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Grading Sewing Patterns Workshop ✄✄

Learn to grade pattern sizes up and down

Next Available: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
(Private Dates Available)
3 hours
Group Size: 1 - 2
Over 50 people have attended this class

Description

Does this sound familiar...

  • Scored an amazing vintage pattern but it's the wrong size?
  • Cut your pattern when you made it the first time, but you've now changed size?
  • Drafted your own pattern for you and now your bestie wants one in her size?

You could be grading those little beauties up or down to the right size.

Workshop Plan:

  • Different grading methods
  • Understanding the concept of grading and how it differs from altering
  • Measurements required
  • Identifying cardinal points
  • Demonstrations and practical exercises using the "cut and spread" method

This workshop will be a practical class where you will grade a variety of basic pattern elements; shirt fronts and backs, skirt fronts and backs (combining both to dresses) and sleeves. Please note that only the basics are covered. We want everyone to get the class that they expect, grading is not going to cover full bust adjustments or correcting fitting problems, but it is certainly a strong knowledge foundation to approach those from.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • How to take patterns up or down a sizes
  • The tools you need for pattern drafting

What you will get

  • Knowledge and skills to start grading patterns
  • In the event of a Lockdown, all workshops are moved ahead by 7 days. We try to minimise the impact on our timetable, but usually, all workshops (even those that were not scheduled during the Lockdown timeframe) move ahead by 7 days.
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • A pattern you would like discuss

What to wear

casual

Appropriate for

✄✄ Intermediate Sewing Star: This sewing thing is really growing on you! You can follow a suggested layout and have now worked with a variety of woven fabrics, maybe even your first knits. You've stepped up to using patterns for simple garments like basic skirts, pants and tops. You've sewn a dart, inserted a basic zip and have finished edges with an overlocker.


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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. 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.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.


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4.4 (7 reviews)
Chloe
27 May 2021Grading Sewing Patterns Workshop ✄✄
Excellent class with a great teacher. Very detailed and clear instructions, and able to help if I was stuck on anything.
Thread Den 30 June 2021

Hi Chloe, Thank you for joining us for our grading class and for the review. We hope to see you again soon! 

Cheers, Amy & Thread Den Team 

Bronwyn
26 January 2019Grading Sewing Patterns Workshop ✄✄
It was a pretty good class. It was good that it was so hands-on, but there could have been a little more information in the pamphlet to go home with, because the class goes very quickly with little time to take all of the information in. The pamphlet is too small, so makes the writing difficult to see. A lot of time is spent cutting out the scaled down pattern pieces at the beginning of the class, perhaps this could be pre-prepared to concentrate more on the job of grading patterns,.
Thread Den 20 February 2019

Thank you for your feedback - we have now added pre-printed scaled down blocks as you have very thoughtfully suggested.

Tracey
22 January 2019Grading Sewing Patterns Workshop ✄✄
This course gave me a better understanding of how to grade patterns. Although the course is not meant for alterations, it certainly shows how the concepts relate and how I might be able to upsize Japanese or vintage patterns.
Thread Den 20 February 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We have now added pre-printed scaled down blocks for use in class.

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Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 


Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.


This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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