Sewing: Learn to Replicate Clothing

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Learn to copy your favourite garment with our Sewing courses in Sydney

Got a garment you love and wish you could have it forever?

This is a course designed to teach those with good knowledge and understanding of patterns and sewing and how to recreate your favourite garment.

This comprehensive course will teach you paper pattern knowledge, taking critical body measurement points, measuring garments, drafting and altering patterns and creating a pattern from scratch. You will also learn handy tips about cutting different fabric types, cutting garments and use of sewing machines.

This course will have you well on the way to creating replicas of your favourite pieces of clothing and producing beautiful garments. You will find this course very enjoyable whilst learning a worthwhile skill for life. Once you have made your first Knocked Off garment pattern, this course will have you addicted to trying it on more of your must-have pieces!

PLEASE NOTE: Garments must be of a basic nature, like t-shirts, tops, skirts and very simply shorts and pants. Please bring along at least 2-3 items to review with your teacher. NO suits, jackets, and other complex garments with darts. NO SEWING of garments involved in this class.

You must have some prior sewing experience to take this class.

Course outcomes

  • Learn patternmaking tools of the trade
  • Understand commercial and custom patterns
  • Body measurements –Learn key measurement points and how to measure yourself
  • How to apply your measurements and ease to your custom pattern

Course Content

  • Introduction to patternmaking tools of the trade
  • Understanding commercial and custom patterns
  • Body measurements – key measurement points and measuring yourself
  • How to apply your measurements and ease to your custom pattern
  • Step by step guided demonstration on how to create skirt shape pattern from a sample
  • How to measure the “garment knock off” and translate it to paper or cardboard
  • Apply your personalized body measurements sheet w ease adjustments
  • Adjust garment pattern to personalize fit
  • Discuss personal “knock it off” project and fabrications suitable for your project
  • Applying your new skills from measuring and drafting your garment
  • Measure your custom projects critical measurement points/panels/lengths
  • Start drafting your replica pattern
  • Cutting out garment

Bring at least two items for your project and please be mindful not to tackle a complex garment to start as we are learning as a group together

Please bring to class

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Wear closed shoes

Materials List

You will need to bring:
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Masking tape
  • Pins
  • Grading ruler
  • Tape measure
  • French curve rulers ( you can get a small packet from office works)
  • Tracing wheel
  • Paper scissors – to cut out the patterns
  • An old newspaper

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: 5 STARS

  • said: I learnt a lot, the tutor was helpful and friendly.

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