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Pattern Making Basics: Learn To Draft Pattern Blocks!

June 10, 2017Eve Tokens

Pattern Making Basics

Who here struggles with the pattern making basics?

Hands up if you have read the books, followed YouTube videos, or even just tried figuring it out on your own?

And it’s a struggle right?

I get so many emails from my readers who say that they really want to be able to create clothes that fit but are struggling with just the pattern making basics.

And that just doesn’t seem fair right?

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Reasons For Learning Pattern Making Basics

You see, these readers of mine – probably not unlike you – have many reasons for learning pattern making basics.

Here are just some of the reasons…

“The lack of RTW clothing options is comical”


“Finding clothes that fit is really hard”


“I don’t like trying on clothes”


“I got fat, and clothes I like don’t fit me, or are hideously expensive”


And the best reason:

“To actually have something that fits perfectly!”


Pattern Making Basics Course

I decided that with so many women wanting to learn how to draft their own patterns that I would create a text based course which I made available for free for one year. In that time I had over 1600 students go through it , and have now moved it here, as part of my membership area on this website! Yay!

I’ve implemented a £5 fee to become a bronze PMB member and you get one lesson per day, so that you don’t get too overwhelmed!

You can join today by clicking here! Exciting! Check out the lesson plan below!

Lesson Plan For Pattern Making Basics

  1. Tools, Workspace and Mindset
  2. Accurate Measurements
  3. All About Ease
  4. Fabric Influence
  5. Design Principles
  6. Finishing Considerations
  7. Five Ways To Create Patterns
  8. Design Inspiration (+ Starting Block Selection)
  9. Drafting A Skirt Block
  10. Applying Fabric Supression
  11. Drafting A Basic Bodice
  12. Sewing Toiles
  13. Drafting A straight Sleeve Block
  14. Drafting A Basic Trouser Block
  15. Fixing The Fit


How Do You Sign Up For Pattern Making Basics?

Well, it’s super simple and easy to do… click this link to be taken to the membership area, and pay the £5 fee to join the Pattern Making Basics course. You can pay by PayPal or card. You’ll then receive the first lesson immediately in your membership area and each subsequent lesson will be available for the following 14 days! Woop woop!

Alright then… here’s that link you need to sign up to be a Pattern Making Basics member...

See you in the first lesson! Woop woop!

If you’re excited and want to get thinking about fit issues, why not check out this post?

Learn how to draft pattern blocks with Pattern Making Basics! This text course provides you one lesson per day, so that you can start making your own pattern blocks or slopers! Great for anyone that would love to start drafting their own sewing patterns! #patternmakingbasics #patterndrafting #learnpatternmaking #sewingpatterns

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