Courses & Tutorials

Welcome to PatternLab’s pattern cutting courses. If you’re new to PatternLab then you might not know what we are all about? If so, then it’s probably best to take a look at our homepage. Otherwise get stuck in and choose a pattern cutting course!

The Basics – Pattern cutting with Adobe Illustrator

This course teaches you how to use Adobe Illustrator as a digital pattern cutting platform. Not only that but if you are downloading ePatterns and using our tutorials to customise your blocks, then this course has a batch of tutorials that will show you how to add seam allowance and print your ePatterns. It’s imperative that you have a look through and give them all your full attention.


Drafting Necklines

So you’ve mastered Adobe illustrator? Well, kind of… That’s ok. This series of pattern cutting courses will show you how to start drafting some really simple necklines using your custom fitting basic bodice block. Not only are we putting into practice what we have learned in the first course, but we are starting to experiment with the basics of pattern cutting. It’s a simple next step and one that is really quite fun.

Drafting Sleeves

Done with necklines? Ok, great. Let’s get drafting some simple sleeve blocks. To be fair these pattern cutting courses aren’t that much harder than the simple necklines. So if you want to skip necklines then you can always have a go with these. Read more to view all what sleeve blocks we have to offer. You will need to draft the Basic Set-In sleeve before tackling these tutorials.

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