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Clo3D is a dedicated pattern design software program which combines traditional flat pattern cutting with 3D avatars and fitting tools

Learning to draft patterns with Clo3D

Learning to draft my own sewing patterns has been a long old process so far. I’ve tried various pieces of software to date, though it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster, and I’ve now settled on using Clo3D.

Learning digital pattern cutting

Last year I enrolled on a course to learn how to make my own sewing patterns. It’s been interesting and I’ve learned a great deal, but so far all the pattern making I’ve done has been with pencil and paper, not on a computer. Given that I want to sell my patterns as PDF home sewing patterns, it therefore made sense for me to begin learning how to transfer my skills across to digital pattern cutting.

Pattern cutting is a skill I've wanted to learn for a while

Pattern Cutting – A New Skill I’m Learning

Many of us who make our own clothes begin to wonder at some point how to design our own patterns. This September, I’m starting a course on pattern cutting and garment construction (while also reading as many books as I can on the subject).

My sewing plans this year include embroidering onto some of my clothes

Sewing Plans And Crafting Goals For the New Year

This year I want to build upon what I’ve been learning over the past couple of years and see where that takes me! With that in mind, I’ve set out some sewing plans for myself and decided to join in with some sewing challenges on Instagram this month. I also intend to learn some new skills for sewing and crocheting, while developing what I’ve been learning about natural dyeing.

Crochet Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian

What I’ve Been Making During Lockdown

Like many others since the lockdown sparked by Covid-19, I’ve had far more time on my hands to make some of the many things on my sewing list – and no excuses not to make them!

setting up Affinity Designer to cut sewing patterns in

Designing Sewing Patterns in Affinity Designer

After recently watching a series of tutorials on how to design and cut patterns in Adobe Illustrator, I realised Affinity Designer was quite different to set up.