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.
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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.