When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Bahar Esmaelpoor
  • Course Code W23FASA08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Join us to explore samples from this amazing series of Japanese pattern cutting books. If you have ever tried to decipher even the English copies you will know how extremely useful a project based class like this will be. You will explore a variety of silhouettes from Books 1, 2 and 3 and get experience using the famous Bunka block that underpins a great number of the styles. This is a fabulous opportunity to satisfy the creative pattern cutter in you!

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand pattern cutting basics of grainline and seam allowance
  • Correctly use pattern cutting tools and techniques
  • Use the Bunka block effectively
  • Create a variety of pattern magic silhouettes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate. You will receive feedback throughout your course to help you develop your skills. For you to be able to achieve on this practical class punctuality and attendance are key. Please inform your tutor of any absences. Microsoft Teams will be used for general class specific communication and for posting additional information. Health and safety inductions are planned into your course delivery, and you are asked not to use any machinery or specialist equipment until you have received specific training. Morley provides a positive and friendly atmosphere and to support this all students should be considerate and kind and work in a collegiate and collaborative way and to not monopolise the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    This is a beginner's course, all are welcome.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Activities in class can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear building and there is lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating and drinking is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Students must be able to read, write and understand fluent English. Digital, mathematics and numeracy skills are desirable but not essential.

    What you need

    A basic pattern drafting kit: pattern curves, pencils, sharpener, rubber, paper scissors, masking tape A basic note taking kit: notepad, pens, pencils, sharpener, rubber, calculator, A4 ring binder for hand outs -Some pattern cutting and garment construction tools are provided for use in the studio -Paper and card are available for use in the studio

    What you can do next

    Ready for more? So are we! Try our Pattern Cutting: Beginners course next to continue building on your skills or explore some of our other Clothes Making and Pattern Cutting courses. Continue your journey with us in a variety of engaging courses on offer all the way up to a full BA (Hons) in Fashion Design. Visit www.morleycollege.ac.uk today for more inspiration and information!