Fashion Factory: Learning the Garment Production Process

Johnny's Fashion Studio, NY Based Garment Manufacturer

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3 Videos (22m)
    • From Sketch to Pattern

    • Sample Development & Fitting

    • Production


About This Class

A necessary skill for any fashion designer is understanding how your garments are manufactured. While most apparel endeavors may start very DIY, once you write orders and the demand outweighs your ability to supply the products, you will need to take the next step to outsource your manufacturing.


Learning the fashion production process will undoubtedly make you a better designer and business owner. Understanding the developmental steps your garments go through will allow for better communication with the factory, which will of course lead to better final results. 

In this class you will learn the process a garment goes through from sketch to shipment through exclusive videos and materials. Lessons will include features on how factories work with the following:

  • Digital patternmaking
  • Muslin fitting and sample making
  • Fabric & trim sourcing
  • Production forecasting, pricing, and scheduling

Once you finish this class you will have a better understanding about production costs, manufacturing methods, and business to business communication with the factory that is making your products. 

Projects for each video session will allow you to test a template, fit a garment out of your own closet, and forecast to prepare for prouction.

We are happy to work with one designer of our choice from this class to provide them a full package pattern and sample development service for one style of their choosing. That's a $800 - $1000 value at no cost to the designer!

We're also happy to provide a Skillshare discount for any desigenr ready to outsource their pattern and design. Feel free to contact [email protected] for a 15% discount off regular pricing for sample development.


35 of 42 students recommendSee All

Really nice to get to see a sample fitting with a model and possible fixes for some common problems during a fitting
thanks good video
Afrogypsy M.

An entrepreneur, designer and mom of two

Great overview of the production process. Getting to watch an actual fitting was extremely informative. The templates provided and the sequence of events as they occur throughout the production process that were described were also very valuable.





Johnny's Fashion Studio

NY Based Garment Manufacturer

Johnny’s Fashion Studio is a sample & production apparel factory that brings an element of special care and quality workmanship into a fast paced industry. For over 30 years, Johnny’s Fashion Studio has been in business creating a reputation for exquisite clothing held to couture-level design standards upon which the designers he works with have come to rely on his experience.

Johnny brings his years of working in the industry from sample development to full operation manufacturing to help new designers give them the jump start they need. Offering product development advice he is recognized by many upcoming to existing designers.