Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Fancy yourself as a fashion designer, but have absolutely no experience? Well, we have the perfect solution!

Join Craig and the rest of the Fashion Box team for a workshop aimed at complete beginners providing a bitesize introduction into pattern cutting.

You will learn about blocks, starting with the skirt block. Using all of the techniques to create your very own skirt block using your own personal measurements, for that perfect fit, which you'll get to take home.


We will then move onto how to manipulate this block into different styles, adding panels, adding flare.. once you have learnt these techniques, you will be able to create any skirt design you wish!

A really fantastic, professional introduction to the world of pattern cutting - one not to be missed for anyone with an interest in dressmaking or fashion design!

Workshop Breakdown:


1. Taking measurements professionally

2. What is a block?

3. Recommended reading material

4. Drafting a skirt block

5. Transfering pattern to card

6. Slash and spread cutting technique

7. Pivot method to create flare

8. Creating style lines and panels


Students must have a basic understanding of mathematics for this workshop. 


COVID-19 Update:


Your saftey is important to us!


We will now be reducing the size of the workshop from 6 people to 3 people per class, to adhere to the social distancing measures. As we are reducing the class numbers, it is important that students adhere and respect our cancellation policy, until we can get business back to normal, and teach at the required capacity.


On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.

At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.

Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with sanitiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels


    A calculator.


    No, just turn up on the day!


    You can cancel or amend a booking up to 5 days before your booking date. Outside of this policy there is a £25 rebooking fee on this workshop.

    Only one reschedule permitted per booking.

    Please note: Doors close 15 minutes after the start time on all workshops. No free reschedules or refunds to latecomers.


    This is a 3 hour workshop. 

    Please make sure you give yourself plenty of time to find the studio. 

    Doors close 15 minutes after the start time and latecomers will not be admitted. 


    This workshop is suitable for 16 years and above. All students under the age of 17, must be accompanied by a participating adult.


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