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Introduction to Commercial Pattern

A 4-week course covering how to use a pattern to make clothes

  • Starts 1 May
  • 10 British pounds
  • Woolwich Front Room, 103 Powis Street, SE18 6JB

Available spots

Course Description

Learn to use a sewing pattern for making your own clothes! Are you looking to increase your sewing skills by learning how to make your own clothes? Ever wondered how to interpret a dress-making pattern or sew your own garments from scratch? Here by popular demand is a follow-up to our beginners’ sewing classes. During this four-week course you will: learn how to read a commercial sewing pattern; understand techniques for creating your own basic pattern; make a simple pattern for a top or dress and construct a garment using it. This course will be taught by Mary Jane Baxter, the author of three books on sewing and making. NB This is not a course for complete beginners. You must be confident using a sewing machine and/or have attended one of GCDA’s sewing courses. You must also be prepared to bring your own fabric for Week 2 (suitable fabric types will be discussed during Week 1), as well as a sewing kit including sharp dressmaking scissors, needles, pins, thread and tailor’s chalk. Sewing machines are provided but if you would like to bring your own, please do. It is essential that you attend the first session, and commit to all sessions, if you are unable, please email: . Please be on time. If showing fully booked, please contact and ask to be added to the waiting list. You will be eligible to get the deposit back if you attend every session. Or, if you can’t attend, you must: · Email or contact the tutor or admin team on to let them know you can’t make it. · Still attend at least 70% of the course. Do not book on if you think you cannot attend 70% of the course. · Please give as much notice as possible. · If you don’t show up and don’t get in touch, you will lose your deposit. If leaving a £10 deposit is a barrier because of financial difficulties, please contact to talk to us about this

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