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Lingerie Pattern Cutting

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Contents and Structure

This beginner’s pattern cutting course will introduce you to the skills you will need to start producing patterns for soft lingerie. You will create lingerie patterns for: a pair of briefs, two camisoles, a pair of French knickers and a chemise.

During a series of practical workshops underpinned with technical demonstrations, you will be introduced to standard size 12 blocks, and learn how to use flat pattern cutting skills for lingerie. The tutor will explain pattern notations, including grain lines, balance marks, fabric suppression and appropriate seam allowances.

You will move on to adapting the blocks to create shapes, which will include princess lines, darts, yokes and gathers. You will learn how to incorporate lace, decorative features and trims for woven fabrics. The course will also cover using cut-out laces, appliqué and bias cutting. Using these skills and techniques, you will learn how to amend your patterns for different styles of openings and straps.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Tracing wheel 

  • Awl  

  • Pattern master or Graders set square & French curve

  • Metric tape measure 

  • Paper shears

  • Pins – Fine

  • 5mm propelling pencil with one of the following types of lead: 2H to 6H

  • Eraser

  • Glue stick

  • Clear tape

  • Notepad & pen

Course Content

The course will include:

  • Using a size 12 block pattern to create different styles of camisoles, chemise, French knickers and briefs

  • Understanding seam allowances, pattern notations and grain lines

  • Working with lace, motifs & lace appliqué


Please note this course does not include bra pattern cutting, lingerie making or grading to other sizes.


Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Lingerie Pattern Cutting

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