Sewing - Patternmaking Essentials

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$499 Limited GST free / $399.20 / $449.10
Sewing - Patternmaking Essentials

<p>Learn the essentials of pattern making in Sydney with this sewing class. </p><p>This is a beginners' pattern making course for confident sewers, who wish to design their own garments and not be

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Enrol before 31 December 2018 for 10% Early Bird discount. Code BIRD2019
$499 Limited GST free / $399.20 / $449.10
Sewing - Patternmaking Essentials

<p>Learn the essentials of pattern making in Sydney with this sewing class. </p><p>This is a beginners' pattern making course for confident sewers, who wish to design their own garments and not be

...
Enrol before 31 December 2018 for 10% Early Bird discount. Code BIRD2019

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Course description

Learn the essentials of pattern making in Sydney with this sewing class.

This is a beginners' pattern making course for confident sewers, who wish to design their own garments and not be restricted to purchasing commercial patterns. This course covers body analysis, correct measurement taking, garment fitting, block creation to suit the individuals measurements and using basic pattern blocks to create different patterns. You will be limited only to your imagination. This course will have you well on the way to designing your own original pieces.

It is very important that you can sew and are confident in using a machine. This course assumes you are an experienced and assured sewer and have completed Sewing Essentials, Sewing Extension or an equivalent course. An inability to sew will seriously hinder your ability to complete the course and produce any patterns.

*NOTE: This course is strictly for experienced sewers. The content is strictly regarding learning the art of patternmaking.

Course content

During this course the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

Week 1: - Correct measuring techniques

  • Learn the crucial body measuring points
  • Learn about garment ease
  • Cut out basic bodice and skirt block from calico and fit to individuals body.

Week 2: - Pattern making alterations

  • Continue with fitting and alterations to individuals patterns and transfer onto cardboard to make blocks

Week 3: - Finalization of blocks and correct labeling

Week 4: Pattern making details

  • Learn about manipulating darts to change the design
  • Learn cut and spread method of pattern making to add pleats, gathers and fullness

Week 5: - Pattern making details continued

  • Learn about pattern making collars, pockets, yokes etc.
  • Learn about internal pattern pieces such as facings and linings

Week 6: - Pattern making details cont.

In this lesson we will look at individual design concepts.

  • Make a plan for your own design concept
  • Make pattern following your design plan

Weeks 7 and 8 : - Working on individual projects

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned how to:

  • take body measurements correctly
  • fit a garment and make pattern alterations
  • created a set of block patterns for themselves
  • make and adjust simple patterns following a design plan
Please bring to class
  • 5 Meters of calico 150cm width or 7 Meters of calico narrow width 115cm
  • Ruler (a long ruler over 50cm is ideal)
  • Tracing wheel
  • Pins and hand sewing needles
  • Thread
  • 1 pair of small thread-cutting scissors or clippers
  • Paper scissors and fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Notebook and pens to take notes
  • Sharp pencils and a rubber
  • One red and one black or blue thick marker pens
  • An A4 folder with some plastic sheets
  • 2 large glue sticks such as UHU
  • Water and snacks

NEEDLES: The machines on campus take standard domestic sewing machine needles. They will have 130/705 H on the packaging somewhere to tell you they are domestic type, which is different from the code for the size of the needle (an 80 or 90 size needle is best for use with sew-all thread).
BOBBINS: They must be plastic, not metal. They must be designed for TOP LOADING or “Drop In” machines. The best bet is to buy a pack that says it’s suitable for Singer Drop In machines or Janome Drop In machines (either one will work on both machines). Avoid “universal” bobbins as there is no one-size-fits-all bobbin.
THREAD: a quality thread brand is recommended. Some of the more common household brands are Gutermann, Rasant, Mettler, Aurifil.

Other information

It is very important that you can sew and are confident in using a machine. This course assumes you are an experienced and assured sewer and have completed Sewing Essentials, Sewing Extension or an equivalent course. An inability to sew will seriously hinder your ability to complete the course and produce any patterns.

  • Please wear closed in shoes.

All our pattern making courses are limited to 10 places, which enables the tutor to give each student plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction.

Where?

Our Pattern Making Essentials course is held in two locations. Please double check the location of your preferred course.

Rozelle Campus Is situated on the corner of Gordon St and Victoria Rd in Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road and you must access Gordon street from Lilyfield road.Click on the following link for directions: http://www.sydneycommunitycollege.com.au/site/203

City Campus is on level 3 of the Holmes Institute at 91 York Street in the CBD. For more information please click here http://www.sydneycommunitycollege.com.au/site/12083

Student Feedback

"It was obvious the tutor was VERY knowledgeable and experienced and was able to ensure that all students were catered for--- and the knowledge experience of the students was quite wide."

"Was a very well run course and I have lots of information (and confidence) now to be able to extend myself from what I learnt at the course. Only ‘issue’ was course ended too fast- I wanted to learn even
more. However, it was right for the cost. Congratulations to tutor Ilona for course design and running. Thoroughly enjoyable- I would readily enrol in another course of hers- if it was pitched at my sewing abilities."

"The tutor gave an extremely structured course which was very clear and easy to understand. She had excellent resources and was always checking that no one was left behind."

"Excellent teacher, approachable and knowledgable. Very generous to provide students with her blocks and patterns."

"The tutor tailored the content according to the requests of the class. She covered topics in depth but not too slowly. She had excellent knowledge of the field which meant she was able to answer all of the questions posed."

"So knowledgable, patient, easy to understand and just all round awesome! I loved every second of this course. I wish it was longer. I now have the basics to make the stuff I can’t buy.

"The tutor is an excellent teacher and shared her vast experience and skills with grace and perfect pitch. The teacher was fantastic!"

"She had such a good knowledge of the course and I learnt so much every week."

"It wasn’t too expensive week by week and it was definitely worth the money. The three hour time slot over eight weeks was a perfect amount of time each week, not too long. The
teacher was so knowledgeable and has so much experience in her field. Exceptional teacher as she is informative, very knowledgeable, extremely supportive and friendly. She covered such a big scope of work in a small amount of time. She was wonderful and her skill and ability is of a very high standard. Would definitely attend another course where she is teaching. She is a gem. We all enjoyed the course and our teacher’s approach to teaching."

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Course testimonials:

  • Corleen said: Fantastic course - Ilona is a knowledgeable, friendly and engaging teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the content, Ilona and facilities exceeded my expectations. Would happily recommend this course to others interested in learning pattern making.

  • Amanda said: Enjoyed learning new skills in a social and relaxed class. There were quite a few of those 'ah-hah' moments! The only BAD thing about this course was that it came to an end! Oh please please create "Patternmaking Essentials - 2"

  • Madhu said: Enjoyed the amount of work covered