Learn to Design

Patternmaking & Drafting

Do you dream of making your own clothing? Explore everything you need to learn flat patternmaking, drafting and draping skills with classes, articles, inspiration and more.

Start With Slopers

In flat patternmaking, slopers (or custom-fit foundation patterns) are the key to every design you create. Learn to measure & draft your own with classes led by expert instructors.

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5 Tips for Patternmakers

Craftsy instructor Christine Haynes shares her top tips, favorite resources and must-have tools for your patternmaking journey.

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Dive Into Curved Rulers

Discover the magic of design curves — the rulers that professional designers and patternmakers depend on. Learn the three most common types of curved rulers and when to use them.

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8 More Terrific Tips

The more you know, the better! This handy overview helps you plan for patternmaking and drafting success — you'll feel like a designer in no time.

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Introduction to Draping

Another approach to fashion design begins with three-dimensional draping before drafting the flat pattern from the draped fabric. Expert Paul Gallo shows you how.

Explore More Draping

Learn more secrets of draping for fashion design with Paul Gallo and see fabric come to life in three dimensions.

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Stock Up on Sewing Essentials

Keep must-have patternmaking tools close by in your design studio.

Draw Fashion Flats

For designers-in-training, creating accurate, technical line illustrations of finished clothing is a key skill. Learn the ins & outs of drawing fashion flats with a fabulous class taught by author and fashion instructor Laura Volpintesta.

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