Welcome to Fashion and Textile Design. This course gives students a chance to make their mark on the fashion world and unleash their creative ideas. Learn about the latest fashion trends, cultures, techniques and technologies and apply creative skills to design sustainable fashion.

Repeating textile patterns for fashion

This activity is all about designing and using repeating patterns within textile design. You can follow along to the 5-step video instructions and make your very own repeating pattern! To get started, all you’ll need is:

  • A4 piece of white paper
  • Pen or pencil to draw with
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tape - masking tape/sellotape/craft tape

VSS 2021 | Fashion and Textiles | Introduction to repeating textile patterns + Step 1

Hear from students and get an introduction to what a repeating pattern is, how they're used in fashion and get ready to take part in your own repeating pattern challenge.

VSS 2021 | Fashion and Textiles | Introduction to repeating textile patterns — Step 2

Here's a practical demonstration of how to cut up the design, ready to begin repeating your pattern.

VSS 2021 | Fashion and Textiles | Introduction to repeating textile patterns — Step 3

In step 3, we look at a practical demonstration of rearranging and adding to your design.

VSS 2021 | Fashion and Textiles | Introduction to repeating textile patterns — Step 4

In step 4, rearrange your design once more and add the last of your pattern.

VSS 2021 | Fashion and Textiles | Introduction to repeating textile patterns — Finished Design

Take a look at a finished repeated pattern, and consider how you might use yours within fashion and textile design.


Share your repeated pattern

We’d love to see your finished pattern. Snap a photo on your phone, and upload your photo by scanning the QR code below.

Don’t worry, we won’t ask your name, just what school you are at. If you’ve completed this activity at school, perhaps you could vote for the favourite pattern as a class and your teacher can photocopy it to put up on a larger display? Don’t forget to upload a photo of your class repeating pattern!

QR code to share work completed for the repeating patterns task

 


Hear from our students

You can also hear from some of our students about why they chose to study Fashion and Textiles at uni, and what projects they have managed to work on while studying.

Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Portsmouth | Daisy

Find out what it's like to study Fashion and Textile Design at the University of Portsmouth with second-year student Daisy, including what day-to-day life looks like, projects and the future.

Fashion and Textiles at the University of Portsmouth | Maddy Gillespie

Find out what it's like to study Fashion and Textiles at the University of Portsmouth with final-year student Maddy, including what day-to-day life looks like, projects and the future.

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