Ever wondered how clothes are made? Have you wanted to make your own clothes but got stuck at the pattern stage? Then fear not! This introductory course will take you, step by step, through the methods by which to create and alter your own patterns and to make garments using your patterns. You will be able to create your own pattern blocks, and be taught the various techniques to draft patterns and to adapt them to create patterns for your own designs. You will then be able to use your patterns to make a garment, with help and support from the tutors to improve your sewing skills. You will get one-to-one help with sewing skills, from inserting a sleeve or zip to more complicated details such as welt pockets and fly front zips.
What do I need to join?
At intermediate level, we would expect you to be familiar with using sewing machines and you may have made clothes from paper patterns before.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will get one-to-one feedback from the tutor every week.
What can I do next?
You can come back next term and continue making new patterns and garments.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 10.39am (6 hours ago)