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Pattern-making

Bring ideas to life

In the fashion and apparel industry, a pattern is the first step in translating an idea to reality. A pattern consists of templates for each piece of the garment. These templates are used to cut fabric to be assembled with sewing machines.

Digital patterns are developed on a computer using an apparel CAD software. Digital patterns are more accurate and precise than paper patterns, reducing human error in the construction of the garment. They can be emailed, rather than shipped to a manufacturer, which is a huge cost benefit especially when working with overseas vendors. Digital patterns become digital assets that can be used many times over as a reference or starting point for new styles.

TUKAcad is a fashion CAD software designed for pattern-makers by pattern-makers. It includes audio/video help for every tool so even the most computer-shy pattern-maker can learn how to create digital patterns.

Fashion businesses may have an in-house or freelance pattern-maker whose job is to create templates for each garment. For those who do not have access to a pattern-maker, TUKAweb offers digital pattern-making services using TUKAcad. Whether starting from scratch or modifying an existing pattern, our fashion experts are ready to bring ideas to life.

To get started with a new pattern, you'll need:

  • Reference Image/Sketch
  • Measurement Specifications
  • OR

  • Tech Pack

To modify an existing pattern, you'll need:

  • Reference Pattern File/s
  • Cutter's Must / Piece List
  • Reference Image/Sketch
  • Measurement Specifications
  • OR

  • Tech Pack

You may use your own format, or one of our templates:


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