From Pattern Making to Completed Garment Two Day Workshop


Design and make a casual unisex jacket over two full days, in this ‘From Pattern Making to Completed Garment’ collaboration with our friends and neighbours at THE PATTERN MAKING CLASS 

ThIs workshop is open to budding sewists and designers of all skill levels and offers both an introduction to both pattern making and to garment construction. You will need to know the basics of using a sewing machine.


Day One — Introduction to Pattern Making at The Pattern Making Class
You will custom draft a jacket pattern perfectly fitted to your size from a pattern block.
Learn the basic principles of flat pattern making, understand terminology and equipment use.
For more detailed info on day one (which can also be taken as a stand alone workshop), see the workshop listing on the Pattern Making Class website HERE
Where: The Pattern Making Class studio. Unit 44 / 91 Morland Street, Footscray (Dockland Cotton Mills)

Day Two — Introduction to Garment Construction at The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling
– Use your self-drafted sewing pattern to create a one-off garment.
– Understand how to correctly lay and cut out your fabric, and prepare your jacket for sewing.
– Construct and finish your garment so it looks like a bought one, learning essential sewing techniques along the way.
– Create and finish seams, make patch pockets, attach sleeves ‘on the flat’, attach front band/collar, make hems and cuffs, press.

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school less than a kilometre away from the Pattern Making Class at Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

We will provide: Sewing machines, overlockers and all other equipment. Light lunch, tea, coffee and bikkies.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). A sewing kit and fabric scissors if you have them. Fabric and matching thread. Your teacher will be in touch with more details about fabric recommendations, quantity and other required materials closer to the date of the workshop.

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park 131 Hyde St, close to Yarraville Gardens.
Public Transport and Parking:
6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.
The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) stops almost outside.
There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex.

Please note: Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

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