Sewing Patterns 101: Learn to Read Sewing Patterns

Learn how to read any kinds of sewing pattern - from printed patterns to PDF patterns and even vintage patterns.

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Sewing Patterns 101: Learn to Read Sewing Patterns


Learn to read any sewing pattern - from classic printed patterns to PDF patterns and vintage patterns. Get tips and tricks to select a size that actually fits. Find out some of the best places to buy sewing patterns - in stores and on the web.

Sewing Patterns Do Not Have to Be Scary - Learn to Tackle Sewing Patterns In This Detailed Course

  • Follow along with me as we explore the tissue pattern pieces
  • Learn to translate the manufacturer instructions so you can easily get sewing
  • Tap into the wide world of PDF sewing patterns and learn to assemble them like a pro
  • Unlock the mysteries of vintage dot sewing patterns

Get started on the road to sewing by learning the fundamentals of sewing patterns. Sewing patterns have been around for years and years. If you want to sew, then you are familiar with the overwhelming selection at big box stores. How do you know which one to choose?  How do you know you will able to sew it? What do all of those symbols mean? In this course, you will learn about nearly any type sewing pattern and how to read them.

Garment sewing is a fun and exciting hobby. Whether you want to so sew clothing for yourself or others, sewing patterns are one of the most essential elements you will need. We will be focusing on going through all of the parts of a sewing pattern in detail so you are able to read common manufacturers, such as Simplicity and McCalls. 

PDF sewing patterns have also gained popularity and are readily available on the web. We will cover the process of printing out the patterns and assembling them so you will never be afraid to try a pattern you find on the web. Additionally, I will take the mystery out of using vintage dot style patterns as we go over a 1940s era sewing pattern.

By then end of this class, you will be a pro at reading sewing patterns. Let's dive into sewing together!

What You Will Learn!

  • Read and understand traditional printed sewing patterns.
  • Read and understand PDF sewing patterns.
  • Read and understand vintage and antique sewing patterns.
  • Learn to assemble PDF sewing patterns.
  • Find and buy sewing patterns in store and online.

Who Should Attend!

  • This course is for true beginners wanting to learn to sew garments.
  • This course is for experienced sewers who want to update their skills or learn more about alternate styles of sewing patterns.



  • Design Pattern
  • Sewing






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