EASY TO LEARN
No previous knowledge of patterns or sewing required. Chapters start from zero assumed knowledge and build slowly in complexity with step by step examples and clear diagrams.
Instead of learning hundreds of separate pattern making processes,“How Patterns Work” will break the process of pattern cutting into simple principles that can be applied to any pattern change.
EASY TO UNDERSTAND
After reading this book, you won’t just be able to follow pattern making instructions - you will actually understand how and why pattern making works and be able to adapt the principles for yourself.
FROM NOVICE TO PRO
Whether you are a novice fashion student, or an experienced home sewer this is the perfect book to simplify the terminology and principles behind complex pattern making books and sewing courses.
EASY TO REFERENCE
Designed as a companion guide to other pattern making texts, “How Patterns Work” consolidates pattern making methods into simple, memorable processes, making it a perfect refresher guide for even the most advanced pattern maker.
KEY TERMS AND EXAMPLES
The first section of the book explains key pattern terminology and the anatomy of a pattern. The second section of the book acts as a library of basic pattern changes using flat pattern making techniques that you can adapt for your own designs.
“How Patterns Work” is available from Amazon in a paperback edition.
The print version of the book is over 500 pages in length with over 250 clear diagrams in crisp black and white.
A studio staple, the print edition has a detailed table of contents for easy reference.
“How Patterns Work” is available from Amazon in a kindle edition.
The kindle version has been specifically developed for the kindle format with 70,000 words of flowable text content and over 250 diagrams in crisp black and white.
The kindle version also features a fully linked table of contents for easy reference.
A version of "How Patterns Work" has been specifically formatted for Apple's iBooks making use of the iPad’s retina display with high resolution diagrams and specially formatted text. A free sample is available to download through iBooks.
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TEACHERS AND TUTORS
“How Patterns Work” was specifically designed to help introduce students to the complexity of pattern making through hands on exercises and simple explanations of common pattern terms. Contact us so that we can help you to supply your students with “How Patterns Work” as an introductory textbook in your school, college or university.