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TOURS
To TOUR F.A.B.R.I.C. click on TOURS & CLASSES. Scroll down to our scheduling app below and you'll see the option on the left under the LabelHorde logo. 
We give tours on Mondays at 4pm and Fridays at 10am. 
ONE-ON-ONE EDUCATION
Learn fashion skills on your own time with a one-on-one lesson or consultation. Click "BOOK APPOINTMENT" below. Most of our education is on a one-on-one basis. This is what makes us different from a school.
 
GROUP CLASSES
Or take a class with a group of like-minded people on a pre-determined day/time. Click on "TOURS & CLASSES" below to see a list and sign up for the current classes that are offered.
MEETING
Please note: Select the "Meet With Us" option ONLY if you've been given permission. As much as we would love to meet one-on-one with every person, there isn't enough time in they day so we've created a process. Step 1 for almost anyone coming to FABRIC is to take a Tour of FABRIC to learn all about what we do and how we can help you first. See TOURS above for more info. If you absolutely cannot make it to our scheduled tour days, let us know. Contact us HERE
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Tours

SUGGESTED CLASS LIST

Didn't go to design school and want to start a clothing line? Learn the core skills on your own time in the facility that provides everything you need to then design and manufacture your product..

NOTE: Each sub lesson is approximately one hour @ $35/hour for most classes with the exception of all pattern making and grading classes which are $60/hour or more. Exception: Fashion Business Start Up Consultation is $300.

 

FAST TRACK

SUGGESTED CLASSES FOR DESIGNERS/BRANDS WHO WANT TO DESIGN AND HIRE A MANUFACTURER TO MAKE MULTIPLES

1 class @ $300

Approximately 3 classes @ $35= $105

 

Design Development and Manufacturing Private Consultation

How to develop and manufacture a sew product. An introduction to design, tech packs, costing and production

 

Technical flats hand drawn 

              Woven button down top or Jean

             

Measurement specifications

              Specing a button down shirt or specing a jean

 

Textiles and sourcing

              Fibers, yarns, textiles (knits and wovens), sourcing

 

 

INVESTED LEARNING

SUGGESTED CLASSES FOR DESIGNERS/BRANDS WHO WANT TO DESIGN AND HIRE A MANUFACTURER TO MAKE MULTIPLES
1 class at $300

Approximately 40 classes @ $35 = $1400

 

Design Development and Manufacturing Consultation

How to develop and manufacture a sew product. An introduction to design, tech packs, costing and production.

 

Basic Garment Construction (prerequisite: basic sewing)

              Pattern overview (sloper pattern pieces), Seam allowances, Shaping (darts and shaping seams), pattern cutting

              Pattern assembly (using paper pattern)

              Garment cutting

              Garment assembly (using fabric)

 

Technical flats hand drawn 

              Woven button down top

              Blazer/sport coat

              Knit top

              Jean

              Knit full skirt

              Woven fitted skirt

              Woven fitted dress

              Leggings

             

Technical flats in CAD (Adobe Illustrator) (prerequisite: Technical flats hand drawn)

              Adobe Illustrator overview

              File types and sizes

              Layers

              Tools and short cuts

              Brushes, effects and mirror image

              Create woven button down

              Create jean

             

Measurement specifications

              Specing a button down shirt

              Specing a jean

 

Textiles and sourcing

              Fibers, yarns, textiles (knits and wovens), sourcing

 

Tech packs and production forms

              Design specs, vendor sheets, fabric/trim sheets, color components, spec sheets, grading/marking tickets, cutting tickets, sewing contracts, cost sheets

 

Costing (pre-requisite: Tech packs and production forms)

              Working with tech pack documents to cost a garment and figure cost, wholesale, retail price.

 

Basic Sewing

              Machine parts, threading, tension, fabric selection, stitch types

              Sewing straight, curved and corners

              Seams (plain seam, top stitch, welt seam, French seam, flat felled seam)

              Hems (plain hem, invisible hem, narrow rolled hem)

              Darts (basic, contoured and fisheye)

              Curved seams (concaved to convex, princess)

              Ruffles

              Pleats and tucks

              Facings

              Zippers (centered, exposed, lapped, invisible)

              Sleeves (set in, budget)

              Using a serger

              Using a pattern to construct a garment

              Cutting a garment from a pattern

              Sewing a woven button down PJ top (2-3 sessions)

              Sewing a woven draw string PJ bottom (2-3 sessions)

 

ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED CLASSES FOR DESIGNERS/BRANDS WHO WANT TO MAKE THEIR OWN GARMENTS (EX: CUSTOM DESIGNS, ONE-OF-A-KINDS, COSTUMES, ETC…)

Approximately 6 classes at $35 =$210

Approximately 60 classes at $60= $3600            

Using industrial sewing machines and cutting machines (prerequisite: basic sewing on domestic single needle and serger/overlock)

Industrial single needle parts, threading, changing needles/feet, tension

Industrial serger/overlock parts and threading

Industrial serger/overlock changing needles, tension, stitch type

Industrial coverstitch parts and threading

Industrial coverstitch tension and needles

Industrial coverstitch stitch types

 

Basic pattern making woven tops (prerequisite: basic garment construction, technical flats, measurement specs, textiles and sourcing, basic sewing)

Tools, sloper concept, body measurements vs garment ease, grainlines

Drafting bodice sloper (2 sessions)

Truing and balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Seam allowance

Drafting a sleeve sloper

Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Dart manipulation of bodice (slash/spread method, pivot method) (2 sessions)

Fit/style manipulation of bodice and sleeve (2 sessions)

 

Basic pattern making woven bottoms (prerequisites: basic garment construction, technical flats, measurement specs, textiles and sourcing, basic sewing, basic pattern making woven tops)

Drafting a pant sloper (2 sessions)

Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Dart manipulation of pant (slash/spread method, pivot method) (2 sessions)

Fit/style manipulation of pant (2 sessions)

Drafting a skirt sloper

Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Dart manipulation of skirt (slash/spread method, pivot method) (2 sessions)

Fit/style manipulation of skirt (2 sessions)

 

Basic pattern making knit tops (prerequisite: basic garment construction, technical flats, measurement specs, textiles and sourcing, basic sewing, woven tops pattern making)

              Tools, sloper concept, body measurements vs garment ease, negative ease, stretch, grainlines

              Drafting bodice sloper (2 sessions)

              Truing and balance

              Pattern markings, seam allowance

              Seam allowance

              Drafting a sleeve sloper

              Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

              Fit/style manipulation of bodice and sleeve (2 sessions)

 

 

Basic pattern making knit bottoms (prerequisites: basic garment construction, technical flats, measurement specs, textiles and sourcing, basic sewing, basic pattern making knit bottoms)

Drafting a pant sloper (2 sessions)

Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Fit/style manipulation of pant (2 sessions)

Drafting a skirt sloper

Truing, balance

Pattern markings, seam allowance

Fit/style manipulation of skirt (2 sessions)

             

Production ready patterns

Seam allowances and notches

Cutting manila pieces

Construction markings and labeling pattern pieces for production

Pattern cards

             

CAD pattern making

              TBD

 

Basic Grading

              Grading concepts, grade rules, grain line, using the grading ruler, x/y axis

              Grading a bodice sloper

              Grading a sleeve sloper

              Grading a pant sloper

              Grading a skirt sloper

LabelHorde is a directory of fashion businesses operating outside of typical fashion industry cities.

It is also part of AZ's fashion incubator building F.A.B.R.I.C. offering fashion education, design services, business incubation/acceleration, consulting, design studio, fashion supplies, co-working, apparel manufacturing, events and more. 

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