Course Summary

Learn how to take a pattern from an existing garment. Bring your favourite simple pieces such as a skirt, shirt or a simple dress and turn them into your own pattern so you can re-create that favourite garment time and time again!

Course Sessions

Sunday, 2nd February - 1 class

Session ID HVP52401C
2 Feb - 2 Feb 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$179 / $170 (conc)
Jan Bowles

Tuesday, 18th February - 2 classes

Session ID HVP52402C
18 Feb - 25 Feb 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$179 / $170 (conc)
Jan Bowles

With comprehensive demonstrations showing the basic methods for transferring garment panels onto pattern paper, students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge onto their own patterns under supervision and with expert guidance. 

Students will develop skills including the use of tracing wheels, locating the straight grain of fabric on each garment panel, fitting together pattern pieces as they are being produced, this will all be achieved with the completion of the students pattern

There are no prerequisites for this class, however students should have some experience of sewing and using patterns 


  • Tracing wheel – with sharp spikes, flat round and blunt spikes won’t work. (available at wholesalers below)
  • Pens
  • Black lead pencils
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Paper Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Magic tape or masking tape small roll
  • Several packets of Pins
  • Tailors chalk
  • Notebook or paper (for taking notes)

    Materials cost around $30-$50.

    In addition please bring:
    2-3 simple garments – your tutor will help you choose the most appropriate one to take a pattern from, based on your level of experience.
    Please make sure garments are ironed.

    Pattern Making Supplies are available from:

    M. Recht Accessories P/L
    53 -57 Cambridge St
    Ph 9419 9419, 9419 9411, 1300 941 941.

    Wm C. Jackson & Co P/L
    169 Victoria Pde
    Ph 9417 3131


Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Sewers looking to make perfect fitting patterns for themselves. This course is best suited to students who have some experience of sewing and using patterns.

Last updated: November 13, 2019 04:37pm