PATTERN MAKING AND SEWING WORKSHOPS

TAUGHT OVER 10 WEEKS

Not taught in any particular order, but on experience level.

All levels taught. Beginners will learn skills to be able to make a project. An item of clothing, a skirt or soft furnishings, a cushion, or accessories, a bag. This can be achieved in 10 weeks.


MEASURE AND FIT

For intermediate and advanced levels (over several sessions according to ability

Take body measurements and transfer them to the pattern.

Make up a’ block pattern’ to size and shape. Adjust the fit ready to transfer to the chosen pattern


CUT THE FABRIC

Assessing the grains and effects of different fabrics. Layout the pattern, pin and cut the fabric.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Understanding and interpreting pattern instructions. Preparing the cut pieces for making and the order of sewing


FACING, AND LININGS

Fitting and finishing facings
Fitting linings
Using an Overlocker and its effects


DARTS, PLEATS AND GATHERS

Fitting and sewing darts and pleats
Adjusting gathers and drapes
Cutting pleats in a pattern