Stag & Bow


Stag and Bow host a continuously evolving wide programme of workshops from beginners’ standards - knitting, crochet and understanding your sewing machine - to more advanced classes in spoon carving, felting, lino printing and more. We also run classes themed round new book and product launches. Many of our tutors are local makers.

Understanding Commercial Sewing Patterns

Understanding Commercial Sewing Patterns


Bring your own pattern, a simple skirt, a top, or a dress - a reasonable simple pattern for a beginner dressmaker. Learn how to

  • take measurements properly

  • use those measurements when cutting/tracing patterns

  • understand the markings and what they mean, grainline, notches, different lines=, cut 1, cut a pair etc

  • mark patterns for pattern matching

  • trace off a pattern and cut and construct a calico toile, make changes (not in dept thats another workshop!) to the toile and mark the changes to the pattern

    All participants will receive a 10% discount in the Stag & Bow shop for the duration of the class.

    Please note our workshops/classes are not refundable

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