Introduction to Pattern Cutting: Before You Start

Introduction to Pattern Cutting: Before You Start

Nina Redman Sunday, 1 December 2019

In the introduction to this Masterclass, discover the vital things to know before you start your pattern cutting journey. We take you through essential pattern cutting equipment, an explanation of the standard terms you'll hear when working with patterns, and an overview of the different methods out there.

In this video you'll learn:

  • What tools you need for basic pattern cutting
  • How to use a pattern master
  • The terminologies of basic pattern cutting
  • How to mark up your pattern pieces so they are clear and easy to use
  • The correct techniques for marking seam allowance
  • About the two main techniques of pattern cutting and when to use them

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