Fashion Classes

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Upcoming Classes

Nov 8 - Nov 22

Multi Session, 5 time in-person Tues/Thurs | 2:00p-5:00p

Spec A Garment

Nov 9

Single Session, 1 time in-person Wednesday | 2:00p-5:00p

Basic Fashion Business Planning

Dec 14

Single Session, 1 time in-person Wednesday | 5:00p-6:30p

Certifications & Multi-Session Group Classes

Master skills and earn certificates!

Type of membership Required: FREE MEMBERSHIP
Size: GROUP
Length: MULTIPLE SESSION
Location: IN PERSON AT FABRIC

APPAREL PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE

A MANUFACTURING BOOTCAMP FOR APPAREL ENTREPRENEURS

In this series, you’ll learn how to take your sewn product idea through the entire development and manufacturing process. Learn about tech packs, flats, specs, costing, sample making, patterns, seam types, sourcing, grading, marking, production cutting, production sewing, labeling, licenses, production management, QC, timeline, sustainability, and advanced technology in apparel manufacturing.  More details

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 5 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded*

FREE Member -$699
AE & Student Member -$TBD
(7) 3-hour sessions
Time: TBD
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: TBD

COMING SOON

FASHION DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE

A FASHION DESIGN BOOTCAMP FOR APPAREL ENTREPRENEURS

This crash course is an introduction to the essential skills in fashion design including trend forecasting, price zones, sizing, terminology, understanding garment construction, foundational textile info, print design, fashion illustration, flats, specs, 3D design, intro to sewing, creating a cohesive collection, intro to manufacturing. Ideal for anyone contemplating going to fashion school or starting their own fashion brand without a prior fashion degree or experience. More details

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 4 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$899
AE & Student Member -$TBD
(12) 3-hour sessions
Time: TBD
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: TBD

COMING SOON

DESIGN A PRINTED SKIRT

DEVELOP A PRINTED SKIRT TO ADD TO YOUR OWN BRAND’S COLLECTION

In this series, you’ll design your own print that will be engineered onto FABRIC’s private label full-length skirt pattern, then printed, and sewn. By the end of the series, you’ll have one skirt sample, a 3D version to use for marketing, and everything needed to manufacture more of them under your own brand’s collection as limited drops or even on-demand.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$599
AE & Student Member -$579
(5) 3-hour sessions
Time: 5:30p-8:30p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Tues/Thurs, Nov 8-Nov 22


Single Session Group Classes

Learn the most important fundamentals to start a fashion brand and manufacture clothing

Type of membership Required: FREE MEMBERSHIP
Size: GROUP
Length: (1) SINGLE SESSION
Location: VARIES. SEE EACH CLASS BELOW.

SMALL BATCH DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING

Discover the secrets to small batch manufacturing. Learn your role in production management and QC. How to cost, fill out contracts, source, own your Intellectual Property, and deal with contractors.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 2p-5p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Wed, Oct 12

TEXTILES, TRIMS, AND SOURCING CLASS

Discover where to source low MOQ wholesale fabrics and trims and what info you need to know about the materials you source. Learn basic foundational info about fabrics before sourcing including knits vs. wovens, fiber content, and serviceability.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 2p-5p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Thur, Oct 13

UNDERSTANDING GARMENT CONSTRUCTION

Before you start the design and manufacturing process, you'll need to know some basics about industry patterns, pattern markings, seams, seam allowances, darts, and construction details.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 10a-1p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Mon, Oct 17

TECHNICAL FLATS

Flats are blueprints of a design and are one of the first steps in getting a design manufactured because they show the details needed to make a pattern, sew a sample, and estimate the costs of the product. This class teaches you to draw flats by hand.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: TBD
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: TBD

COMING SOON

COSTING CAMP

How to estimate the cost of your sewn product using a cost sheet. What you can do to make your design cost less. How much money you’ll need to get through development and manufacturing. What you should charge. What affects the cost.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 10a-1p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Sat, Oct 15

SPECS - MEASURING APPAREL

Specs are measurements. Learn to properly measure a garment as it's done in the industry so you can communicate what you want with your contractors and QC (check) your product throughout the development and manufacturing process.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 2p-5p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Wed, 11/2

QUALITY CONTROL

Don’t let human error put you out of business. Learn how to prevent costly issues in manufacturing and your role in checking the accuracy of the pattern, grading, marker, cutting, sewing, and materials.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 2-hour sessions
Time: 4p-7p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Wed, Oct 26

3D VIRTUAL DESIGN

Design virtually in 3D to check the fit, reduce sample costs, test fabric drape, and even show color and print variations of your design on your website without having to sew physical samples of each variation.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: TBD
In Person at FABRIC or Virtual
Next Date: TBD

COMING SOON

BRANDING & DIGITAL MARKETING 101

What you’ll need to know before you hire someone to make a logo, website, or handle social media for you. What you can do yourself. Determining your brand’s voice and visual identity to reach your target audience.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 3-hour sessions
Time: 5:30p-8:30p
In Person at FABRIC
Next Date: Thur, Oct 25

Basic Fashion Business Planning

Basic Fashion Business Planning

Determine the licenses you’ll need to start a clothing brand and manufacture a sewn product. Learn to write a business plan to determine funding needs and viability of your idea. Set up your business entity legally.

**Refundable if canceled at least 24 hours prior to class start. Must have 3 students enrolled or class will be canceled and refunded**

FREE Member -$95
AE & Student Member -$75
(1) 1.5-hour session
Time: 5p-6:30p
In Person at FABRIC or Virtual
Next Date: Wed, Dec 14th


Single Session Private One-on-one Lessons

Learn the most fundamental skills on your own time in a one-on-one setting

Type of membership Required: FREE MEMBERSHIP
Size: JUST YOU (ONE-ON-ONE)
Length: (1) SINGLE SESSION
Location: VARIES AS INDICATED ON CLASS TITLE

Simply log in to your Free Membership Dashboard and click on Live Learning. You'll find our group classes above, and more, offered as one-on-one private lessons. You view the instructor's calendar and choose a date/time that works for you.


Virtual Self-Paced Roadmap

Get down to business. Step-by-step guide with video lessons built in where needed. Go at your own pace.

Type of membership Required: APPAREL ENTREPRENEUR MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP
Size: JUST YOU
Length: YOUR OWN PACE. NO COMMITMENT - CANCEL ANYTIME
Location: VIRTUAL ONLY. YOU WATCH VIDEOS. HIRE EXPERTS AS NEEDED.

The ROADMAP is located in the Apparel Entrepreneur Membership Dashboard and is required if you want to work with FABRIC to make your product. The ROADMAP is a digital platform that includes $70K+ in video lessons, downloadable documents, contracts, tips, instructions, resources, and guidance. If you're in the roadmap, you have access to video versions of many of the classes above at no additional cost so you can learn at your own pace and re-watch them as needed. Learn the secrets to no minimum domestic manufacturing, branding, marketing, business development, and more.

The Roadmap is located within the Apparel Entrepreneur Membership dashboard which costs $350/mo. This membership is also required if you want FABRIC to make your products. FABRIC offers scholarships for this membership.


How to get started

Classes are available to anyone with a FABRIC membership including our FREE Membership level. Sign up as a FREE MEMBER to take live classes. Sign up as an APPAREL ENTREPRENEUR MEMBER to use the Roadmap (and don't forget to apply for a scholarship!).