How to copy the patterns of a garment?


Dreamer, in today’s post, we made this step-by-step for you to copy the patterns of a garment; follow these simple but very helpful steps.

Follow these simple but very helpful steps.

You can use this technique with basic clothes with simple seams, such as simple dresses, t-shirts, trousers, leggings, baby clothes, etc.

Although, with this method, you can make minor adjustments by increasing or decreasing measurements in the contours and lengths of the garment.

To achieve that, use fabrics with similar characteristics to ensure that the fit will be the same.

This is an ideal exercise to do if you are starting to make garments because if you have any doubts while sewing, you will be able to guide yourself with the finished garment.

Let’s know the step-by-step about how to do this DIY easy project.


First, we will show you the materials you should use for this project.


You will need:

  • Rulers
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Tape measure
  • Paper
  • Garment to replicate

Copy the patterns of a garment.

Step 1.

Fold the garment precisely in the center front, and use the seams as a guide.

Step 2.

Pin the garment you will copy to the paper and mark its contours with a dotted line.

Step 3.

With the help of your wheelbarrow, mark the inner details of your garment, for example, the border and the front waist seam.


Step 4.

Now check the measurements of your line and the garment are the same; you should increase or decrease the measure if necessary.

Step 5.

With your rulers, help you perfect the lines you have drawn on the outlines of your garment.


Step 6.

For this step, you should add seam allowances

  • On straight lines, add up to 1/2 inches
  • On curved lines, add 1/4 inches
  • On hems, add 1 inch.

Step 7.

Place the name and the piece number on your reply. Then, cut out the front pattern.

Step 8.

In this step, for the back pattern, you should repeat steps 1 to 5.

Step 9.

Before finishing this project, check that the joining lines on the front and back are the same size.

Step 10.

Finally, mark the seam allowances and label your pattern with the name and number to be cut.

READY, Dreamer!

Now you have the patterns ready to cut on fabric.

We hope you have enjoyed this post and are beginning to make a copy of your garments. As you sew, It’s so easy to do… share your results in the comments; we love that part.

See you in the next post! Bye for now!

Published by 123 Dream it!

Everything about sewing and embroidery. Ideas, tutorials, step-by-step sewing videos, tips, DIY and much more. Let's share creativity and technique!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *