When it comes to things made of fabric or other light materials, after a design is completed and careful measurements taken, individual pattern pieces are created on paper and then used as templates to cut the fabric, which are then assembled into a finished product by sewing, gluing or other means.
Here are a few examples that we could tackle as projects in the Makerspace or could be made at home for our personal use or as gifts. Makers can do their own designs and make patterns from them, or use one of the many patterns available online (and are often free).
The goal of our first pattern making project is to give MakerKids a simple item to reproduce and, in the process, learn the step-by-step procedure that is involved in making flat patterns
Why Tyvak? Well,
it's easy to work
and, as luck would have it, one of the mentors had quite a bit left over from a home building project. (We’re ever resourceful and practical.) We will be doing more with pattern making in the weeks to come.
Here are MakerKids working on their wallets.