Pattern Cloning and Cutting Class

Clone your cherished clothing with this hands-on textiles class for beginners!



3 hours Class size 1 to 5     label £50

Come and learn how to replicate the pattern of your favourite items of clothing with the help of expert fashion lecturer Craig at this beginner-friendly workshop!

Whether it's for sentimental reasons or just because it looks so good, we've all got that one item of clothing that's very important to us. In this class, you'll learn different techniques on taking patterns from your favourite items of clothing, without even having to unpick the original, meaning you can copy your favourite pair of jeans or that cherished jumper that's looking a little faded.

In this workshop, you'll cover:

  • Understanding the tools used in pattern cutting.
  • Demonstration of copying a pattern from your qualified tutor.
  • Drafting your own patterns from your garments.
  • Understanding measurements and seam allowances.
  • Finalising your patterns.

It doesn't matter if you've never tried pattern cutting before, as your teacher will be on hand with handy hints and guidance as you copy between two and three of your favourite garments.

You'll finish this class with a new skill and a paper pattern of your chosen items, ready to head home and get hands-on replicating your clothing!

Please note:
  • This workshop is a pattern cutting workshop, to create patterns from your garments. We do not make the garments. This workshop is not suitable for heavy, thick garments, such as coats.



Knowledge required
This is a beginners pattern cutting workshop. A great introduction into how clothing patterns are made.
 
What you'll get
  • Your paper patterns to use at home.
What to bring
Bring almond 2-3 garments that you would like to make patterns for.
 

Craig Parr is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

Your safety is important to us!

On entering, we will have sanitiser stations for you to to freshen up. All machinery, sewing stations, and tools you will be using, will be sanitised before you arrive, and between each session.
At your sewing station you will also have sanitiser wipes, should you feel you need to use them.
Our lavatories are communal, but they will be supplied with santiser wipes, hand wash and disposable towels.

Face masks:
We will continue to follow the government guidelines on facial masks. If you are exempt please bring along your exemption badge.
Location

718-722 Seven Sisters Road, Seven Sisters, England

Your teacher
Craig Parr
Craig Parr

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Who we are:

The Fashion Box was founded in 2013.

After graduating from Central Saint Martins, with a post-graduate degree in Advanced Innovative Pattern Cutting, Craig (Mr Fashion Box!) embarked on a kaleidoscope of successful ventures within the fashion industry.

Craig is a qualified university lecturer, graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University, with a Distinction in Academic Practice, teaching certificate.

During his time working in the fashion industry, he has worked alongside a huge selection of fashion houses, new designers and is a mentor to many university lecturers and fashion graduates.
He is also a former Collection Manager for Qasimi Homme, has worked alongside Sadie Clayton, and is currently working on production of a collection of clothing patterns for his own brand.

Craig has more than 25 years experience in teaching in universities and colleges, as well as with private clients. As a result, he is accomplished at getting the best out of both groups of students and one-to-one situations.

After 8 years at prestigious private Italian school, Istituto Marangoni, he left to pursue his dreams of opening his own fashion school, which resulted in The Fashion Box.

Craig is also former Head of Fashion at a London University, and is currently writing university programmes for fashion schools and universities worldwide.

He is a very patient, capable mentor and tutor, both to beginners and more experienced students.

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Mary McAfee Jun 2022


A very knowledgable teacher who communicated the information clearly and was quick to support where necessary. There was a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the well equipped studio we used. A very enjoyable and worthwhile afternoon.

Jane Clarke Jun 2022


Best course I have been on. Craig was an excellent teacher, delightful person and obviously very skilled.
I cloned a pair of tailored trousers, which took me longer than 3 hrs but there was no pressure to hurry me to finish.
The venue was perfect and easy to get to. Great value for money I thought.
I would recommend the course and will very likely do further courses here.

Myrna-Rose King Apr 2022


I attended the class for pattern cloning and cutting and managed to learn new sewing skills. The teacher was supportive helping me understand how to do the measurements. The place is well equipped with the necessary tools and equipment, the work materials are provided for and after learning I could take my work home to practice what I've learnt. I've really enjoyed the time spent in the sewing class, very interesting and looking forward to the next. Thanks Craig.
Rose

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