trackpatternUnderstanding the different facets of pattern writing is important before venturing into the field: are you making quilts, garments, or bags? Can you write and edit copy clearly and what software do you need to create your pattern? Do you want to print or only release digitally? How do you get shops to sell your patterns? These questions will all be answered and dissected in pattern designing classes:

  • how to price patterns
  • printing/distribution
  • understanding fabric substrates
  • organizing trunk shows
  • cross promotion/partnerships
  • basics of e-commerce
  • Adobe Creative Suite basics (InDesign, Photoshop)
  • copyright/legal counsel