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Close to the centre of Bristol, amid the buzzing independent shops on Church Road, you’ll find Set Square Patterns, a creative design studio where pattern cutting and sewing workshops are taught by founder Carla Diogo, from sewing lessons and workshops, to alterations and limited-edition garments and accessories in the pipeline, Set Square Patterns has it all. You can even download our contemporary PDF patterns with clear step- by- step instructions.

Fall in love with your clothes, fall out of love with fast fashion.

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My husband and I booked a lesson with Carla to make one of her awesome book/tote bags. Having recently acquired a sewing machine we both wanted to get better at using it to fix clothes, hem curtains etc, and so this class seemed like a great way to learn the basics on a sewing machine. Carla was so welcoming and lovely, and a very good teacher. It was a really fun couple of hours and very good value. We would highly recommend!


I really enjoyed the Introduction to Sewing class. Carla was so helpful and friendly. As soon as the class was over, I booked the 4 week dress making course! I highly recommend.


Carla provides a very welcoming and relaxed environment to learn a new skill. She is so patient and passionate I have now attended two classes (intro to sewing and linen Lola dress) both have been fabulous and I’m definitely heading back for more. Thanks

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