Pattern Making - Level 1

Pattern Making - Level 1

Regular price $300.00

Interested in learning pattern making from a master? This is the course for you, where you will learn basic pattern-making including  full-scale patterns. In the class, the students will learn how to draft and fit a garment on a mannequin.  What they learn can easily be applied to fitting themselves, as well as many other techniques to create your own designs. This method focuses on the perfect fit.

All proceeds from EcoEquitable's public sewing courses go towards our mission of empowering women with sewing skills and building connection and community; and supporting our local circular economy by redistributing fabric and sewing tools. We thank you for joining and supporting us!


Dates Available: 

Wednesdays, February 1st - March 22nd from 6-9pm with Sonja.

*Any classes that fall on a stat holiday will rescheduled and extended by 1 week to accommodate our office closure.

Length of Program: 8 weeks 
LOCATION: 404 McArthur Avenue, Unit "D" (end unit in the strip mall)  
Max class size: 8
Min class size: 4

*We require a minimum of 4 people to run the course otherwise it may be cancelled. Please see our updated Refund and Cancellation Policy below for more information.


  • How to manipulate full scale patterns
  • How to move darts from one area to another
  • How to change the bodice by adding ease or changing neckline
  • How to take a sleeve pattern and change it according to the garment you are making
  • How to draft and fit a garment on a mannequin



  • Students will be able to shop in EcoEquitable's Eco Fabric Boutique and fill a bag for the special price of $10, included in the class fee. 


    • A notebook for taking notes 
    • The Instructor will provide you with a list of extra materials you may need for the in-class project. 


    • If you are purchasing/registering this class on behalf of someone else, please include their name, phone number and email address in the "NOTES" box of the checkout page. Thank you!
    • EcoEquitable Inc. is committed to comply and exceed the requirements and recommendations of Ottawa Public health and to put in place all necessary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While masks are no longer mandatory, we recommend wearing a mask while in-class. In addition, all individuals who enter our programs are encouraged to:
      • Wash your hands frequently
      • Bring and use hand sanitizer 
      • Clean your workstation before and after class

    Refund and Cancellation policy:

    • EcoEquitable requires a notice of cancellation via email in order to process a refund.
      • For written notice of cancellation 3 or more weeks before the class start date, EcoEquitable will refund the class fee minus a $20 administrative fee.
      • For written notice of cancellation 1 week or more before the class start date, EcoEquitable will refund 50% of the class fee.
      • Cancellations less than 7 days before the class is set to start are non-refundable, unless there is a waitlist for the course and we are able to fill the spot.
    • If the minimum number of students do not register, EcoEquitable reserves the right to cancel the class. Students will be notified via email with 48 hours notice of any class cancellations and will be eligible for a full refund.