Description

Thread Den's pattern drafting program is designed to enable you to be creating and producing garments designed by you. Learning to pattern draft will open up a world of unique style and creativity that you will have for a lifetime.

Our program is made up of individual courses: 

  1. The Skirt - Commencing January 2018
  2. The Bodice- Commencing April 2018
  3. The Torso - Commencing July 2018

We continue to develop and evolve the courses and may add in more options

Delivered and designed by My Best Friend Jen, our workshops are social and designed for modern guys and girls who want to develop a creative passion. Our pattern drafting program is ideal for individuals who have been sewing from commercial sewing patterns, understand the pattern markings and have a grasp on sewing terminology.  The workshop schedule for each includes pattern drafting lessons, not sewing sessions. To make the most of your course, you want to allow for time to make toiles of your drafted patterns.


Over the six week course students will:

  • Draft and fit a bodice block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts
  • Draft princess seams
  • Create different sleeve styles
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, necklines, facings and more

We utilise a number of techniques; working on calico, pattern paper, cardboard, full size and in third size scale. You will build up a reference tool that you will have for a lifetime of pattern drafting.


Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Class Schedule

18 hours of tuition. 6 x weekly 3 hour workshops.

What you will learn
  • Draft and fit a bodice block to your own measurements
  • Learn about darts and princess seams
  • Enhance designs with different pockets, zips, other closures, necklines, facings and more
What you will get
  • A fitted bodice block
  • You will build a reference tool full of notes, patterns, samples and references

What to bring
  • For toiles, students will need calico
  • Course kit (list provided at booking confirmation)
  • A3 Blank Page Journal
What to wear

smart casual

Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Sewing enthusiasts familiar with patterns, understand some terminology and pattern markings


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Thread Den

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Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

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Emily

22 June 2017 • Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

Great class! I learnt how to draft and manipulate a bodice pattern. I was able to draft my own design and get help on how to make it work and fit my body.

Cathy

30 May 2016 • Pattern Drafting Course - The Bodice ✄✄✄

This class was 7 Thursday evenings long and covered shirt drafting in depth. I came away with my own bodice block that I can manipulate to create any sort of shirt or blouse, including the cuffs and the collars so that anything I make from the block is exactly my size. And even if I change measurements, I now know how to adjust the block for this.