brighton pattern cutting Classes

Pattern Cutting Classes

These classes are suitable for those with some sewing skills and a basic understanding of garment construction.

Tuesdays 10-12
10 weeks
£200 (£175 Concessions)

Take your sewing to the next level with our pattern cutting classes. Lead by Charlotte.

You will

  • Design and make patterns to fit your own unique measurements and body shape.
  • Learn to modify commercial patterns.
  • Discover where is the best place to take up or take in an existing garment.
  • Learn how to add your own design features to existing patterns

We teach the art of pattern cutting in clear and easy to understand lessons. Class sizes are small so you will get lots of help and attention through the processes. It helps to have some basic sewing and maths skills to start with.

We run three pattern cutting modules throughout the year. Each module can be stand alone if you are interested in a specific skill or can continue on from the previous module so you can build on the skills you learn as you go along. In all three modules we introduce you to the concepts and then you do a pattern of your own design. It can be as simple or as complex as you like.


Module 1: Spring term 2018 – Design your own dress or shirt pattern.
Make a dress or shirt block to fit your own measurements, these blocks form the basis of dresses, shirts and jackets.

Learn pattern cutting principles, for example, Princess Lines, Empire Lines, adding volume, dart manipulation etc
Design your own patterns using the principles learned

Module 2: Summer term 2018 – Skirts and trousers
Make skirt and trousers block to fit your own measurements

Learn pattern cutting principles, for example, adding volume, dart manipulation , design features

Design your own skirt or trousers using the principles learned

 Module 3: Autumn term 2018 – How to make patterns fit
Pattern cutting concepts

– how to make patterns bigger
– how to adjust to fit the bust
– how to adjust to fit the shoulders
– how to adjust to fit the hips
Bring in a commercial pattern and adjust it to fit your own size.


Recommend a friend to Sew Fabulous, if they book onto a course you will both get £10 off that terms class fees. Quote “Fabulous Friends” when booking.

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