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Learn Pattern Cutting: Make a Trouser Block & Toile

5(8 reviews)
Develop pattern cutting skills by drafting your own trouser pattern and toile
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
In-person
£100 pp
7hrs
Beginner
Next available date:11th May 2024
What happens in this class?

The perfect fitting pair of trousers can be an enigma to many of us, but how can we expect shops or patterns to fit everyone when all our bodies are all so different? Learn pattern cutting with us to create a trouser block that fits you and only you. You can use your self-drafted pattern and toile to make perfectly fitting trousers every time!

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • How to accurately measure your waist, hiops and legs
  • How to make a well - fitting trouser pattern blockusing your measurements
  • How to add seam allowances and markings
  • How to…
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FAQs
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE CLASS?
This class takes place across one day, between 10.00 - 17.00 with an hour for lunch. We will begin by taking measurements with assistance from fellow students or the teacher. Following this, we will proceed to creating our own toiles with guidance and support from the teacher.Once the block is made seam allowance will be added and the toile made. You can work at your own pace and benefit from individual attention and support.
WILL I HAVE THE PERFECT FITTING TOILE BY THE END OF THE CLASS?
You will leave this class with one completed toile but it can take several attempts to create one that fits perfectly. This class will equip you with the skills needed to continue tweaking and adjusting your pattern at home to get the fit perfect. In case you need further assistance in the future, you’re welcome to join our monthly Sewing Surgery to receive individual advice and guidance from our experienced teachers.
Latest Reviews
5(8 reviews)
Janet Evans - 20 February 2024
Very useful course. I learnt a lot. Just wish the travel had been easier.
Nicola Girma - 19 March 2023
Really enjoyed the class. Laura was really good at explaining the process and generous with her help, so we got through a lot in the time we had. The small group size made for a really nice atmosphere. Highly recommend, and can’t wait to finish my trousers
Peri Kennedy - 20 March 2022
Great experience. Good pace and lovely tutor. Will definitely return for more.
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Booking Options
7hrs class1 class
£100
Private BookingFor groups of 1 to 4 guests
£180
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Age Requirement

16

Flexible cancellation policy

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Your Teacher

Make Mee Studio CIC is a sewing social enterprise based in Lewisham. At Make Mee Studio we aim to mend our relationship with clothing by empowering children & adults with sewing and craft skills. Saving the planet one stitch at a time.

These are the core values that run through everything we do at Make Mee Studio:

ACCESSIBILITY The barriers to receive the skills that Make Mee Studio shares should be minimal. INCLUSIVITY Make Mee Studio believe that sewing & crafts are for everyone & endeavour to cater for every individual's needs. EMPOWERMENT To be creative is to be powerful. Creativity opens…

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Class Location
Crofton Park Community Library
Crofton Park Community Library, Brockley
375 Brockley Road,
Brockley
SE4 2AG
London

Reviews

Janet Evans - 20 February 2024
Very useful course. I learnt a lot. Just wish the travel had been easier.
Nicola Girma - 19 March 2023
Really enjoyed the class. Laura was really good at explaining the process and generous with her help, so we got through a lot in the time we had. The small group size made for a really nice atmosphere. Highly recommend, and can’t wait to finish my trousers
Peri Kennedy - 20 March 2022
Great experience. Good pace and lovely tutor. Will definitely return for more.
Anonymous - 23 January 2022
It was a well organised and friendly class, with lots of support and advice. I would recommend the class to newbees to sewing and experienced sewers alike. I am going back for another class as testament to how much I enjoyed it.
Kay - 16 January 2022
Really great course, learnt a lot. Even though was a very big step up for me, really helped to start understanding how to alter patterns and get my head around why specific changes work fo your body shape.
Dianne Nichols - 2 October 2019
I was a bit scared to make trousers so I decided to take this class, and now I feel much more confident! Jamie help us measure ourselves and then transfer these to paper to make a trouser block. We then sewed it up and made adjustments as necessary. It's so much better to have someone with a trained eye (Jamie) to look at where the block needs adjusting. I really enjoyed the class and I feel so much more encouraged that trousers shouldn't be so scary to make!
Claire - 23 June 2019
Really fun, laid back class. I came away with a well fitting pair of trousers but did feel that an extra hour would be helpful to properly discuss fitting issues and next steps with the toile/block
rachel - 11 June 2019
I had such a good day! The class was intimate and relaxed and Jaime was a friendly and super knowledgeable teacher. Whilst being a bit of a learning curve for me ( I'd never made my own pattern or toile before) I was chuffed to bits to have completed my first pair of trousers in a day! I've definitely learnt lots of top tips from Make Mee and the other students and feel I can totally have a go on my own now. Top banana!