Design a Fabric Collection: Everything you need to know about designing for the fabric industry.

Kristina Hultkrantz, Illustrator & Surface Pattern Designer

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8 Lessons (49m)
    • 1. Welcome to How to Design a Fabric Collection

    • 2. Your Class Project

    • 3. What is a Fabric Collection

    • 4. Run Through of my Fabric Collection

    • 5. Start Designing Your Collection

    • 6. Building a Collection Part 1

    • 7. Building a Collection Part 2

    • 8. Thank you!

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Project Description


Hello Everyone!

In this class I am so excited to share everything I know about creating a fabric collection. After watching this class you should be confident in converting a collection you’ve already created to suit fabric or start completely from scratch using the information in this class to make the best fabric collection you can.

Project Description:

In this class project you'll be creating a mini fabric collection of your own with 6 prints. 1 main Hero print, 1 Secondary print, and 4 supporter/blender/filler prints.

  1. Gather inspiration for your collection.
  2. Make your first sketches of your collection ideas as a whole.
  3. Sketch out the individual patterns.
  4. Start drawing your motifs for your different patterns.
  5. Build your patterns.
  6. Analyze your collection together to make sure it’s looking good together. 
  7. Make 2 color way options if you would like.
  8. Put your pattern collection on to a presentation sheet with the collection name and colors used, and your contact information.
  9. Now your collection is ready to be shared with the fabric industry. Add it to your portfolio and start sending out your collection preview to fabric companies. Good luck!

I seriously can’t wait to see all of your amazing collections! Feel free to use my project as inspiration but I ask that you try to find your own unique style and never copy my work exactly.

Also please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions, I am of course here to help if you get stuck anywhere along the way.

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I’m very happy to announce a special giveaway that me and my fellow pattern designer Maja Rönnbäck are hosting together in connection with the launch of our newest classes here on Skillshare. To celebrate that we are both releasing our debut fabric collections with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics we have gotten together to host this joint giveaway. In this special giveaway, 2 winners shall be chosen to win a bundle of fabrics from both our fabric collections. The bundle includes a total of ten fat quarters from our collections - five from each. In addition to winning the fabric bundles you will also win a personal review from one of us on your class project. In my class this means a review from me of your collection and in Maja's class this means a review of your colorways. The review will be written personally to you in an e-mail and you can even include any questions that you have for us and we will answer them personally for you. 

To enter the giveaway you need to do the following before Thursday April 4th 2019: 

  1. Enroll in both of our new classes here on Skillshare (Majas class Mastering Colors in Pattern Design: Discover Your Color Style and Kristinas class Design a Fabric Collection: Everything you need to know about designing for the fabric industry.)
  2. Create a class project in one or both of our classes and share it on the project page. If you upload a project in both classes you will double you chances of winning the giveaway
  3. Also as a little bonus, Skillshare is running a giveaway this month. If you post a project in any class you are entered to win 1 year of Skillshare Premium!

There will be 2 winners in this giveaway and the winners will be announced on Friday April 5th by us both on our Instagram stories. (@majaronnbackdesign & @emmakisstina) Good luck!

Thanks so much for taking my class!

XOXO Kristina

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