Online Pattern Making Courses
I'm a complete beginner, can I still join the courses?
Yay! Definitely! I'm so excited you're ready to get started..
Before learning pattern making, it's always helpful if you have completed a few sewing projects beforehand, as this will give you a head start and a better understanding of constructing clothes.
All Instant Access courses are designed for beginners through to intermediate pattern makers.
For Live courses, the level will be stated on each product page when the spaces go live. Our popular, 'Essentials course' is designed for beginners or those who want to deep dive into the fundamentals of pattern making.
WhaT's the Difference Between YOUR Instant Access and Interactive Courses?
The Instant Access courses are shorter modules which you can log into straight away. They're full of all skills you need to take you on your pattern making journey! And you can ask questions along the way.
The Live courses are usually 6-week courses with set dates throughout the year. So as well as the course content, you'll have access to a community feed where you can share your makes, designs and inspiration with others and work through the exercises at the same time! It's a beautiful way to connect with our community of makers.
Who's my tutor? What experience do they have?
Your tutor will be Alys:
Hi. I’m Alys! I’m a pattern maker and I’ve worked for brands such as Alexander McQueen, steventai, Paper London and Teija. My aim is to teach pattern making in a fun and easy way to give you the freedom to design your own clothes, exactly how you want.
I’ve been teaching students in person for the past 4 years. Which means our courses are designed to be as hands on as a real life workshop yet with the flexibility to work in your own time.
I don't have a math brain and pattern making doesn't make sense to me. Are your courses easy to understand?
I understand! I aim to teach pattern making in the easiest way possible and to include as little maths as possible. Where we can, we teach by cutting into the paper and twisting it so you can easily see the results, instead of doing calculations. As I believe it makes it easier to see how the pattern is changing, which will give you a better understand overall!
One example is rather than measure how much you need at the hem, you could take a tape measure on top of the pattern and put it around your body at the point you'll need it.
Most tutorials have a video and then step-by-step written instructions so you can learn in the best way for you and come back to it when you need it. There are also try-it-yourself exercises throughout so you can practise in 1/2 scale and let the new skills sink in!
If you're still feeling unsure, free to get in touch and we can chat some more!
What will I learn in EACH course?
You can find a full lesson list on each product page in a drop-down menu similar to this one! To allow you to check out the lessons before you get started.
What tools do I need?
You can download the recommended tools list here. You'll also receive a copy in your sign up email. But don't let not having the perfect equipment stop you from getting started - you can use any pencil (just make sure it's sharp), tape and paper to get started and upgrade when you can!
Will you provide block patterns to practise with?
In each course, we'll be using 1/2 scale blocks so it's quick and easy to try out ideas, which will be sent to you in your sign up email! Then I recommend that you use these skills to pattern hack your sewing patterns or you can use your own block if you have one.
In the future, we’ll be releasing our blocks and fit kit which will show you how to take a base pattern and fit it to your size. But for now we're focusing on pattern making techniques! This is the best way to learn.
How do I gift a course?
Yay! Giving the gift of creativity is the best!
Not sure which course to pick? Pick a gift voucher here.
Or if you're purchasing one of the Instant Access courses as a gift, you can purchase the course and forward the recipient the course access pdf. Just leave a note at the checkout that it's a gift so we can recognise a different user in the course space.
If you're purchasing one of our Live courses as a gift, either leave a note at the checkout with the recipients name and email or send us an email with the details.
We'll transfer the name and email on the order so we can send them all the links through the course. If it's a surprise then just let us know what date you'll be telling them, and we'll make sure to keep the secret until then!
Course hub FAQs
Are the videos pre-recorded?
All the content is pre-recorded (for both styles of courses) so you can work in your own time, from anywhere in the world. Whilst still getting support and asking questions along the way! 💕
Is there Space to ask questions?
Yes! Of course, under each lesson there is a space to comment and ask questions and get expert advice! So you'll always be supported as you work through each course.
Will I ALWAYS have access to the content?
Yes! You’ll always have access to the content, and it's there for you whenever you need!
What does the Course hub look like?
You can find a sneak peek inside our Course hub on our Online Courses Page here.
The course is available on both desktop and on your phone (by downloading the mighty networks app). However, the platform is easier to navigate on your desktop. So I recommend getting started on the desktop and once you know what's available you can use your phone to easily view the videos and content on the go!
How do I LOgin to the courseS?
Instant Access Pattern Making Courses:
Once you purchase an Instant Access course, you'll receive a confirmation email and then a second email with a digital download within 5 minutes. (If you haven't received the email, check your junk inbox and get in touch.) Download the PDF which will give you access to the course hub straight away.
When you purchase a space in our live courses, you'll receive a confirmation email and then a second email with a tools list and some ways you can prep for the course. If you haven't received the second email within 5 minutes, check your junk inbox and then get in touch, as you'll need to receive our emails to access the course.
You'll receive an email on the day the course goes live with a link to our course hub.
What's the booking policy?
Due to the digital nature of this product, all bookings are final. You'll always have access to the content so you can work through it whenever you're ready! If you're not happy with your purchase, feel free to get in touch.
Sneak peek - Inside the Course Hub
Inside the Course Hub you’ll find videos and illustrations breaking down everything into easy-to-understand sections. Work through these at your own pace, and ask questions or add comments as you go.
Got more questions? Get in touch
Have allllll of the fun, designing and pattern hacking so you can express yourself and wear the clothes you love.