pattern workshop + giveaway
Welcome to day 3 of giveaway week! Today’s giveaway is not for beautiful fabrics or adorable patterns, but for a class to create your own patterns!
You might know Lauren Dahl from her popular blog, Baste and Gather. Or maybe you know Lauren from the her pattern company, Selvage Designs–home of a KCW favorite, the Soleil Dress. I want to introduce you to not Lauren the blogger, not Lauren the pattern designer, but Lauren Dahl, the amazing teacher. Lauren has created an e-course that guides you through the process of designing your own patterns, from inspiration all the way to marketing and sales.
Pattern Workshop was founded in 2014 to provide aspiring pattern designers and sewing bloggers the tools they need to succeed in their businesses. Through  highly informative videos, downloadable templates, printable checklists and detailed diagrams, students learn to use state-of-the-art software to create high-quality digital products.
If you’ve ever dreamed of designing your own patterns you know it can seem overwhelming. Actually just trying to figure out where to start can be completely overwhelming. Lauren’s course will take you from the very beginning all the way until your newly designed pattern is a reality! Just check out all this course has to offer:


pattern workshop + giveaway on KCW


So fantastic, right?! No matter what  your sewing abilities, drafting experience, or Adobe Illustrator knowledge, Lauren has something to teach you. Just look at all the things her students have to say about Pattern Workshop:

pattern workshop with Lauren Dahl

Not only will you learn all about drafting, grading, and marketing patterns but you will meet a ton of people too. Lauren has set up a private Facebook group for everyone who takes this course. It’s a super supportive group of established and aspiring designers totally willing to share knowledge, answer questions, and help each other promote their patterns.

And now for the giveaway! Lauren has generously offered one enrollment in the course, Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale ($149 value)! To enter use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Tuesday July 22. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive the e-course Creating PDF Patterns: From Sketch to Sale.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck and Happy KCW!


This article has 76 comments

  1. Devan

    This course would be so helpful! I’m just starting out and teaching myself. It has been so challenging but I feel a huge sense of accomplishment when I uncover something that really helps or complete another step along the journey.

  2. Jennie

    Heck yes, I’d LOVE to be a pattern designer! I’ve always loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, just creating, and this seems like the logical next step for me, especially since I have two growing little boys to dress. 🙂

  3. Tana

    At the moment I’m still learning how to follow patterns and draft my own for my three little girls. I feel like this class would not only help me with that but maybe help me earn some money to make up for my new found fabric addiction 😉 

  4. Cricket

    I didn’t even know about this course. I have hand drafted patterns, taken the photos, written instructs and then… They sit on my computer. I would love someone to help me all the way through the process.

  5. Linda

    I have taken this course and released my first pattern last week!  I concur that it is worth every penny and more.  I have learned SO much and I have made a lot of new friends through the Facebook page as well.  I just can’t say enough good things about it.  It’s fantastic! 🙂

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