Make your creative idea a reality with this Technical Design/Patternmaker Vendor List. Get production-ready or have a pattern made - from scratch or from an existing sample - for virtually any type of sewn product. Make sure your product is in the right hands to get the perfect result with these experienced vendors.
A Technical Designer helps you turn your sewn product idea into a formal design, the sewing pattern, the technical specs (aka a "Tech Pack"), and a finished sample. They are able to troubleshoot design and construction problems, select the right fabrics and materials, and guide you with sizing and pre-production tasks.
A Patternmaker is someone who just creates the sewing patterns. They can also help with grading, which means adjusting your pattern to fit different sizes. If you have an existing prototype and are clear on your material selection, a patternmaker will help you get production-ready.
The Technical Design/Patternmaker Vendor List includes 20+ design partners in the USA. Use it to make apparel, home goods, bedding and linens, children's and baby products, hair accessories, pet clothing and accessories, and many other soft goods.
This resource contains the following information to help you find a technical designer or patternmaker:
- Vendor name
- Vendor capabilities
- Contact Information
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How do you choose the factories that go on your lists?
We connect with factories in many different ways including in-person visits, industry contacts, trade shows and more. Suppliers do not pay to be included on our lists. Each list is designed to be an all-in-one resource for manufacturing your product idea. It is important to note that vetting a specific supplier for quality, price, and professionalism is ultimately your responsibility. If you need help narrowing down your supplier choices, the Supplier Vetting Checklist is a helpful resource. You can also use the Pre-Production Checklist to ensure you take the right steps prior to production and protect your investment.
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Our lists do not focus on just one country. You will find suppliers from all over the world! We also have a strong focus on small batch manufacturing to serve newer makers.
Another main difference is that our lists have many bonus sublists to help you produce your product completely, including design partners, materials and component suppliers, packaging suppliers and more. Read the description of each list to see what is included.
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