Learn to read any sewing pattern - from classic printed patterns to PDF patterns and vintage patterns. Get tips and tricks to select a size that actually fits. Find out some of the best places to buy sewing patterns - in stores and on the web.
Sewing Patterns Do Not Have to Be Scary - Learn to Tackle Sewing Patterns In This Detailed Course
Get started on the road to sewing by learning the fundamentals of sewing patterns. Sewing patterns have been around for years and years. If you want to sew, then you are familiar with the overwhelming selection at big box stores. How do you know which one to choose? How do you know you will able to sew it? What do all of those symbols mean? In this course, you will learn about nearly any type sewing pattern and how to read them.
Garment sewing is a fun and exciting hobby. Whether you want to so sew clothing for yourself or others, sewing patterns are one of the most essential elements you will need. We will be focusing on going through all of the parts of a sewing pattern in detail so you are able to read common manufacturers, such as Simplicity and McCalls.
PDF sewing patterns have also gained popularity and are readily available on the web. We will cover the process of printing out the patterns and assembling them so you will never be afraid to try a pattern you find on the web. Additionally, I will take the mystery out of using vintage dot style patterns as we go over a 1940s era sewing pattern.
By then end of this class, you will be a pro at reading sewing patterns. Let's dive into sewing together!
Let's get started learning about the many different kinds of sewing patterns. Whether you are learning to sew for yourself or someone else, this is the perfect place to get started.
Buying a sewing pattern sounds easy, but with all of the selection out there how do you know where to go and what to buy? In this lecture we will go over the many places - both in person and on the web - you can buy sewing patterns. The resource list provided is essential so be sure to download it.
The easiest sewing patterns to find are modern printed paper patterns. These patterns are sold in an envelope and contain all of the pieces you need with instructions. In two part lecture, we will go over the details hidden on the front and back of a Kwik Sew sewing pattern.
Continue learning about modern printed paper patterns. We will go over a Vogue sewing pattern and a vintage 1940s pattern..
Take a brief moment to unpack the envelope of a modern printed paper pattern with me. See what is in the envelope and get ready to get detailed.
Take a detailed look with me at the many different sections of the instructions sheet of a modern printed sewing pattern. Learn tips and tricks about the instructions sheets that I have learned through experience over the years.
Dig right in to the actual pattern pieces as we unfold the tissue paper together. I will show you how I separate the pieces to make it easier to manage and learn about sizing and pattern markings.
PDF sewing patterns are fun and readily available. Discover how to assemble PDF sewing patterns that you print at home. We will assemble a full sewing pattern together so get the tape ready!
Vintage sewing patterns can be very confusing as they are very different than the modern printed patterns we have seen already. Dig in and unlock the mysteries of vintage dot sewing patterns.
Think before you cut! Learn about the many different considerations you need to think about before you take a scissors to that pattern paper.
Let's see what you have learned. In your final project you will go out shop for your very own sewing pattern. Use the worksheet provided to get ready to sew your first (or next) sewing pattern. Happy sewing!
I have been obsessed with sewing and textiles for as long as I can remember. I started sewing and designing at the age of 6 and have been honing my crafts ever since. I am a couture seamstress and am trained in fine French embroidery styles (tambour style embroidery) and textiles artist (spinning, weaving, dying, and painting).
I have a studio near St. Louis, MO where I make custom clothing, create patterns, and teach.
I am a devoted mom of two amazing boys who bring me inspiration every day and I have an amazing husband who supports me in all of my endeavors.