Pattern Cutting Course for Beginners

Ref: C3840332

Anyone who is interested in learning how to make patterns This course is suitable for beginners and new learners who do not even know the basic principles Of measurement and cutting the pattern.

Additional information about this course

Pattern making is a course where learners are able to learn step by step how to take body measurements and are able to measure and cut pattern using brown paper, then label the pattern with correct body measurements. With the pattern it will make it easy for the learners to cut the material and sew their garment.

Course aim

To enable the learner to make patterns using their own measurements to make well fitted garments of their choice.

Who is the course for?

No formal entry requirements.

What topics will this course cover

1. Health and safety when working in a group. 2 .How and where to measure in order to make a block pattern. 3. To draw a pattern using on body measurements. 4. To draw a pattern using measurements from a garment. 5. Calculate how much fabric will be required for a garment..

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

1. Identify and demonstrate health and safety requirements when undertaking an activity 2. Practice taking body measurement 3. Identify and demonstrate the importance of planning for an activity 4. Practice cutting and labelling the pattern step by step.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Your tutor will assess your learning progress throughout the course and give you informal feedback. However there are no formal tests or exams.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Drawing pad, file, scissors, tape measure, rubber, roll of brown paper, pen, pencil, ruler, well fitted garment to take measurements from.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

WEA course e.g ESOL/ Maths classes, Digital Embroidery, IT class or more advanced course in dress making.

Download full course outline

Pattern Cutting Course for Beginners Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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