Introduction to Pattern Cutting

When and Where

25 Sep 2020 - 2 Oct 2020 (10 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Chelsea Centre


Full fee
Concession fee
Concession Fee discount not applicable
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Jacqueline Sealy
Course code

What you will learn

This course will introduce and teach you the essentials of basic pattern cutting. This is a beginners course for students who want to learn and understand the terminology and basic principles of pattern cutting. Students will start with an introduction to the industry bodice block where you will learn how to move darts to change the look of a garment and create different shapes. You do not need any prior experience of pattern cutting. You will be developed and equipped to progress onto the Pattern Cutting Award Level 1.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Work and select appropriate tools and specialist equipment
  • Adapt and manipulate a block to produce different shapes
  • Understand the language and terminology for pattern cutting
  • Label a pattern with essential information

Class format and activities

Mode of 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 – No previous experience required

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, 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 Pattern Cutting Award Level 1, within Morley College. Course Leader: Jacqueline Sealy Email: