Do you have a favorite piece you would love to duplicate? Learn to create patterns from existing clothes with this easy video.
We all have those go to pieces that we literally wear to death. They are our old faithful favorites and we wish we had bought them in every single color!
Well now, rather than buy multiple colors when you purchase, we show you how you can create your own patterns from existing clothes.
Think of the money you will save and the fun you can have when you can create your own custom pieces! It’s best to start before your item gets too old or tired. The best part is that once you’ve created your pattern, you’ll be able to keep reusing it.
We’ve included a video tutorial to step you through the process and you’ll see that you don’t need any advanced sewing skills. There’s no need to unpick stitches, or take your item apart. The Blogger has used a top as her example. Once you learn the basics, you will be able to do this for as many items as you like.
The Creator recommends that you start off simply with an easy piece. A favorite top with simple lines is ideal.
Look for something that does not have complicated pleats or extra details.
That’s why a T-Shirt, Tunic or Tank Top is perfect for your first project. A Tank Top in particular, is a good beginner’s project as there are no sleeves required. Her other tip is that you start off by making a muslin version of your top rather than using a more expensive fabric. It won’t take long for you to perfect your skills and then you can make it in your favorite fabric!
How To Duplicate Clothing Pattern via Professor Pincushion
How To Create Patterns From Existing Clothes Video Tutorial
We have included a video tutorial to step you through the process. Click Play above to watch now ⇑
To create your pattern you’ll need the following items.
Parchment Paper could easily be used in place of the Pattern Paper. Your paper should be 4 inches wider and 4 inches longer than the top. You will need to fold it in half, then pin it to the cardboard.
Next, lay the top on it and make sure that the fold of the cardboard is exactly in the middle of the bodice as shown in the video. Please watch the video in its entirety to understand the process fully ⇑
Images via All Free Sewing
You can clone your Jeans too – via Melly Sews
Yardage Chart via The Lost Apron