Taking Measurements & Selecting Sizes

The size-chart deception revealed!

Next Available: Wed, 28 Apr 6:30PM (AEST)
2 hours
Book Now (https://threadden.weteachme.com/l/sHSpqLkr)


Learn how to take your measurements, interpret pattern sizing and then select the right size to make.

This 2-hour session will reveal the myths of size-charts and give you game-changing knowledge.

We also run this workshop online! ✨Click here & check out upcoming dates for the live stream workshop.


  • Where on your body you should take your measurements
  • How to accurately take measurements
  • A thorough list of your measurements
  • The difference between body measurements and finished measurements
  • Understand both design and fit ease
  • How to interpret size-charts and choosing the size to make

We are developing a series of Preparations for Sewing sessions, discover more of these sessions - click here.

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What you will learn
  • How & where to take measurements
  • Interpret the size chart, work out the finished size, & understand ease
  • How to select the right pattern size to make
What you will get
  • A set of your measurements
  • An understanding of pattern sizing
  • Detailed notes covering it all
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to wear


Appropriate for

Anyone who wants to improve their sewing outcomes.

Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - info@threadden.com .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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13 February 2021 • Taking Measurements & Selecting Sizes

What a great 2hr class. I came away with all of my questions about measurements and ease answered. Highly recommend to people starting out with clothes patterns.


26 February 2020 • Taking Measurements & Selecting Sizes

I had 2 classes with Megan in Thread den and really enjoyed the session and learned good skills about sewing. Megan is great, patient with instructive skills. I will definitely back to Thread Den to learn more techniques .

Thread Den


thank you for your feedback Nastaran. We agree - Meagan is a great teacher! See you again soon.


24 February 2020 • Taking Measurements & Selecting Sizes

An excellent class on understanding sewing pattern measurements, accompanied by a knowledgeable and personable teacher, and loads of very useful information about taking measurements. I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Georgina

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