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Skill Builders 1: Using Sewing Patterns

Skill Builders 1:  Using Sewing Patterns

Learn to read and use commercial sewing patterns through a series of short exercises.  Fit a pattern to your measurements, cut a pattern piece and complete an exercise in following pattern instructions with pre-cut fabric pieces. Inventory your current skills and identify skills to learn and practice to achieve your sewing goals.  

Mastery of basic sewing machine use is a required pre-requisite for the pattern use class.  

1.5 hours

Skills Learned:

  • Standard pattern markings;

  • Personalized fit;

  • Cutting;

  • Reading instructions;

  • Vocabulary;

  • Putting the pieces together - practice following the directions.

Take Home:

  • Document detailing skills learned

(paper and electronic) including links to

Specific tutorials.

  • A sample pattern annotated.

  • Sewing Sample.

Instructor, Carol Zamonski

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: Materials included
Requirements: Mastery of basic sewing machine (Sewing Machine Basics or equivalent). Be able to thread sewing machine, fill and replace a bobbin and sew a seam.
Instructor: Carol Zamonski

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.