Building Patterns Textbook
Cost: $65 + shipping. This item ships internationally (excluding Nigeria). Building Patterns was written for new and experienced students. It starts with tools and ends with creating garments.
Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method Book
Get your signed copy of Sara's newest book, where you will learn to design one-of-a-kind garments! This book takes you through written and photographed step-by-step instructions for all kinds of patterndrafting techniques. Take any sewing pattern to create new stylelines, pleats, gathers, flare or a combinations of several techniques!
Cost: $28. Ships anywhere in the US for $4.50. We can ONLY ship this item internationally with the purchase of a Building Patterns Textbook (excluding Nigeria). Please place separate orders for the curve and book and note you would like the items shipped together internationally.
Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting the Tailored Jacket or Coat
Ready to test your patternmaking skills? Master designer and pattern drafter Suzy Furrer shares in-depth tips and techniques to help you draft a full set of patterns for a chic, tailored jacket using your own well-fitting bodice sloper. Learn how to draft pattern pieces for two-piece sleeves, welt pockets, an inside zipper pocket, bound buttonholes and even a coat hook.
Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Pants
Expand your skillset and your closet by drafting comfy drawstring pants, stylish palazzo pants and work-ready trousers. Learn to draft pants that fit and flatter step-by-step — design-school founder Suzy Furrer shows you how.
Designing Your Wardrobe: Drafting Tops
If you're searching high and low for the tops you want, stop right now. You're the only one who can design the perfect wardrobe for you. Join Apparel Arts design school founder Suzy Furrer as she guides you from sloper to garment with a series of terrific tops: a shell, a tee, a peplum top and a kimono jacket.
The Skirt Sloper
Make a personalized skirt sloper, and use it to draft custom skirt patterns with an inspiring array of silhouettes and design details.
The Bodice Sloper
Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper — the foundation for personalized patternmaking.
Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Design desirable, original garments by manipulating darts and silhouettes. Create tops, dresses, jackets and more with inspired looks that ready-to-wear can't touch.
Beautiful necklines and finishing details are marks of an excellent patternmaker. Learn to draft an array of flattering necklines and finishing flourishes.
Collars & Closures
Take your patternmaking skills all the way to the top. Learn to draft nine collar variations, finishing details and two types of button plackets.
Expand your patternmaking prowess. Arm your wardrobe with custom style as you draft a collection of perfect-fitting sleeves for blouses, dresses, jackets and coats.
The Pants Sloper
Draft custom pant slopers with confidence. Create the foundation for designing all the perfect-fitting pants you can dream up!
Zippers and Waistbands
Designer-quality sewing is all in the details. Learn to choose, apply and finish the perfect zippers, fly fronts and waistbands for every design.
Start sewing with the foresight and finesse of a designer! Master stitching order and apply sophisticated skills for darts, pleats and seam finishes.
Sewing With Sheer Fabrics
Sew the drapey, delicate garments of your dreams. Discover handling, sewing and finishing techniques to achieve professional results with sheer and lightweight fabrics.
Mastering Construction: Sleeves
Sew sleeves that look and feel fabulous from cap to cuff. Learn designer techniques for setting in sleeves, incorporating ready-to-wear details, finishing and more.
Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures
Make every neckline you sew a gorgeous focal point! Achieve designer-quality results with a variety of techniques for collars, plackets, closures and more.
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Achieve luxuriously finished results as flattering as anything ready-to-wear has to offer! Learn to select, draft and sew the perfect linings and facings.
Startup Library: Sewing
Ready to explore a new craft? Learn to sew with author, designer and sewing expert Sara Alm in this comprehensive beginner’s class. Sara will guide you through all the basics, from essential tools and materials to choosing patterns, cutting and marking fabric and so much more. You’ll make a simple tote bag and stylish dress — even if you’ve never sewn before — and acquire a full set of garment-making skills that you can apply to any project.
These classes are offered through craftsy.com. They are a great complement to, but do not replace, our in-studio patternmaking classes.