Learn how to draft the basic pattern blocks and turn them into endless designs in this patternmaking course!
Why is our patternmaking course special ?
Why do some designers absolutely crush it? And then others fight tooth and nail for every $1 they earn?
I’ll tell you exactly what the secret is…
A few years back I decided to apply my degree and design for others. I was super pumped and started creating tons of handmade items. My vision was to create a lot of items, make a pile of cash, and retire to England.
And then I did what few people do. I actually created hundreds of crocheted and handspun items.
Only problem was, it was hard to keep up with demand and I started to get carpal tunnel. I got a request for a big order at wholesale prices…. but I was already selling my items at wholesale prices and couldn’t discount them further. It meant I had to cut quality and outsource all my handmade goods. I got bids from manufacturers, but I lost the client because I wouldn’t be able to get the finished goods made within their time frame. That’s when I decided to pivot my business.
Contrast that failure with the launch of my sewing patterns. My sewing patterns have been a massive hit.
What was the difference?
Why did the handmade items flop and the sewing patterns take off?
Learning how to draft high-quality sewing patterns is the single most impactful thing you can do to grow your online design business.
If you are just starting your business or trying to successfully move away from a service-based business, quality sewing patterns are your golden ticket.
But how do you draft sewing patterns?
Introducing Patternmaking Bootcamp
My name is Rachel. I am the fashion designer for Golden Rippy.
Over the past 5 years, I’ve grown my email list from 0 to thousands of subscribers. I’ve sold my patterns all over the world and collaborated with companies and designers worldwide.
I’ve uncovered the exact steps YOU need to implement to start drafting sewing patterns.
Over the past several years I’ve worked with people all over the globe to help make their design dreams come to life. I’ve been hired to ghost-draft sewing patterns for other designers. My own designs have been featured in California Apparel News, One Thimble, Sew Fab Bundle, BundleUp sale, Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy, among others.
The crazy part?
A few years ago, I was a complete nobody.
Now I have one of the fastest-growing blogs online…all because of one thing…
Yup! My patternmaking.
How Patternmaking Works
I’ve learned a time-tested and proven formula to quickly draft patterns.
- How to draft patterns quickly.
- How to get a great fit on patterns and alter them for thousands of designs.
- All the info you need to include on your patterns if you want them mass produced.
- These techniques have been tested and proven. But not just with my patterns. I’ve coached and consulted with some of the biggest names online to grow their fashion brands.
Moral of the story: This course is grounded in proven principles and techniques that work. It’s broken down into simple, step-by-step modules that allow you to easily walk through each of the phases of flat patternmaking.
At the end of each module is an easy-to-follow checklist and schedule so you can methodically implement what you’ve learned. No guesswork. Just follow the plan.
What Topics Does the Patternmaking Course Cover?
This course covers three main topics:
1. How do I draft patterns?
As I started drafting patterns, I documented every step of the process so I could teach you how to do the same thing. I currently draft patterns, and am sharing my streamlined process that I use in my business.
We’ll start at the beginning and lay the foundation for patternmaking and drafting.
- You’ll start with the most important tools, terms and tricks to make great fitting patterns.
- Then move on to how to quickly draft a basic pattern set and all the info you need to include on it to sew it.
- And finally, you’ll learn how to make hard copies of your pattern blocks that you can reuse for YEARS.
In the Patternmaking Course I’m going to cover 11 different modules for drafting your patterns, testing fit, creating a polished pattern, and selling your designs. Every module will be meticulously broken down so you can easily follow along and implement it in your business.
2. What tools should I use to make patterns?
One of the biggest problems I ran into early on was knowing what to use to draft my sewing patterns.
- What drafting tools do I use?
- What paper should I use?
- Can I sew up my patterns to test fit?
- What do I include on the pattern?
There are so many options. It can be completely overwhelming. I spent nearly 4 months just trying to decide on how to draft my patterns. What a PAIN! You will not have to experience any of that.
I’m going to give you an easy-to-follow blueprint to help you get started quickly and effortlessly. No guesswork. No spending months trying to decide how to draft patterns. You will see my exact setup and what I suggest you use at each stage of your progress.
3. How do I make money from my patterns?
This is the $1,000,000 question…
“How do I make money from my patterns?“
This is where it gets really fun.
- Discover places you can sell your patterns.
- Learn places to sell your original creations.
- See how to digitize your patterns.
- You’ll also learn how to make custom patterns for clients.
The strategies you’ll learn here have generated over $1,000 in sales in one weekend for me in my first year online. They will show you exactly how to draft patterns, refine them and make money from them.
10 More Things You’ll Learn in this Course
- Learn the exact tools you need to start designing today
- A size chart with Standard Measurements
- How to sell on Social Media
- Why you should promote on Pinterest
- How to price your items
- How to make hard pattern copies that will last for YEARS
- What to include if you want to mass-produce your items
- A workbook you can reference while you design your patterns
- Guides and checklists to keep your work consistent
- How to check fit and fix those issues
How will you watch it? Immediately after purchasing, you’ll be sent a private link where you can jump in and start the course immediately. You could literally be watching the workshop 5 minutes from now.
How Much Does it Cost?
The entire Patternmaking Course– all modules, checklists and tutorials- are broken into eleven modules to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed and can easily and methodically start drafting patterns.
(To keep forever)
Note: Fashion Design Bootcamp is currently 11 weeks long
14-day money back. If you don’t learn anything new, you get your money back. It’s that simple.
Does the Bootcamp Work for Normal People?
Absolutely! I’ve spent years learning from the best professors in Los Angeles. My professors previously worked for Disney, Banana Republic, the LA Opera House, Olympic Athletes and more. They were head designers, textile designers, pattern designers and merchandisers, among other things. All of the skills taught in Patternmaking Bootcamp is a combination of all the skills they helped me learn. I make it easy for you to learn and follow along so that you can start making sewing patterns too! I remember what it’s like to be a student, and I want to see you succeed as a designer. The modules are simplified to help you learn each skill quickly.
our course collection
designer bundle/year pass
Designer Bundle/All access Pass
Ready to learn more about our Patternmaking Course?
Well, other than all the hours of course videos, measurement charts, free printables and templates, you get a spiffy workbook to use while you follow along the course sections.
Here is the good part…the workbook is just one of the resources in Patternmaking Bootcamp.
I’m going to show you exactly how to use these resources and give you the same templates I use to make sure my quality of work is consistent and impeccable.
Here is what your course will include:
- Flat Patternmaking Course (11 modules)
- Checklists for every technique you learn
- Videos to follow along and watch the steps
- Slide presentations
- Printable Workbooks
I wish I would have had this when I started out, but it simply didn’t exist.
Hi! I’m Rachel, the designer and patternmaker for Golden Rippy sewing patterns and blog. I have over 13+ years of experience as a Head Designer, and over 23+ years of sewing and tailoring.
I live with my husband and kids close to Lake Tahoe and I love to write novels, code apps, bake cookies, and play video games to unwind. I’m also a best-selling author and international designer. My designs have been in magazines worldwide. I have a degree in Fashion Design and Production, as well as a background in Business Management and Marketing. I love keeping up with current and future trends and technology.
I’m offering my students a peek into the creative process and providing guidance to help you stand out and succeed from the crowd. Let me help you become a stronger designer!
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone that wants to learn flat patternmaking. I’ve helped students that designed for a living, and other students that were total beginners. This course offers something for everyone!
The Expert was once the Beginner.
I’ve taught patternmaking to some of my close personal friends with zero sewing experience (taught them how to sew too). They went on to design their patterns for their children, sell their designs on social media and then mass produce them to create a business. They then sold their fashion business and created new ones.
They weren’t “crafty” at all when they started.
I remember what it’s like to start with zero experience, so I’ll catch you up to speed.
It has worked for stay at home moms, seamstresses and fashion lovers.
All of the skills taught are built on universal design principles.
You will learn how to draft the basic set of patterns, and then you will be able to draft that exact set with their own measurements!
It’s specifically engineered to take a COMPLETE NEWBIE and show you the exact steps you need to go from newb to patternmaker.
You can make your own patterns and offer new, fresh designs to your customers! You can totally set yourself apart from all the other offerings out there. You’ll be original
You can go through the lessons and use your own set of measurements to make the pattern blocks custom sized for you. Those will be the patterns you alter to produce thousands of different patterns and designs.
Imagine having a custom wardrobe that fits every nuance of your body.
You’ll glow in your new wardrobe.
The course itself is being designed to go through in under 1 hour per day.
As far as implementation, that depends on your experience level, skill and how quick you learn.
While I can’t guarantee anything, I am trying to design it so that anyone with no skill set can gain these skills with 1 hour per day and 2 hours on the weekend.
The more you work the faster you go.
If you’re looking for a fun way to make sewing patterns, this is the course for you.
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you complete the course and haven’t learned anything new, contact us in the first 14 days of purchase and we will give you a full refund.
How does forever sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. As long as Creative Bootcamp exists, you’ll have unlimited access to your current courses. You’ll also get ALL future upgrades for FREE to your courses.
Yes! If you purchase the Designer Bundle/all access pass, you can pick my brain and ask me your drafting questions. I’m really open about patternmaking and would love to help you on your journey!
At the end of the day, that’s a question you have to answer.
However, I can tell you that the skills in this course made me over several thousand the first year I started drafting patterns for sale.
I’ve broken it down to one flat fee for the entire course.
But think of it as an investment in yourself. Where do you want to be in 2 months or even a year from now? Still buying paper patterns exclusively, or designing for yourself and your clients? You can use these skills for the rest of your life.
I’m so excited to help you get started on this journey. I can’t wait to see you in our Patternmaking Course!
If you still have any questions, feel free to email me. I want to help you make sure you’re a good fit for this Bootcamp.