Production Pattern Making Course With Maggie Stott

Bestselling author Margaret Stott will be running her infamous short pattern cutting course here at the FTA for four consecutive Saturdays commencing 20th January from 10.00 – 16.00.

This highly specialised course is based on decades of experience Margaret has working in both industry as a senior pattern cutter for Warehouse and for leading FE and HE colleges.

The Production Pattern Cutting course is designed to equip the pattern cutter with the skills to bring a first-sample pattern to a manufacturing standard. Each session will have two aspects. The first to widen the knowledge needed to understand the role that the production pattern has in manufacturing, and its crucial place in setting the baseline for many other processes. The second is given to practical work in which the theory is applied to sample patterns as if in the commercial workplace. Learners are encouraged to bring own patterns for practical work.

Topics will cover:

The importance of the production pattern

Consideration of raw materials and trims

Customising seam allowances for specialist machinery

Understanding the language of notches

Amending a pattern for fabric shrinkage or stretch

Making secondary pieces such as interlining and lining pattern pieces

Facings and the placement of labels

Communication with a Garment technologist

How to make style pattern amendments

Pattern amendments for economy of fabric use

Learners will need the following tools Paper shears, set square or Shoben pattern master Pencils & sharpener, rubber, ball point pen Marker pens – 1 x red, 1 x black, and 1 x blue


The four day course takes place on at:

20th January from 10.00 – 16.00

27th January from 10.00 – 16.00

3rd February from 10.00 – 16.00

10th February from 10.00 – 16.00

To find out more and book your place please contact