If you'd like to get started, I'd suggest video #42 & #43 on my Youtube Playlist,

"Islamic Geometry - How to draw Islamic Geometric Patterns" 

The constructions are straightforward and give you sense of the design involved in one corner of this complex world of varying patterns.

If you'd like to work through my video Tutorials in a systematic fashion, then below you can find them organised by family of symmetry.

I have other videos on Youtube organised into playlists:

Painting Techniques

Drawing Techniques

Islam Channel Kids TV

Islamic Geometry Documentries

A Moroccan Motif - with two different proportions: Tutorials #1 and #2

Fourfold and Eightfold patterns.

Tutorials: #3, #4, #5, #7, #10, #11, #12, #14, #16, #17, #18, #21, #22, #27, #28, #29, #30, #33, #34, #37, #40, #41

The unit tile for these patterns is a square. So they can be easily tiled using tracing paper or using the Archimedes Sand reckonor diagrams below:

Tutorials #16, #17, #18

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Sixfold patterns.

Tutorials: #6, #9, #20, #23, #32, #35, #36, #42, #43

These patterns are based on a grid of circles.If you'd like to use a prepared circular grid paper, download it here

Twelvefold patterns

Tutorials: #15, #19, #26,#31, #38, #39

Tiling twelvefold patterns isn't straightforward as there will be spaces inbetween that need to be filled in a balanced and proportionate way.

 

More to follow on this.

Fivefold and Tenfold patterns

Tutorials: #8, #13, #24, #25

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