ALL FREE Sewing Tutorials  -  DIY Crafting  -  Design & Make Your Own Clothes  -  Holidays & Home  - 

Quilting  -  Sewing Machines & More  -  Teach Others To Sew! - Just For Kids

 

Take a Sewing Class With Us!

 

 
 
 
 
What Sewing Machine Should I Buy?
We use Brother Project RUNWAY Limited Edition Sewing Machines.
 
 
Visit Love To Sew Studio's profile on Pinterest.

 

 
Sewing back music video a parady of Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back by Jamie Marie Harris at Love to Sew Studio.
"SEWING BACK"
We made this Music Video Just Because It Was Fun To Do!

 

Pattern Making for Sewing...Why Make Your Own Patterns

 

 

    In sewing and fashion design a sewing pattern is a piece of paper, cardboard, or some type of template, that is used to make a garment.  It is pinned onto the fabric or traced onto the fabric.  Then cut out, and sewn together.  In most cases seam allowances are added into the pattern.

Why make your own patterns for sewing and fashion design?

Unfortunately, not all figures match commercial pattern measurements.  Adjustments and pattern alterations need to made to the pattern before pinning and cutting out the fabric.

Another approach would be to design very basic patterns to fit your figure. Example; a straight skirt pattern to fit your measurements. Once you have a master basic pattern, you will want to make several  duplicates for creating different styles. From that point you would use your basic pattern and make changes accordingly.  An example would be if you wanted to use your straight skirt pattern and make it flared, or add darts, or a facing with a zipper, or pleats. 

There are many details to remember when making or drafting pattern pieces.  Any time you make a change, and on all new pattern pieces you have made, you need to add a grain line and see how it will be affected.   You also need to make sure that the changed piece and/or new pieces you've made, will match up to each other.

The best way to start is to look for designs in fashion magazines, and adapt your basic pattern from that.  In time you may even want to create your own designs!  A lot of this is trial and error.  Take your time and practice your pattern making.  Make your garment out of muslin first.  Once you have acquired commercial patterns and altering commercial patterns, try making your own patterns.  These are excellent and exciting skills to have!

 

 
 

Pattern Making, Patternmaking, Pattern cutting, is the art of Pattern Designing.

 

Fashion Design

Sewing Clothes

 
 

Search Love To Sew Studio

Make a Dog Bandana
Learn to Sew a Skirt
Make a Raggedy Quilt
How to Price Your Handmade Crafts
Submit a Photo
Can an Online Business Degree Help Me in a Sewing & Fashion Career
Online Fashion Merchandising Degree
Personalized Sewing Labels
How to Gather Seams
Your First Steps in Learning to Sew
Techniques in Garment Construction
Recycled Jeans
Family Recipes
American Girl Doll
Choosing a Sewing Machine
Costume Design
 
 
 
 

Find Love to Sew Studio on:
Facebook for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Montgomery HarrisLike us on Facebook Pinterest boards for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Harris.See our Pins! See the tweets from Love to Sew Studio.Follow us on Twitter! Love to sew studio youtube videos on learn to sew tutorialsSee our Videos!
 
Etsy for Love to Sew Studio, Judi Harris, hand sewn itemsVisit our Etsy Shop! sign up for Love to Sew Studio's free news letterJoin our email Newsletter! Instagram for Love to Sew Studio, see lots of things that our students and readers sewed.Follow us on Instagram!

       

 

 
 
 
 
See Our Etsy Shop: Because we can't keep everything we make!
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Learn to Sew

Learn to Sew Videos

Privacy Policy

Learn to Make a Raggedy Quilt

Learn to Sew Your Own Clothes

 
 

If you are redistributing content or photos from our site for another website or blog you must provide prominent link backs to the source pages used on LovetoSew.com.  If you are using any content or photos from our site to copy, share, or use for any other reason, you need prior permission from the author. Most requests are granted. Thank you.

For further information or questions: Email us @ lovetosew.com@comcast.net copyright 2003-2015 All Rights Reserved.