Interested in manufacturing your first cut and sew collection? In this video we share how to create cut and sew apparel. From streetwear to high-end fashion labels the steps and resources in this video will help make it possible. Book your meeting with Indie Source:

One of the most rewarding things about starting an apparel brand is seeing your sketches become a reality through cut and sew. Keep in mind it can be an overwhelming jump from just designing t-shirts if you don’t know what to expect. Throughout this video we share some of the key steps you should prepare for if you plan on making your own apparel designs. We also share the capabilities of Indie Source a service which can manufacturer your products from start to finish in the USA.

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Step 1: Planning and Development 1:09
During planning and development phase you will figure out your target price points, lead times, the apparel products you are making and the ideal design for them all.

Step 2: Sourcing Fabrics 1:45
Once you figure out exactly what you are creating, the next step is in sourcing the materials you need for your clothing line. By being located in Downtown Los Angeles Indie Source is able to source any fabric you need for manufacturing your designs.

Step 3: Pattern Making 2:54
The patterns are the blueprint to your fashion line and are used to sew the fabrics together to create your designs. It’s important that you start with the best patterns possible, as any mistakes made in this process create problems for your brand in production.

Step 4: Cutting The Fabric 4:55
The next step in the process is cutting the fabrics with the patterns that were created.

Step 5: Sewing Your Samples 5:26
The sampling process brings your streetwear, product or fashion line to life. A small team is in charge of making this happen.

Step 6: Fitting The Product 7:18
During the fitting process the pattern maker and project manager take notes based on the feedback from the clothing designer. The adjustments are made before it goes to production. You may have to go through numerous fittings before you approve it for manufacturing.

Step 6.5: Pattern Grading and Marking
This is a step we missed during the shoot, but is a key element to the manufacturing of your clothing designs. During pattern grading your base size is turned into additional sizes. This means they will make small, medium, large, x-large, XXL etc. Once those patterns are made they are then organized on the fabrics you chose in a way that will fit as many pieces onto the space as possible (marking).

Step 7: Production 9:24
The production process involves mass cutting and sewing of your clothing line. This makes it possible to deliver thousands of units in a short amount of time.

Step 8: Quality Control 9:35
Once the mass cutting and sewing is completed they are inspected to ensure you get the best product possible.

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About This Video:
Cut and sew manufacturing can be expensive and very complicated if not approached correctly and in this video, we share a resource located in downtown Los Angeles which does sewing for major streetwear and fashion brands all over the nation. So if you’ve been interested in starting a clothing line, you’ll now be able to make it a reality.