Online Pattern Cutting
Live Interactive Class For Beginners.
(097). Our live interactive online pattern cutting classes are designed for beginner to intermediate students. This is a fully customised, open ended course, designed around your own specific learning needs.
You can learn as much or as little about pattern making as you want. You can drop in and out of learning as and when you like. You can pay as you go, with no need to pay for a whole year of learning in advance.
Our Students learn from the comfort of their own home, at whatever time suits them. There is no wasted travelling time, or associated costs.
The classes can be either one to one sessions, or small groups.
One To One Classes.
Our one to one pattern cutting classes are incredibly good value, as you get to learn exactly what you want, as and when you need it. You will have the complete attention of the tutor for each class, with no dead time waiting to be seen.
Group Based Classes.
Our small group based online pattern cutting classes provide for a maximum of four students at any one time. It is rare that you would need the tutors undivided attention for the duration of a class, so why should you pay for it ?
Just like a real class, each student will be given a certain amount of time to work by themselves, but would be able to call on the teacher when they needed help. This is a great way to learn.
This is a very economical alternative to the one to one class. With a maximum class of four, you would have the tutors undivided attention only at the times when you needed it.
Beat The Virus With Distance Learning.
Distance learning is the best way to beat the current hysteria over the Coronavirus if you would like to learn about pattern cutting. If the fashion schools are shut, or you cant travel, then our remote learning is the perfect answer.
If you are a total beginner to pattern making, then we can teach you the basics right from the start. We can discuss your objectives before commencing the learning.
First you may want to create a set of pattern blocks that you can use for all your future styles. Or you may just want to learn about one aspect of pattern cutting to begin with. It is entirely up to you.
We can teach you about seam allowances, grain direction, dart manipulation, and creating fullness. We like to use a mix of flat pattern cutting and draping, but it is a good idea to get used to draping from the very start.
Beginners often have difficulties drafting blocks using various systems based on the flat pattern cutting method. We can help you through this, and suggest alternatives to this method.
Tips And Tricks.
There are many things that pattern cutters learn over the years that make cutting patterns much easier and more accurate. We can teach you these little tips and tricks to help you with your learning.
A Good Mannequin.
Everyone who is serious about learning pattern cutting, and definitely anyone who would like to make a career out of it, needs to invest in a good professional mannequin. These are not cheap, but they do last a lifetime.
Modelling On The Stand.
Experienced pattern cutters often use a combination of flat pattern cutting, and modelling on the stand. If you have a mannequin at home, you can play around with this technique and learn much more than you would otherwise.
There is no set form to the class. Each individual student can choose exactly what they want to learn. All students can be doing entirely different things.
If you have a pattern cutting problem that you need solved, then we can help you solve it with our expert help.
If you are trying to create a pattern, but are stuck on something that you dont understand, we can help you figure it out.
If you want to create or draft a block, then we can guide you through the process step by step.
Maybe you are trying to make a tailored jacket, but the balance looks wrong, or the sleeves dont hang correctly.
Whatever your goal, or whatever problem you need to fix, we can help you. Your tutor will guide you every step of the way.
How It Works.
The student pays for blocks of four hours. They are free to drop in and out of the classes as and when they choose. And of course, they can continue working after class at home if they wish.
Part of the class will be spent with the student working, while part will be spent with the tutor advising and explaining what to do. The tutor will spend as long as is necessary to instruct the student.
This is not a video class, but we do use photos and videos where necessary. The student supplies written and visual information to the tutor. The tutor supplies the suggestions, advice and solutions.
Most of what is done in a studio based class can be done using these methods. A good pattern cutter can see at a glance what is needed to correct most problems regarding fit, balance and shape.
We have a number of very experienced pattern cutter tutors, covering many different genres within menswear, ladieswear and childrenswear.
we cover most areas of pattern cutting
- Mens Underwear
If you have any further questions our fashion course FAQ page should provide the answers.