How to follow a Commercial Sewing Pattern

Does the thought of following a commercial sewing pattern put you off making your own clothes?

Join me for this 2 day course, and learn how to understand and follow a commercial sewing pattern.

Day 1: Saturday 14th September 2019 10am-4pm

Day 2: Saturday 28th September 2019 10am-4pm

Venue: The Clay Factory, Redlake Trading Estate, Ivybridge, PL21 0EZ

During this course you will make your own unique adaptation of the 1960’s Shift dress, and learn the following skills:

  • Preparing your pattern pieces (accurately tracing off and cutting out)
  • Understand standard sizing and measurements
  • Understand pattern terminology and markings
  • Learn how to layout pattern pieces correctly onto fabric, and be able to identify the grain line
  • How to transfer pattern markings onto fabric using tailors tacks
  • learn how to sew seam allowances accurately
  • Use facings to neaten necklines and armholes
  • Know how and when to use under-stitching
  • Finish seams neatly and professionally
  • Insert either an invisible or non invisible zip
  • Hem your garment neatly and accurately
  • Extras (depending on time/ability)
  • Add patch pockets or side pockets
  • Add a collar
  • Add decorative buttons

You will take away a manual to remind you of everything you have learned.

Note: This is not an absolute beginners sewing course;  you need to be able to thread and use a machine.

Cost? £145