9 Basic Fashion Designer Tools You Need.

9 BASIC FASHION DESIGNER TOOLS

Every aspiring fashion designer or someone with an interest in fashion needs the following tools when starting out;

1. Draping tools: A pair of scissors (for cutting) and tape measure (To measure fabric and body measurements).

9 BASIC FASHION DESIGNER TOOLS

2. A Sketch Book or/and Sketchpad: For penning down your creative ideas

9 BASIC FASHION DESIGNER TOOLS

3. A Sewing machine.

9 BASIC FASHION DESIGNER TOOLS

4. Dress form: A dress form is a three-dimensional model of the torso used for fitting clothing that is being designed or sewed. When making a piece of clothing, it can be put on the dress form so one can see the fit and drape of the garment as it would appear on a body, and make adjustments or alterations.

Prototype Making

5.Fashion art tools : Tools such as pencil, erasers, watercolor, markers etc

Fashion Art Tools

6. Sewing tools (needles, threads)

7. Fabrics (Patterns, solids, specialty fabrics)

Fabric sourcing

8. Pattern making tools:

– White or brown pattern paper,

– Dress maker tracing paper,

– Tracing wheel,

– French curve.

Pattern Making

9. Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Gelhar

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How many items can you tick off this list?

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