Pattern Making Workshop: Copy Your Clothes

Learn how to copy patterns from your favourite clothes!




5 hours Class size 2 to 5     label $155

Always wanted to make copies of your favourite clothes so you can make them over and over? Now you can with this pattern workshop in Waterloo!

In this workshop, you will learn how to take a pattern from a garment you already own (without unpicking it!) and transfer it onto paper. You will learn the techniques that help you to copy clothes and understand the basics of pattern making.

During the workshop, you'll learn how to:

  • Understand pattern terminology
  • Take a pattern from your favourite shapes
  • Use pattern making equipment
  • Add seam allowance
  • Transfer clothes to a paper pattern

You will leave this class with the confidence and skills to recreate your favourite clothing styles at home!

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • We have all the tools you'll need but feel free to bring your own equipment if you'd prefer!
  • Pattern paper.
  • Enough fabric to cover one simple garment.
  • Tea, coffee and cakes!
  • Plenty of hand sanitiser and wipes.

We also have a small selection of pattern-making equipment you can purchase if you want to carry on at home after your workshop.
What to bring
  • Your garment to copy (it's good to bring a few options).
  • Lunch - on weekends there will be a 30-minute break if you'd like to bring some food.

We recommend bringing a simple garment for this workshop so it allows you to learn the whole process and complete it with us, which you can then replicate at home on your other favourite clothes. A simple top or dress is perfect. Avoid anything draped, with pleats, gathers or lots of panels.

The Nest Creative Space - 76 Botany Road, Waterloo Sydney, NSW

Your teacher


Alys is a patternmaker who has worked for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Paper London and steventai. She has lots of experience in pattern making, upcycling and sewing!

At UNPICKED studio they believe in community, sustainability, and the power of creativity! They teach new skills in a fun and easy way, helping you to re-love your wardrobe without costing the planet!

Alys loves teaching and bouncing ideas around with others to turn a design into something real. Get in touch to discuss yours!

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