Introduction to commercial sewing patterns

6 Nov

Sunday 18th November 10.30am til 1pm – Introduction to commercial sewing patterns – £24.50

Due to popular demand the super talented Zoe Edwards is putting on another ‘introduction to commercial sewing patterns’ workshop.  This theory based session aims to take the beginner sewer towards being a confident dressmaker by explaining and demystifying the sometimes daunting world of commercial sewing patterns.

By the end of the session you will understand their cryptic language and know how to use them. This is not a practical sewing or pattern cutting class, this is a pure, in-depth exploration into everything you need to know to begin working with sewing patterns at home or at a sewing class.

Topics covered…

  • Finding your size
  • What to do if your measurements span two or more dress sizes
  • Making simple changes if you are taller/shorter or have a long torso/short torso
  • Understanding the sizing differences between vintage and modern sewing patterns
  • Selecting appropriate fabric for your pattern
  • Positioning the pattern pieces onto the fabric
  • What all the symbols mean and what to do about them
  • Transferring the markings onto the fabric

You will be given a printed handout to take home with a lot of the information that will be covered as a reminder, plus lots of links to helpful websites. Please bring a notebook and pen to take further notes if you feel it necessary.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions about this class, please email Zoe at or book your spot here:

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