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Essential Sewing Patterns Course

Essential Sewing Patterns Course



Both pattern making and pattern readings are highly skilled techniques and fundamental steps of dress designing. If you are uncertain about how pattern reading works, this Essential Sewing Patterns Course is a great way to get past that.

The course provides a rich understanding of reading any kinds of sewing patterns, from printed patterns to PDF patterns to vintage patterns in no time. Through step-by-step guidance, you will learn the fundamentals of sewing patterns, and gain a detailed overview of all of the parts of a sewing pattern. You will also discover the process of printing out the patterns and assembling them in a few simple steps.

This course also provides detailed instructions and shares innovative techniques behind reading pattern to ensure your garments are made to specification with a minimal or no margin of error. 

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognized professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this Essential Sewing Patterns Course for?

This Essential Sewing Patterns Course is ideal for aspiring fashion designers and stylists looking to understand the basics of pattern making and reading and learn the main elements of this unique art to take their skills to the next level. This course has no specific entry requirements or prior qualifications and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career Path

On successful completion of this course, learners will gain a better understanding of a number of different methods that professionals use to make and read commercial patterns.

A recognised certificate of achievement will be provided, which will add valuable credentials to their CV and open all kinds of doors for them in the design and textile industry.

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Introduction 00:01:00
Finding and Buying Sewing Patterns 00:09:00
Reading the Front and Back of a Sewing Pattern – Part 1 00:10:00
Reading the Front and Back of a Sewing Pattern – Part 2 00:07:00
Unpacking The Envelope 00:02:00
The Instructions Sheet 00:00:00
The Tissue Paper Pattern 00:07:00
Assembling and Reading PDF Patterns 00:12:00
Unpacking and Reading Vintage Patterns 00:08:00
Before You Cut a Size or View 00:02:00
Final Project 00:01:00

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