Repeating Geometric Patterns

Watch how to create chic repeat patterns with simple shapes

Repeating geometric patterns can look complex and tedious, but they can easily be one of the most enjoyable and simplest processes once you know how to do it. Check out this quick lesson from Brooklyn-based artist and textile designer Amelie Mancini to learn how to make your own!

Creating a repeat pattern is only the first step. In her class on how to sketch a geometric design, Amelie offers some ideas on how to apply these patterns in everyday objects. Enroll in her quick 15-minute class to dive further into this project while you're at it. Don't forget to post your final piece on the Project Gallery! 


Transcript:

Materials Needed

  • Ruler
  • No. 2 pencil
  • Grid/Graph paper
  • Parchment paper 
  • Craft knife 

Steps

1.  Draw a square
2. Within that squared framework, use lines and simple shapes to create your own design
3. Fill in various shapes
4. Trace on parchment paper
5. Make multiple copies and cut them out
6. Lay the copies and rotate them to experiment with different patterns
7. Glue the completed pattern on your notebook, pad, etc.