Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Patterns for Designing and Sewing Clothing

The apparel industry has pattern makers to help clothing companies develop and manufacture clothes.  Home sewers also have tools at their disposal.  For example, home sewers can utilize pattern packages that offer simple to very technical sewing patterns.  On Apparel Search, we have offered an area to help you find patterns for home sewing.
The the patterns for home sewing page for more information.

You may also want to check the pattern making supplies section.

If you are not ready to make patterns on your own, you may want to consult with a professional pattern maker.  They will charge a fee, but maybe it will help your project.

By the way, pattern making, paper patterns, sewing clothing, etc., can be discussed in the home sewing group section on the Fashion Industry Network.  You may also want to ask questions to professional pattern makers.

Here are some other helpful home sewing resources:
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear
Sewing for the Home
Romantic Home Sewing: Cottage-Style Projects to Stitch for the Home
Sewing Stylish Home Projects: Over 30 Accessories for Your Home
Bleuette Clothing Patterns, 1905-1916
Sew the Contemporary Wardrobe for 18-Inch Dolls: Complete Instructions & Full-Size Patterns for 35 Clothing and Accessory Items

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