Pattern Cutting – SEG Awards Level 1 – Award Fashion and Textiles (500/4308/0)

This is a five week course during which you will learn the fundamentals of pattern making: how to draft blocks and use them to create your patterns for perfect fit. 

You will practice taking standard and personal measurements and apply them to your patterns effectively. We will teach you using a range of methods and techniques and we will introduce you to the latest in software innovation and hardware from our Style3D hub.

(If you are unemployed or low income (below £23,302.50), over 19 years-old and living in a London borough, you could be eligible to join this course for free! Email: to enquire.)

What you will study:

You will study 2 units, each 6 credits which, upon successful completion, will gain you the SEG Level 1 Award in Fashion and Textiles.

Pattern Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught how to make flat patterns using a range of practical techniques; this will include measuring, basic lay planning and safe practice.

Garment Construction (Industrial), 6 credits

You will be taught basic technical knowledge and practical skills in garment construction and using industrial sewing machinery. Classes will include how to use interfacing, insert a zip and use an industrial presser safely.

How you will be taught

This is a very hands on course so right from the start, you will be learning practical processes. You will be inducted into Health and Safety procedures and policies to ensure you work safely amongst your fellow learners and teachers. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from the course.

What can I do once I have completed the course?

Upon successfully completing the course, you can seek employment with your new found skills or you can progress onto our –

  • Stitching Academy Level 1 Award
  • Stitching Academy Level 2 Certificate
  • Perfect Patterns Level 2 Certificate
  • Apply for an Apprenticeship

This course is available at:

  • London Haringey Campus
  • London Islington Campus
  • Leicester Campus
  • Wales Campus

Course Price: £750

Apprenticeship Application Form

    Apprenticeship Enquiry Form

      “When I first came to the FTA I was just so nervous. I nearly didn’t make it through the doorway but everyone smiled, everyone was so welcoming. There were days when I wanted to give up and I wasn’t easy but they wouldn’t let! The FTA gave me confidence and hope for a better future!”