pattern making for tailoring

Jacket pattern making is an advanced course designed for the professional or home sewer who wants to create original, yet polished and professional garments for both men and women. You'll be encouraged to use your creativity in the design phase, while you'll learn traditional construction methods to complete your jacket. 


Skill Level

Basic pattern making skills are required for students enrolling in this class. We recommend Module 1 of our course: Pattern Making & Garment Construction.


Classes & Cost

11 weeks / 38.5 hours tuition / $825
11 weeks / 77 hours tuition / $1,595

Students may take more than one term to complete a project.

Class times are flexible: you can choose from weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings.  Some Saturday classes are also available.

Mid-term enrolments are often possible. Please contact us and we'll do our best to fit you in.

For students enrolled in the professional program, longer classes or multiple courses, discounts may apply. 



This class is open to everyone: home sewers, hobbyists and professionals. It's also available as part of the Professional Program or HSC Textiles Program.

pattern making for tailoring Course Details

Jacket pattern making is an advanced course and is designed for the professional or home sewer who wants to produce professional looking tailored garments for both women or men.  As the process of constructing a tailored jacket is complex a textbook is used and will need to be purchased by those undertaking the course.  At the students option the course may include a french style cardigan jacket and the quilting methods associated with the construction of that jacket.

While traditional methods are taught students are encouraged to use their creativity to produce original designs.

This course includes the a choice of construction methods that include hand finished traditional canvas work, machine canvas work or fused  interfacing methods.

What You'll Learn

  • Revision of the basic block for those wishing to design their own variations of the classic jacket
  • Drafting of a suit block for those wishing to use a conventional pattern
  • Pattern making to adjust the jacket block to include single breasted, double breasted and asymmetrical styles, pocket styles and standard placement of jacket features, lapel and collar styles for notched and shawl collars, 1,2 & 3 piece sleeves, facing and lining options with internal pocket placement using canvas, woven and fusible interlining patterns.
  • Fabric selection and handling.
  • Sewing and pressing techniques used in jacket making.

More Information

Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.

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There's nothing we love more than to see our students work in progress or finished creations!