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How to Prepare Your Garments for Sample Making

Sample making marks the first time your initial designs transition into prototypes you can touch and adjust.


While you can tweak a sample until it becomes the perfect prototype, you must do everything possible to prepare your garments for the initial manufacturing. It’s how you can ensure minimal sample adjustment and timeline adjustment.


You can also save yourself all the DIY work by recruiting sample making at Quick Fuse.


Alternatively, keep reading to prepare your fabrics until they make the perfect sample.


Finalize Your Design Concept and Gather Materials

Before making samples, ensure your design concept is fully conceptualized. This involves creating detailed sketches, technical drawings, and specifications for fabric, color, and construction.


Once your design concept is solidified, gather all the necessary materials and supplies for the sample. This includes fabric swatches, trims, notions, zippers, buttons, and other components specific to your design.


We can help you source these materials, so you don’t have to bother ensuring you have ample quantities of each material to complete the sample.


Make a Pattern, Cut the Fabric, and Organize the Components

If you possess a pattern for your design, ensure it is adequately prepared and graded for sample making NJ.


If you have hired our pattern making services for this task, review the resulting pattern for accuracy and make any necessary adjustments.


After finalizing the pattern, cut the fabric and trim according to the pattern pieces. You can DIY this step or hire our fabric-cutting service to skip it entirely.


When DIYing, pay attention to grainlines, pattern placement, and directional prints or textures. Use sharp scissors or a rotary cutter to ensure clean cuts. Organize all the components of your garment, including fabric pieces, trim, and notions.


Label each component clearly with its corresponding pattern piece and any additional information, such as fabric type or color. This will help keep everything organized and facilitate assembly during sample making.


Assemble the Sample, Test Fit, and Make Adjustments

Once you have organized and prepared your garments, assemble the sample according to the design specifications. Follow the assembly instructions carefully, paying attention to seam allowances, stitching techniques, and finishing details. Take your time to execute each step correctly.


Once you have assembled the sample, test fit it on a dress form or fit model. Evaluate the garment's fit, proportion, and overall look and make necessary adjustments or alterations. This may involve tweaking the pattern, modifying seam placements, or adjusting design elements for better balance and functionality.

A Metallic Dress Form to Prepare Garments During Pre-production


Evaluate, Refine, Document, and Record

After testing the fit and making adjustments, evaluate the sample as a whole and identify any areas that may need further tweaks. This could include fine-tuning the neckline, sleeve length, or hemline and assessing the overall construction and finishing. Make any final adjustments to ensure the sample meets your standards of quality and craftsmanship.


Throughout the sample making NJ process, document and record all the details and specifications of your garment. This includes pattern revisions, fabric choices, construction techniques, and other relevant information. Keeping detailed records will serve as a reference for future production runs and help maintain consistency and accuracy in your designs.


Cut No Corners: Recruit Our Sample Making Services in New Jersey

Doing it yourself can be long and tedious, so why not hire a professional?


Quick Fuse offers an experienced team and state-of-the-art machinery for those seeking professional sample making assistance. We have maintained the highest quality standards throughout our 30 years in the industry and made timely deliveries when entrusted with various apparel production tasks


Trust us to prepare your garments for sample making and take the next step toward bringing your designs to life.


Drop us a message for further assistance.

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