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How to make your own sewing pattern

Updated on December 20, 2010

There are lots of web sites to learn crafts & cooking. But, I didn't find any web site where you can learn how to make your own basic sewing pattern. So I thought I should share my knowledge with you ladies, who want to start or to try out sewing your own clothes.


Centre Back Length : from the neck point to the waistline with the tape slightly loosened.

Bust : around the fullest part of the bust with the tape held horizontally

(B= Bust)

All measurements are in centimeters

Basic sewing pattern ( block ) for Upper Body

1. Draw basic lines and determine the position of the neckline.

2. Based on the back neckline, draw duide lines for the front neckline, shoulder , armhole lines etc.

3. Finally, this is your Basic pattern for the upper body. Its important to check the measurements of each section after all lines have been drawn.

The Basic Sleeve

A double breasted collarless suit

.. drawn using the basic pattern.


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      3 years ago

      This is very nice but I'm it's confusing. Maybe it's just me. It will be nice for you give more direction. Thanks for the hard work.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the very informative pattern making steps. How about the waistline? When we need to use it?

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      6 years ago

      I really like your site, but where do you get all your numbers? Do you have another post explaining this?

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      6 years ago

      Thank you so much. This may be four years old, but I need to make a grandchild's pattern for a dress NOW!Thank you sooo much!

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      9 years ago

      How to make your own sewing pattern

      Writing good

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      10 years ago

      hey can u show me how to make a puffed sleeve block please?

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      cool chick 

      11 years ago from Sri-Lanka

      Thanks. I will give you more patterns, soon.

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      11 years ago

      Pretty interesting !! and those two poems truly deserve voting. They are amazing.

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      11 years ago

      hey, this basic block really works! I just tried it with some cheap cotton material and its perfectly all right. Thank you so much cool chick. I hope you would give us more patterns.

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      Sidney Hartz 

      11 years ago

      This is an awesome website! Y'all should definiteley try it!

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      11 years ago

      Looks complicated.. but worth trying

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      11 years ago

      Don't you have any simple patterns other than this double breasted thing ? It looks nice, but complicated.

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      11 years ago

      This is really cool. I've been always dying to make my own clothes, but didn't know how to. I'm gonna try this now. and I see that its a little geometrical game. Looks interesting.


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