How to create your own pattern

Pattern Drafting Supplies:

When it comes to clothes pattern making, you will need to collect a few things before getting started:

  • Large sheet of craft/art paper
  • Different color sharpies
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

How to Make a Pattern: Step-by-Step Tutorial


  1. Take your large piece of construction paper (I used 20"x 40") and fold in half. Lay your shirt on top of the folder paper as shown below. Fold the sleeve toward the center of the shirt and trace all the way around. Mark a line where your neckline starts on the front of the shirt.

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