Wild Ginger has a free download program called “Wild Things!” that lets you make patterns for hats, wraps, belts, bags, footwear, and pockets. It has a wonderful complete sewing guide for all the patterns you can create. So, why not whip up a sun hat, or a costume cape, some slippers for a Christmas gift, or that yoga mat bag that you know you need! This is a great way to start.
Wild Ginger also has a complete, and reasonably-priced pattern making system called “Pattern Boutique,” as well as, the “Click-and-Sew” pattern making software. If you are interested in good-fitting patterns that allow you to do some designing, too. You need to check this out!