Tailoring Guide 1 450 WotLK 3.3.5a
  • Author: Furious
  • Date: December 20, 2019
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

In WoW, Tailoring is one of the most useful professions for cloth wearers of any class. It involves turning the cloth you lot from mobs throughout Azeroth into high-powered gear like Spellslinger’s Slippers and Royal Moonshroud Robe. In TBC, Blizzard also added Embroidery, which are Tailor specific enchants, like Sapphire Spellthread, that can greatly increase the stats on gear. Like Engineers, Tailors also make profession specific mounts, like the Frosty Flying Carpet.

Because Tailoring uses loot dropped from monsters, there is no explicit gathering profession that it is paired with. Instead, players usually choose to level Enchanting coterminously, disenchanting the excess gear for dusts and essences. There are also no items required to purchase in order to start leveling, so once you train in Apprentice, you can immediately begin!

Training Tailoring

Old World

Like most professions, trainers in any major capital can start you off by teaching you Apprentice Tailoring, and you can return to them until you reach Artisan.


Once you cross into Outland, your Master trainers will be in the first questing area for you faction. The Alliance will need to find Hama at Honor Hold, and the Horde must speak with Dalinna in Thrallmar.

Once you have access to Shattrath, Weaver Aoa of The Aldor and Miralisse of The Scryers are also available to train you.

Specialization (All in Lower City, Shattrath)

In TBC, Blizzard added three Tailoring Specializations, which allow players to choose between expertise with different types of cloth. Like most specializations, however, in WotLK, they lost a significant amount of importance. Each still provides a slight advantage, and they’re discussed in more detail in the last section of this guide. The trainers for them are:


After arriving in Northrend, you’ll find your Grand Master Trainers in your first questing area. For the Alliance, this means finding Darin Goodstitch in Valiance Keep, and for the Horde, Raenah in Warsong Hold will do the same.

*As this is a power leveling guide, however, the most recommended trainer, if you have access to Dalaran, is Charles Worth in the Magus Commerce Exchange. His proximity to the Auction House and the portals able to take you elsewhere to farm are invaluable.

Both factions can also learn from Dustin Vail at the Argent Tournament Grounds.

Types of Cloth

While all the materials for Tailoring can be purchased from the Auction House, it may be more cost-effective at certain points to farm for your own cloth. All cloth drops from humanoid mobs, and the type depends on the mob’s level. Below is a list of zones to farm in:

Required Materials

Old World

Old World and Outland



Leveling Tailoring

Old World

1 – 45: Bolt of Linen Cloth 

45 – 70: Heavy Linen Gloves

After you make enough gloves to reach skill level 50, you can learn Journeyman Tailoring. You can also wait until you’ve finished making them to train as well.

70 – 75: Reinforced Linen Cape

75 – 100: Bolt of Woolen Cloth (craft x45 total)

100 – 110: Simple Kilt

110 – 125: Double-stitched Woolen Shoulders

Once you’ve finished making those spaulders, go train Expert Tailoring.

125 – 145: Bolt of Silk Cloth (craft x190 total)

145 – 160: Azure Silk Hood

160 – 170: Silk Headband

170 – 175: Formal White Shirt

175 – 185: Bolt of Mageweave (craft x99 total)

185 – 200: Crimson Silk Vest

After you’ve hit skill level 200, you should go train Artisan Tailoring.

200 – 215: Crimson Silk Pantaloons

215 – 220: Black Mageweave Leggings

220 – 230: Black Mageweave Gloves

230 – 250: Black Mageweave Headband

250 – 260: Bolt of Runecloth (craft x195 total)

260 – 280: Runecloth Belt

280 – 295: Runecloth Gloves

From 295 – 300, there are two options. The first is either purchasing or finding Pattern: Runecloth Headband and crafting it for the last 5 levels. The other is heading to Outland and starting on Netherweave bolts sooner. Either is viable.

295 – 300: Runecloth Headband

Once you’ve finished making the headbands, you can cross through the Dark Portal and learn Master Tailoring.


300 – 325: Bolt of Netherweave (craft x145 total) 

Before continuing, you’ll need to go to Lower City in Shattrath and purchase Pattern: Bolt of Imbued Netherweave from Eiin. This is also a great time to pick up Pattern: Netherweave Tunic for the end of this tier.

325 – 335: Bolt of Imbued Netherweave

335 – 345: Netherweave Boots (craft 15x total)

345 – 350: Netherweave Tunic

After you’ve completed crafting your tunics, you’re ready to head to Northrend and finally become a Grand Master!


350 – 375: Bolt of Frostweave (Craft x595 total)

375 – 380: Frostwoven Belt

380 – 385: Frostwoven Boots

385 – 395: Frostwoven Cowl

395 – 400: Duskweave Belt

400 – 405: Bolt of Imbued Frostweave (craft x120 total)

405 – 410: Duskweave Wristwraps

410 – 415: Duskweave Gloves

415 – 425: Duskweave Boots

425 – 440: Frostweave Bag

440 – 450: Any of the following Epic Items (listed in order of least to most materials): 

You can also make Mysterious Bag and Glacial Bag if you have the recipes unlocked from rep rewards, if you have those unlocked already.

And with that, you’ve finished! Keep reading to find out about all of the uses for Tailoring in the Endgame!

Endgame Tailoring


Tailoring has 3 Specializations: Mooncloth, Spellfire, and Shadoweave. While each had specific sets to craft in TBC, Blizzard has changed their purpose in WotLK. Now, they offer you the chance to proc an additional piece of cloth when you craft Moonshroud, Spellweave, or Ebonweave. All of the specialization quests begin from Lower City in Shattrath.

Embroidery, Bags, and Mounts

Blizzard added Embroidery — Tailor specific enchants that cause items to become Soulbond — to diversify Tailoring in TBC. In WotLK, it takes the form of two Spellthread patterns. Each is only available for purchase after reaching Exalted reputation with the necessary faction, and is sold by the respective Quartermasters listed below. The two Embroideries are:

Bags are another vital, and potentially profitable item created by Tailors at all levels. In WotLK, Profession and Class bags got bumped up to 32 slots, and bags for all players were increased to 22. While some of the patterns are available to learn from trainers, there are three that require specific reputation levels to purchase from faction’s Quartermasters. They are:

Like Engineering, Tailoring is able to craft its own mounts: Flying Carpets. Two — the Flying Carpet and the Magnificent Flying Carpet are each taught by trainers, and can be learned once you reach an appropriate skill level. Frosty Flying Carpet, on the other hand, is learned by purchasing Pattern: Frosty Flying Carpet from Frozo the Renowned in Dalaran for 6x Frozen Orb

Raiding Patterns

Like all crafting professions, Tailoring patterns have a small chance to drop (or be purchased) from each of the raiding tiers in WotLK. These patterns create Epic, BoE gear, some of which is BiS or pre-raiding BiS. These items are constantly in high demand and Tailors who know these patterns become incredibly important to raiding groups and guilds or stand to make a good amount of gold from selling their services.


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1 year ago

If you can’t get 20 Knothide Leathers, you can craft 10 more Netherweave Pants and then craft 10 Netherweave Robes to get to 350.

Last edited by Kerub
2 years ago

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2 years ago

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1 year ago

and great guides too.

Last edited by Kici
11 months ago

Black Mageweave Gloves and Headband requires Heavy Silken Thread.

Last edited by Fang
1 year ago

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Last edited by Coolio
1 year ago

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Last edited by Coolio
6 months ago

Quick update, theres no need to craft 190 bolt of silck cloth, 165 should be enough. Don’t make the same mistake i did

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