This course is taught by Clare Welch. Clare has had a long career in the UK and overseas fashion industry. She has significant skills working with textiles and clothing and is a talented sewing expert.
If you want to make your own sewing patterns but don't know where to begin, then this course is a great place to start. You will learn the process of making a pattern. It will help you to create a pattern block using precise measurements to make a sewing pattern. You can add your own style details to a pattern and enjoy what you can create for yourself.
Pattern Cutting is a craft associated with Clothing Design. Creativity and design flair are used by fashion designers and pattern cutters to produce beautiful clothes. On this Pattern Cutting Course you will gain an understanding of how body measurements are used to create a Basic Block. You will learn how to adapt the Pattern Block to create a specific pattern by incorporating style detail.
You will learn:
- How to produce a bodice block, sleeve block and skirt blocks
- How to move darts and add style detail such as pleats, panels and gathers
- How to create a collar, cuff waistband and facing
Clare will deliver the course through practical demonstrations providing the opportunity to ask questions and take notes. You will then be observed and supported practicing the techniques covered in each session. There is no formal assessment or qualification linked to this course.
Course materials will be provided for you to use in class.
This vocational six week course gives an insight for those who wish to study for a formal qualification within the Clothing Industry. It will also suit you if you want to develop your personal creative skills further.
This course is ideal for those who are keen sewers and want to progress into pattern cutting.
After Your Course
This short course could help you build the confidence to progress onto a formal clothes making design course, like our Level 1 Fashion Design course.
Other Courses that you may wish to explore include:
- Upcycle Clothes & Make Alterations
- Using a Sewing Machine
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
- Were aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
- Were aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1 or 2 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.
Student Finance (Degree-Level Courses)
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Please speak to Student Services for more information.