Understanding & Using Sewing Patterns

Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Online Workshop

A complete guide to sewing patterns

Live via Zoom
Over 20 people have attended this class

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 envelop / 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

  • A workshop teacher and a host for workshop groups with 4 or more participants
  • A detailed handout covering all you'll learn
  • Step-by-step instructions, demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions

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.


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

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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4.0 (2 reviews)
Jen
06 September 2020Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Online Workshop
The facilitators were really good but I do think the online nature of the course made it less effective than it would normally be. The class was helpful in describing patterns and some of the key terms and things to look out for. I probably could have gone to the next course about sizing and adjusting patterns as I think I understood most of the ideas. However there was some helpful information about the basics that I definitely have not followed yet by learning on my own... If it were in person I am sure the facilitators would have been able to explain more or go into detail that the digital nature of the training did not allow.
Katrina
25 July 2020Reading & Using Sewing Patterns Online Workshop
Excellent online workshop on how to read a sewing pattern. Very friendly & knowledgable presenters. Helpful notes provided for future reference. Highly recommended!!

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 feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. 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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