Skip to content
Level X

Pattern Cutting for Beginners and Improvers – Autumn Term – Friday afternoons


This course is aimed at intermediate and experienced sewists who want to learn basic pattern-cutting techniques. This will enable you to create your own simple sewing patterns that fit your personal body shape.
You will learn:
  • how to take accurate body measurements
  • to draft a block (template) of your choice
  • how to make fit adjustments for your personal body shape
  • the pattern cutting techniques to create a simple sewing pattern for a simple skirt, trousers or top/dress.
  • By the end of the course you will be able to: draft a block from your own measurements, identify and make simple fit adjustments and create sewing pattern/s for your own simple design.
What do I need to bring?
  • 2H and HB pencils
  • Rubber
  • Multi-coloured fine tip pens
  • Calculator
  • Metric tape measure
  • Paper scissors
  • Optional pattern-cutting equipment: pattern master
For the first session please wear a close – but not tight-fitting top/bottom, e.g. vest with your ‘normal’; underwear. This is because we need to take very accurate body measurements!
Tutor: Jo Bunner. This course will run on a Friday afternoon 1300-1600.


This course is aimed at intermediate and experienced sewists who want to learn the basic pattern cutting techniques to enable them to create their own simple sewing patterns that fit their personal body shape


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.