Pattern making

Sew n Sew Sewing School

Design, Create & Sew Your Own Pattern - Never buy another commercial pattern again!

Lets face it, commercial dressmaking patterns can be complicated when it comes to getting the right fit.

  • Do you want to take your sewing to the next level?
  • Is your sewing limited to only commercially available patterns?

Well let Sew n Sew Sewing School solve the problem. I’ll  provide you with your personalised pattern template then show you tips and tricks on how to manipulate the pattern which will give you the freedom to design and create your own clothes with the perfect fit.

There are 4 courses, each completed over 3 Wednesday nights lasting 2 hours per night or two Saturdays and lasting 3 hours each. There are only 4 places per class. No need to complete all the courses you can just do what suits you.


Pattern Making course blocks

Week 1

  • 3 hour session.
  • Template is given to you in your size.
  • Complete 4 to 5 skirt variations.
  • How to manipulate the pattern to make our own designs

Week 2

  • 3 hour session.
  • Design your own skirt pattern.
  • Make the garment with fabric you have supplied.

Week 1

  • 3 hour session.
  • Pants Template in your size made for you.
  • Complete Pants / shorts variation and leg width variations.
  • All paper supplied, rulers supplied for the lesson only.

Week 2

  • Design your own pant pattern.
  • Make the pants with fabric you have supplied.

Week 1 

  • 3 hour session.
  • Top Template made for you in your size.
  • Complete Stretch Top / Dress variations,
  • How to manipulate the pattern to make different designs.
  • All paper supplied.

Week 2

  • 3 hour session.
  • Design your own bodice / shirt.
  • Make the bodice/ shirt with fabric you have supplied.
  • Dress Template in your size made for you.
  • Complete 3 dress variations.
  • How to manipulate the pattern to make your own designs.
  • All paper supplied.
  • Design your own Patterns.
  • Using the skills from week one you can design patterns from pictures, Ideas or something you already have in your wardrobe..

Week 1

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Tape measure
  • Paper Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Glue stick

Week 2

  • Your sewing machine
  • Sewing tools
  • Fabric and matching cotton
  • Interfacing (if required)

Each course block costs $400 each.

Complementary Pattern rulers to take home.

All Pattern paper and Template included.

New Wednesday night class for Dress – Pattern Making

You will learn how to create different designs using your template. Also you will get to design patterns of your own from a picture, idea or from something that you already have and want to copy.  This is the fun part.

Starts Wednesday the 7th November and runs for 3 weeks

Entry Criteria

You must have a complete understanding of garment construction, able to understand what a Dart is, insert a zipper, basic understanding of sewing terminology and a willingness to be creative.

Would you like to in a course?  You can.

See below for the links for current openings, click the link for the course that you want to take and  you will be taken to the shop to pay for the course you have chosen.

Once I receive the automatic email that you have paid, your place is secured, you will then be sent details of the course and the address.

The course includes:

  • Templates tailored to your size
  • All pattern paper
  • Pattern making rulers

Receive a complementary Pattern Ruler kit on enrolment of your first course.

Course enrolment and payment info

Pattern Making Course Blocks cost $550.00 each. The Pattern Creation course is run as a private lesson at a time to suit. Each lesson will run 2 hours each week for 3 weeks.

Click HERE to pay and secure your place in the Skirt Pattern Creation course held in 2019.

Click HERE to pay and secure your place in the Dress Pattern Creation course (for woven fabric). Held in 2019.

Click HERE to pay and secure your place in the Stretch Top/Dress Pattern Creation course held 2019.

To enrol, please phone to arrange a time for the class. 

What students say about the Pattern making classes

I have just completed the pattern making course with Sew n Sew Sewing School.

I absolutely loved doing this course, I now have a pattern to fit my size perfectly.I now do not have to buy anymore commercial patterns.

A big thank you to Christeen she has been wonderful helping someone that did not have a lot of sewing experience.

I feel that this course has bought out the creative side in me and iIhighly recommend this course.

Thanks Kerry Adler

Hi Christeen I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Pattern creation course.  After years of sewing it is great to have a pattern that actually fits me.

I have already started to design my new summer wardrobe now that I can manipulate patterns.  Can’t wait to now start making exactly what I want to wear.

Thank you for the very productive and enjoyable classes.

Deborah Hollingsworth

Christeen’s pattern making course was an incredibly valuable.

I learnt all the different ways to make and alter a design.  I now feel confident to take what ever I have learnt from Christeen and apply it to create my very own personalised designs at home.

As someone who likes to take sewing inspiration from vintage styles I look forward to being able to look at images from the past and figure out how to recreate these for myself without having to buy expensive paper patterns.

I highly recommend this course.


Would you like to enrol in one of my classes? Then I welcome you. Please visit my shop, select the course that best suits your needs and register your interest. You’ll also find sewing starter packs and other accessories for the budding seamstress in my shop.

If you have any questions about my school and/or classes, please feel free to contact me on 0412 332 689 or send an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.