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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).

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PDF Patterns vs Paper: The Benefits Of Digital Downloads

Digital downloads are one of those things that seem to divide people: you have folks who are used to using paper patterns and swear by them, then you have others who seem to only use PDF patterns. As someone who started with paper sewing patterns and is gradually moving towards buying and using more PDF patterns, I thought I’d have a look into what the benefits actually are for digital downloads over paper patterns.