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The Pattern Lab

Everything you need to know on how to create home sewing patterns from your crafting designs.

Easily Transform Your Hand-Drawn Sewing Patterns into Digitized Files

Obtain the skills needed to create the digitized versions of your hand-crafted sewing patterns and package it into a sellable product that brings in money for you.

If you’ve ever wanted to share your self-drafted sewing patterns with your friends and family or create an extra income for yourself by selling your designs as a pattern maker, here is your chance to learn and arm yourself with everything you will ever need to make that wish or desire a reality.

Through a series of in-depth video tutorials and lessons that thoroughly explain the tools used and processes involved in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand, you’ll be able to sketch, draft, modify, grade, tile and print your hand-drawn patterns in no time. And start making money off your creativity and effort.

With your sewing patterns available in a digitized format (PDF), you can easily:

  • Share your hand-crafted designs with your friends and family.
  • Start a PDF sewing pattern design business and create a new source of revenue for yourself.
  • Store and archive your patterns for later use or to serve as a backup
  • Modify and/or Reprint your patterns on demand.
  • Access them anywhere you are

Plus, you don’t need:

  • A large capital to get you started if you plan on selling your patterns
  • To deal with the hassle of finding custom clothing clients and multiple fitting sessions, among other problems faced by aspiring fashion designers.

In this course, you’ll learn all there is to know about

  • Creating a digital version of your paper pattern using Adobe Illustrator
  • Creating a size chart
  • Grading a pattern
  • Adding the proper markings and notations for your home customer use
  • Formatting a home printing template for PDF Patterns
  • Working with a printer to get your home sewing pattern printed
  • Designing an instruction booklet
  • Creating illustrations that demonstrate each construction step
  • Creating an envelope design for printed pattern envelope

Why Choose This Course?

This is the only comprehensive course in which every lesson was thoroughly vetted to ensure the information passed across is 100% accurate, engaging, and easy to understand. In this course, you are shown step by step, how to set up Adobe illustrator for digital pattern making, what tools you need, and how to use them.

Regardless of whether you have used Adobe Illustrator (or any other vector graphics software) or not, by the time you finish this course, you will be able to transfer your pattern making knowledge from paper to digital easily.

Skillset Needed for this Course:

  • Pattern design
  • Ability to create an accurate pattern by paper or by draping


Your Instructor


Eryn Shields
Eryn Shields

Eryn is the Owner and Creative Director of Style Sew Me and Style Sew Me Patterns, an independent sewing pattern company and DIY fashion community that teaches women how to take control of her personal style by sewing a stylish and affordable wardrobe. Style Sew Me Patterns company serves customers globally with a styling collection of digital and printed patterns.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Your satisfaction is our priority! If The Pattern Lab is not right for you, you may request a refund within 7 days of purchase.
Will you teach me how to make patterns?
This course teaches you how to digitize patterns that you have made or will make. This course does not teach the skill of pattern making.
Will this course help me make PDF patterns?
Yes! This course is specifically created to help you create a digital version of your pattern to sell. It will also teach you how to make a copyshop format and printed option to give your customers maximum options!
What if I need help - how do I get support?
You can leave your questions in the comments of the lessons in this course and we'll hop in and help you! Your success is our priority!

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