Pattern Designing Services
You can be a fashion designer with UpCraft Club! Start with a sketch or a description of your idea and we can bring it to life as a sewing pattern under your own brand name! There's no need to try to learn pattern making yourself because our expert team can do the work for you! The same pattern makers who bring gorgeous ready-to-wear garments to life for brands like lululemon and BCBG can now work for YOU!
Have you already published your own patterns and want to find a way to publish more faster? We can help with any part of the process from drafting to grading to instructions and testing. Our team can take on as little or as much as you'd like to let you focus on your favorite parts of the pattern process.
So how does it work? And how much does it cost? Below is information about each piece of the process. Ready to get started or have specific questions? Contact us and tell us about your pattern.
Here's an example of a custom pattern that UpCraft Club worked on in collaboration with Rachel of House of Pinheiro. This pattern began as a sketch submitted by Rachel and UpCraft Club did all of the drafting, grading, pattern layout, instructions and page design, and we ran the testing process. The end result is a gorgeous pattern that Rachel can be proud of and that will provide an income for her through her pattern sales.
Here is the initial sketch:
And the final result...the Everyday Blouse modern PDF sewing pattern:
Pattern Service Prices
Drafting: $50 for each pattern piece.
You submit your design and we can bring it to life using a sewn sample, pictures of what you want, or even a sketch.
Digitizing & Grading: $50 per graded size (up to 10 pattern pieces).
You submit your paper pattern and advise the size range you need and we will send you your pattern graded, all sizes with a solid black line, with pattern pieces labeled and nested together on a tiled PDF file.
Layering: $200 for a pattern (up to 10 pattern pieces).
If you would like to upgrade to a layered, tiled pattern, you can. This includes each size on a different layer, different stroke and color for each size. Pattern pieces are labeled and nested together on a tiled PDF file.
Copyshop version: $50
Pattern will be laid out on A0 pages in black and white as a PDF file.
Pattern Tutorial and Sewing Instructions: One time - $100 set fee, then $25 per page.
Pattern Tutorials include: Clickable Table of Contents, Size Chart, Fabric/Trim Charts, Print Chart, Cutting Layouts, Clickable Glossary, Illustrated Sewing Instructions and an Abbreviated Sewing Tutorial.
We can run the testing process with our network of skilled testers.
File Format: The completed pattern files will be sent to you in AI format as well as in PDF downloadable format for ease of use by your customers and will be printable on US letter and A4 paper.
Selling: You can sell your pattern wherever you like (your own site, Etsy, etc.) All patterns worked on by UpCraft Club will also be sold through UpCraft Club according to our normal consignment agreement (50% royalty split to designer for web sales and 25% when sold through retailers). The first two days of release we request to be able to exclusively launch the pattern on UpCraft Club. If you would like to continue to sell exclusively on UpCraft Club after the initial pattern launch, you will receive a 10% discount off of the entire cost of our pattern services.
Contact us now so we can get started on your pattern!