Trouser Pattern Cutting Masterclass

Trouser Pattern Cutting Masterclass

Regular price £175.00
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Working with our expert pattern cutter and from a creative pattern cutting book you will learn how to draft a trouser pattern to fit your personal measurements.

You will learn the difference between a draft, a block and a pattern, where and why grainlines and notches are created and how to make simple changes to a basic shape.

After creating the pattern you will make a toile from calico (or similar fabric), this will be fitted on you.

The alterations pinned on the toile will then be transferred to the pattern draft which should ensure any trousers you make in future are a good fit for you.

Following this we will look at the design of trouser you would like to make and manipulate your personal block to create the pattern for this.

If time allows your final trouser design will be cut and made in your desired fabric. Although please note you may not leave with a completed pair of trousers.


What you will learn:

How to measure your body.

Creating your own pattern block.

Understanding the terminology of the pattern cutting book which will help you develop more blocks and patterns in the future.

How to fit garments onto the body.

Manipulation of patterns to create different styles.


What you will need: 

A sewing machine – if you need to use one of ours please let us know when you book

A basic sewing kit – scissors, pins tape measure etc – we do have a supply of these if you need to use ours. 

Calico or similar fabric for the toile.

An image of the trouser you would like to create on the final day.

Fabric for your final garment.

Pattern master, and / or long and short ruler.

6m of dots and crosses pattern paper (this can be purchased in the make shop with 10% off)



Intermediate – advanced

Must be able to sew and have some knowledge of domestic pattern use.



Lisa Roberts


3 days 10 – 4.30pm 

Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.

Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together. 

Please read our cancellation policy before booking your workshop 

Make Workshop Cancelation Policy 




Why choose us?

A small business giving the best customer service


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Esther Jan 2021

Myself and my daughter came in to choose a pattern to get us back into sewing again. Lizzy was so helpful, talking us through all of the patterns she has and what fabrics would suit the pattern and our skill level. We are so exicited to get started and thats thanks to Lizzy's patience and help in the shop. We can't wait to come on one of your workshops.

Lorna & Katie Sept 2020