You’d like to make your own sewing patterns so you can create your own clothing designs – but where do you begin?
You won't need many special drafting tools, but there are a few that are necessary, and a few more that will simply make your projects a bit easier to complete. The "necessities" won't cost you much, either - so let's get started!
Patternmaking tools, like rulers, curves, and paper are essential. There are a lot of drafting tools and supplies available for pattern making, but these are absolute necessities (you'll find more information and recommendations by clicking each link):
The items above are the drafting tools I consider essential for pattern making, or the “needs”. Most are available you’re your local sewing center, but if not, Amazon has the more unusual tools.
The fitting pattern, hip curve, and grid ruler should add up to a little over $40 on Amazon, and qualify for free shipping, too.
There a many, many other design tools that are nice to have but you can get started without them. These are the “wants” :
There are lots of drafting tools you can use for making sewing patterns, but only a few (noted above) are absolutely necessary.
Just get the few you really need, and let's get started making your fitting pattern into a block!