Pattern Cutting: Award Level 1

When and Where

9 Oct 2020 - 27 Nov 2020 (35 hours, 7 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 13:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 12:30
Chelsea Centre


Full fee
£315 Staged Payments may be available
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Jacqueline Sealy
Course code

What you will learn

This course is for students who want to develop and expand their pattern cutting skills and knowledge. You will work with an industry block to practice flat pattern manipulation of darts, gathers, darts into seams, panels, tucks flare and pockets. Students will learn and understand the terminology and fundamentals of pattern cutting. There is also the opportunity to make and construct styles created. You will be developed and equipped to progress onto the City & Guilds Pattern Cutting Level 2

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Work and select appropriate tools and specialist equipment
  • Adapt a block to produce different shapes styles and pockets
  • Understand the language and terminology for pattern cutting
  • Label a pattern with essential information for sampling
  • Produce a sample constructed from a developed pattern using appropriate pattern cutting techniques.

Class format and activities

Mode delivery will be in centre with social distancing. Typical activities will take place in the format of direct teaching with tutor demonstrations, peer discussions, practical skill development and use of examples. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have the opportunity to discuss this with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals. i.e progression to another course.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Beginners – Very basic pattern cutting knowledge

What you need to know before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. Students are generally expected to spend some time outside of class for completion of activities.

What you will need for your class

You will need the following equipment: Tape measure, paper and fabric scissors, ruler, pattern master, 3H-4H pencil or technical pencil, fine steel pins, glue stick, magic scotch tape/masking tape, eraser, push-pins, french curves, sewing threads, (1 reel of black and white) A4 ringbinder to store handouts. You will also need to budget approximately £20 - £30 for materials to experiment with.

What you can do next

Completion of this course, will allow you to progress onto the City & Guilds Pattern Cutting Level 2, within Morley College. Course Leader: Jacqueline Sealy Email: