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Sewing Patterns for Beginners

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Offer ends 18 June 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
12 months
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Both pattern making and pattern readings are highly skilled techniques and fundamental steps of dress designing. If you are uncertain about how pattern reading works, this Sewing Patterns for Beginners is a great way to get past that.

The course provides a rich understanding of reading any kinds of sewing patterns, from printed patterns to PDF patterns to vintage patterns in no time. Through step-by-step guidance, you will learn the fundamentals of sewing patterns, and gain a detailed overview of all of the parts of a sewing pattern. You will also discover the process of printing out the patterns and assembling them in a few simple steps.

This course also provides detailed instructions and shares innovative techniques behind reading pattern to ensure your garments are made to specification with a minimal or no margin of error.

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Sewing Patterns for Beginners doesn't entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Sewing Patterns for Beginners Course and broken it down into manageable 11 units which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of this skills. It really is a sure pathway to success.

This course is designed with the following 11 units:

Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Finding and Buying Sewing Patterns
  • Reading the Front and Back of a Sewing Pattern – Part 1
  • Reading the Front and Back of a Sewing Pattern – Part 2
  • Unpacking The Envelope
  • The Instructions Sheet
  • The Tissue Paper Pattern
  • Assembling and Reading PDF Patterns
  • Unpacking and Reading Vintage Patterns
  • Before You Cut a Size or View
  • Final Project

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Who is this course for?

This Sewing Patterns for Beginners is ideal for aspiring fashion designers and stylists looking to understand the basics of pattern making and reading and learn the main elements of this unique art to take their skills to the next level. This course has no specific entry requirements or prior qualifications and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career path

This Sewing Patterns for Beginners will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.