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Sew Doable: Pattern Cutting

  • The Stitchery 24 Sandyford Place Glasgow, G3 7NG United Kingdom (map)

2 hour workshop // 3:30pm - 5:30pm // Instructor: Mandy Bryan // Cost: £25 

This workshop is part of the Sew Doable open studio weekend at The Stitchery. We've been listening to your feedback, and this is one of the topics you really wanted to cover. So we've created this mini workshop just for you. 

About This Workshop

If you've ever dreamed of designing and making your own clothes from scratch, one of the vital skills you'll need to learn is pattern cutting. This is the art of creating a flat pattern based on a design and a set of body measurements. 

In this 2 hour workshop, led by Costume Designer, Mandy Bryan, we'll be introducing you to the very basics of pattern cutting, creating a Skirt block in a step-by-step demonstration. Students will then run through this worked example themselves using a scaled down version. The idea is that within 2 hours we'll give you the confidence to go home and draft a basic skirt pattern using your own unique measurements, setting you on a journey into designing your own well fitted clothes. 

Mandy's demonstration of basic pattern cutting will include techniques such as drafting darts; adding seam allowance; truing and adding notches; grainlines; and fabric considerations for making a toile. She will also be covering some of the basic tools regularly used in pattern cutting.

Note: You must have a basic understanding of garment construction for this course. If you've taken any of our beginner Making Clothes or similar courses, then you will be fine.

Outcomes & Take Homes

  • Learn the basics of pattern cutting from an expert with many years of industry experience.
  • Your scaled sample for future reference
  • A tutorial e-book for future reference.

Booking Your Place

To book your place on this course, you can use our online booking system below. Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before making your booking. 

You can pay by PayPal or any major debit/credit card.  NOTE: You do not need a PayPal account to make a booking. Simply click on the link which says "pay with a debit or credit card". It looks

Any Questions?

If you have any questions please have a look at our FAQs page. If you don't find your answer there, then please feel free to contact us.

Earlier Event: May 15
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Later Event: May 18