Get Started in Pattern Drafting with Inkscape

Start learning the basics of digital pattern design with free software.

Have you ever wanted to design your own sewing patterns?

Well, this course is here to help you build those basic skills.

Using the free Inkscape drawing software I will walk you through creating your basic dress pattern block. And later developing the other blocks such as the skirt and bodice blocks.

Inkscape is an entry level software, that will give you a little insight into the world of pattern design.

It's an ideal starting point for anyone just dipping their toes in the water. What are you waiting for?

Join me on this free course, and start your pattern making journey today!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

  • 2

    Course Resources

    • Download your cheat sheets, resources and guides!

  • 3

    Lesson 1: Getting Started

    • Downloading Inkscape

    • Collecting The Measurements

  • 4

    Lesson 2: Inkscape basics

    • Setting up and getting started

  • 5

    Lesson 3: Dress block setting up the guide lines and plotting points

    • Adding your back guide lines

    • Adding your front guide lines

    • Plotting the back of the pattern

    • Plotting the front of the pattern

  • 6

    Lesson 4: Drawing your pattern

    • Drawing your dress block pattern

    • Adding the darts

  • 7

    Lesson 5: The Skirt Block

    • Drafting the skirt block

  • 8

    Lesson 6: The Trouser Block

    • Drafting the trouser block

  • 9

    Lesson 7: The Bodice Block

    • Developing the bodice block

  • 10

    Lesson 8: The Sleeve Block

    • Drafting the sleeve block

  • 11

    Next Steps

    • Ready to step up to the next level?

    • Ready to step up to the next level?

Bonus material

We'e added a few extras to help your design journey!

  • Reuseable customer measurements chart

    Your bonus material includes a pdf copy of the customer measurements chart. So you can create patterns for your customers.

  • Neck size cheat sheet

    Don't worry about working out complex neck calculations! We've included a cheat sheet for easy neck drafting.

  • Drafting guides

    Easy to follow printable drafting guides. Which take the guess work out of following along.

Course Pricing

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