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Fabric Design with
Illustrator & Photoshop

Learn to create fabric designs using Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop

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Do you dream of having your own artwork printed on fabric so you can sew a garment with a look that’s completely your own? Or have you ever wondered how to set up your designs so you can submit them to a fabric manufacturer?

In this course, you’ll learn exactly how to take your artwork - whether it’s a watercolor painting on paper or a geometric vector image in Illustrator (or anything in between) - and turn it into a repeating pattern ready for fabric printing. You’ll also learn how to apply your patterns to garment line drawings so you can preview how they’ll look on the garment of your choice.

And finally, with more and more companies venturing into garment-friendly fabrics like voiles and knits, quilt fabric manufacturers are ripe for accepting new designers. This course will get you on your way to creating a professional submission and landing a fabric design contract.


Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 5 calendar days of enrolling for a full refund.
What software do I need to complete this course?
You will need Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Although the course material was developed using the CC version, anything from version 4 forward will work with minimal modification.
Do I have to be online to access the material?
Unfortunately, yes. You will need an internet connection to access the material as the videos are not downloadable.
Can I view the course material on my smartphone or tablet?
Yes! The course is completely responsive and will work on any mobile device you choose. You can put your tablet or phone right next to your computer to view the material while you work on the computer, or review lessons on-the-go.
Is there a way to interact with the instructor or fellow students?
Yes! Enrolled students will be granted access to a secret Facebook group with about 500 former and current students eager to chat, provide feedback, answer questions and form partnerships. You can also email your instructor directly or comment on individual lessons if you run into a problem that can't be solved in the Facebook group.
Do I have to have a Wacom tablet (or similar) to complete the course?
Absolutely not! You can use the mouse in the same fashion.
Are the assignments required?
No, but they are provided if you would like to practice the skills you learn in each section.

Your Instructor


Lauren Dahl
Lauren Dahl

Lauren Dahl is the Janome-sponsored sewist and designer behind Baste + Gather blog and sewing patterns. She has 15+ years of experience using and teaching Adobe products, and she teaches courses on digital pattern drafting on BurdaStyle.com and affiliated sites.

Lauren lives with her husband and three young children in Portland, Oregon, and loves to sew, knit and travel. Lauren also has a master’s degree in advertising management from the University of Denver and many years of experience in corporate branding and online marketing. She brings her students a wealth of information both on the technical and marketing sides of the business.



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