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How to make your own sewing pattern

There are lots of web sites to learn crafts & cooking. But, I didn't find any web site where you can learn how to make your own basic sewing pattern. So I thought I should share my knowledge with you ladies, who want to start or to try out sewing your own clothes.


Centre Back Length : from the neck point to the waistline with the tape slightly loosened.

Bust : around the fullest part of the bust with the tape held horizontally

(B= Bust)

All measurements are in centimeters

Basic sewing pattern ( block ) for Upper Body


1. Draw basic lines and determine the position of the neckline.


2. Based on the back neckline, draw duide lines for the front neckline, shoulder , armhole lines etc.


3. Finally, this is your Basic pattern for the upper body. Its important to check the measurements of each section after all lines have been drawn.

The Basic Sleeve


A double breasted collarless suit

.. drawn using the basic pattern.



Funmix on October 25, 2020:

Thanks for sharing, very informative.

Spring on June 05, 2015:

This is very nice but I'm it's confusing. Maybe it's just me. It will be nice for you give more direction. Thanks for the hard work.

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ired on August 01, 2012:

Thanks for the very informative pattern making steps. How about the waistline? When we need to use it?

Trisha on July 16, 2012:

I really like your site, but where do you get all your numbers? Do you have another post explaining this?

Lynn on May 11, 2012:

Thank you so much. This may be four years old, but I need to make a grandchild's pattern for a dress NOW!Thank you sooo much!

linjingjing on March 22, 2009:

How to make your own sewing pattern

Writing good

ameena411 on April 24, 2008:

hey can u show me how to make a puffed sleeve block please?

cool chick (author) from Sri-Lanka on November 30, 2007:

Thanks. I will give you more patterns, soon.

Jade8725 on November 24, 2007:

Pretty interesting !! and those two poems truly deserve voting. They are amazing.

Jakie on November 22, 2007:

hey, this basic block really works! I just tried it with some cheap cotton material and its perfectly all right. Thank you so much cool chick. I hope you would give us more patterns.

Sidney Hartz on November 22, 2007:

This is an awesome website! Y'all should definiteley try it!

Nisha on November 19, 2007:

Looks complicated.. but worth trying

Karen on November 13, 2007:

Don't you have any simple patterns other than this double breasted thing ? It looks nice, but complicated.

Daniella on November 12, 2007:

This is really cool. I've been always dying to make my own clothes, but didn't know how to. I'm gonna try this now. and I see that its a little geometrical game. Looks interesting.

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