The Creative Hinterland Course


The Creative Hinterland: Patternmaking for Mindful Sewists teaches you the skills you need to modify sewing patterns to your liking, bringing a spirit of playfulness to your sewing hobby and your closet.

Includes drafting instructions for 12 Hinterland hacks, a value of $192, PLUS over 20 hours of video instruction and membership in our vibrant online course community.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced sewists.


You’ll work alongside Judith to draft the pattern for each Hinterland hack, deepening your skills and understanding with each project.

Pattern making topics covered:

  • Tools and supplies
  • How-to coaching on research and style planning
  • Mindset coaching
  • Rotating darts into new locations
  • Creating new seams, including color blocking and princess seams
  • Changing seam locations and functions through developing yokes and closures
  • Adding design ease through gathers, slash and spread, and in seams
  • Changing armhole and neckline shaping
  • Adapting sleeves to different styles and fit preferences
  • Developing raglan seams in two different ways
  • Drafting different edge finishes like shaped facings and bias facings
  • Drafting collars, including flat collars and a convertible collar
  • Creating new pocket styles
  • Drafting a circle skirt to fit your bodice
  • Drafting a culotte bottom to fit your bodice
  • Developing details such as pintucks, keyhole necklines, and released darts
  • And much more!


  • Our Pattern Hacking Process Guide, which gets you from idea, to plan, to implementation – for any hack.
  • The Guide to Creating Sewing Steps, so you can hack anything and figure out the best way to sew it together.
  • Printable Project Planner
  • Half-scale Hinterland bodice patterns for practicing
  • Printable, full-scale Hinterland bodice pieces without seam allowances, for easier pattern manipulation
  • 12 really fun new pieces for your closet!

Learn more about the course and the 12 hacks here.

The course is designed for intermediate to advanced sewists. If you are a beginner sewist, you may want to start with our other course featuring the Hinterland Dress, Fit and Sew Bodices.

This pattern making course includes a Special Patternmaker’s Edition of the Hinterland Dress PDF Sewing Pattern.

Includes PDF pattern?


Skill Level

Intermediate, Advanced