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An Introduction to Pattern Cutting*


Course overview

Pattern cutting is an important part of the garment manufacture process, enabling a fashion design to be interpreted from a fashion sketch into a 3D garment. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic techniques and technical aspects for womenswear pattern cutting. Working with basic blocks, students will explore various techniques to create garment styles and develop technical knowledge. Students will develop research enabling them to identify fashion trends to inform garment design sketches and apply knowledge to develop a final design and pattern.

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Where you study

This course is delivered online.

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* Subject to University approval


Course details

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

As this is an online course it is necessary that you have access to a computer and that you are comfortable learning via an online platform.

Students will require a set square, a tape measure and pattern paper.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or equivalent.



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 6 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for four weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm