Understanding & Using Sewing Patterns
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Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Workshop

A complete guide to sewing patterns


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Description

Learn the skills to read a pattern envelope, determine the supplies you need, understand the instructions and how to use the pattern sheet.

This 2 hour workshop will cover:

  • Pattern designers; the big brands, the independents and online.
  • How to read the pattern envelope / pattern specifications.
  • Understanding pattern instructions and terminology.
  • How to layout pattern pieces and understand the markings/symbols.
  • How to assemble PDF patterns.
  • Should you trace out or cut out patterns? 


Please note - how to decipher sizes and select the right size to make is covered in our Taking Measurements & Selecting Pattern Sizes session - click here to read that class description.

Optional - bring along a pattern for discussion.

We are developing a series of Preparations for Sewing sessions, discover more of these sessions - click here.

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What you will learn
  • Different formats, plus designers and brands
  • The 5 specifications you need to find, reading size charts
  • How to prepare digital patterns, and using pattern pieces
What you will get
  • The confidence to use sewing patterns
  • Improved skills and knowledge
  • Detailed notes covering it all
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
  • Optional - A pattern you are keen to make
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Anyone who wants to improve their sewing outcomes.


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Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew, craft and create - 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 model for online workshops that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention. The wonderful feedback received from our online participants has uplifted us [teachers] during this time so much! Online workshops will continue to be part of Thread Den’s workshop schedule and we can't wait to incorporate the great teaching tools and methods we’ve used online when we teach off line.

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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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refunding Your Booking

  • 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.

Cancelling Your Booking

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original 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) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Effective 26 May 2020

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/




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Terms & Conditions

For face-to-face workshop s - if you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With 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.

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.

Cancelling Your Booking 

  • If you no longer wish to attend a workshop, we require notice at least 24 hours or more prior to commencement. It is essential that you receive acknowledgment from us as well.
  • The Refund Policy will be applied.
  • No refund, transfer or credit will be supplied if you have made a cancellation request the day before, the day of, or any time after a course start.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least fourteen days notice prior to the start date of your original 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) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the fourteen day notice period.

Medical Events

  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With supply of a medical certificate or copy of a COVID-19 testing referral you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • 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.
  • 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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Mattea

10 February 2020 • Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Workshop

I attended the ‘how to use sewing patterns’ workshop on Sunday . Our teacher Jenni was absolutely perfect. She explained everything so well while making it fun. I really learned a lot. I look forward to my other classes. Thx Mattea

Bronwyn

16 February 2019 • Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Workshop

Excellent class! This was just the right class for me at my level of skills. I have attempted many patterns and always muddled my way through, however knowing the terminology and key words are definitely going to make it easier for me to understand patterns in the future. The class was delivered in a really easy to understand format and I feel very prepared to tackle my next pattern.

Thread Den

20/02/2019

It was a pleasure to teach you. I hope you are now ready to find patterns you will love and make!

Kim

06 March 2018 • Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Workshop

Such a great class, I should have done it sooner in my sewing journey, but still great to learn what things mean in and on the patterns and instructions. This class does focus mainly on modern patterns but it was good to see a vintage pattern, I should have had a closer look though.