners

About the Course

As a beginners course you will learn the art of patternmaking from a London College of Fashion Graduate. You will practice how to use specialist equipment, pattern terminology and how to draw with accuracy and confidence the correct information that should be on finished patterns.

Working from a size 12 block, learn how to make a shirt, drafting your own collar, cuff and button stand. You will learn the concept of bodice dart manipulation to create different style lines and seams, you will also learn how to add fullness through gathers and pleats on a garment.

From this course you will have made a bespoke size 12 shirt from the fabric you supply with your choice of style lines, pleats or gathers.

Materials needed

• Graders Set Square or Pattern Master
• Paper Scissors
• Tape Measure
• Tracing Wheel
• Pattern awl
• Pen/Pencils
• Eraser
• Masking Tape or Glue Stick
• Notepad
• Pins
• Sewing Machine
• 2m non stretch fabric to make final shirt (This can be purchased after starting the course when you know what design you would like to make.)

Materials Supplied

• Pattern Paper
• Calico for mock ups

Must have basic knowledge of dress making and using a sewing machine.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

• Pattern Paper
• Calico for mock ups

Tea, coffee and plenty of snacks!


Rebecca at Rebecca Raymond
Dan Tozer Upholstery
16a High Street (next to crystal clear)
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Suitable for

  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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6x 4 hour sessions

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