Pattern Drafting

Once you learn the basics of sewing clothes, you’ll naturally want to learn pattern drafting. Learning to draft your own sewing patterns is incredibly rewarding. Find tips and easy pattern drafting projects, plus online courses for more in depth instruction.


Moving Beyond Commercial Sewing Patterns: Making Your Own From RTW

Learn how to copy RTW garments! Copying: Fashions Highest Form of Flattery Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily It's not where you take things from – it's where you take them to.  – Jean-Luc Godard on imitation. I have, and I believe you do too, a few garments that I've bought over the years…


Learn Tailoring and Pattern Drafting

Online Sewing Classes! Learn Tailoring and Pattern Drafting + New Beginner Sewing Courses Available Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily Some days it is really tough to keep up with all the amazing offerings, classes, and contributors that we are have available. We are pleased to offer something for everyone in our latest online…


Making a Circle Skirt on the Fly

I was at Quilting Live! in Atlanta last week, which is my company's new show where quilting and sewing are brought to life. As part of this us editors spent a lot of time in the booth demonstrating what we do. On the last day I decided to make my editor's picture outfit for the…


Learn How to Draft a Custom Skirt Pattern

The other day Stitch art director Larissa Davis came to me with a skirt that she loves. "I want another one like this," she said. Well, she is in luck, because that's exactly what the new Jil Cappuccio Sewing Skirts Your Way video teaches. I promised Larissa that if she watches the video, I would work with…


Draft a Flirty, Flared Skirt for Spring

Trace your pattern piece and transfer markings. Fit is everything in sewing and if you have a straight skirt pattern that you have altered to fit you perfectly, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel. You can turn that straight skirt into any number of styles because a straight skirt pattern is basically what…