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Beginners Introduction to Pattern Cutting

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  • Duration
    3 months

  • Start Date
    Wednesday 22nd April 2020

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020, Part Time


A beginners course in pattern cutting, to learn the art and be able to produce patterns for garments of your choice and basic construction techniques.
For those of you who would like to an introduction into fashion pattern cutting to learn the art of garment design. This course is also suitable for those who struggle to get clothes to fit, want to create clothes for themselves, family, friends or to give themselves an introduction into pattern cutting for a fashion related business.
This course offers an exciting opportunity to learn the art of pattern cutting and is designed to provide the beginner with an understanding of basic pattern cutting principles and to gain an understanding of technical steps of garment construction and techniques.
You will learn how to take measurements and apply them correctly to develop your own pattern, using personal direct body measurements. You will explore how to create the various different clothing blocks, from top blocks, dresses, trousers, skirts, different collars, sleeves, dart manipulation and adaptions from block patterns.
You will also learn how to use specialist equipment and will be taught pattern terminology and the correct written and drawn information that should be on finished patterns.
In addition, there will also be the possibility to create patterns from your own garment ideas and guidance on how to create these.
Course location
City College Norwich - Wednesdays 22/04/20 - 01/07/20 excluding 27/05/20 half-term
Course details are as follows:
Time: 18:00-20:30
Duration: 10 weeks

For your first session please bring a calculator, pen, pencil, note book and plain paper.

Why Our College?

Specialist teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by in-house expert teaching staff and external specialists

Industry standard facilities

Courses are held at our Ipswich Road campus, ensuring you have access to our cutting edge college facilities

A wide range of courses

We offer a wide range of part time and evening courses

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will sufficiently be able to create patterns from a flat drawing, take measurements and create customised patterns from basic pattern blocks.


No formal progression.



Please note that courses may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not met. Please be aware that if you are no longer able to attend your course you will be offered an alternative date where available, however no refunds are available unless this course is cancelled by City College Norwich.