How to Create a Mesh Repeating Pattern Mock Up in Adobe Illustrator: Successful Fashion Designer Free Tutorial by Sew Heidi

How to Create a Mesh Repeating Pattern in Illustrator

June 07, 2017

It’s easy to create a mesh repeating pattern and add it to your fashion flat sketches – and I’ll show you exactly how in this video tutorial. You will learn:

  • 00:33 Understanding the repeat of a mesh pattern
  • 00:55 Building the repeat tile for your mesh
  • 01:22 How to cut a hole out of your mesh so it’s actually see through using the Shape Builder Tool
  • 02:15 How to create a repeating mesh pattern
  • 02:40 Applying the mesh to your sketch and scaling it to the right size
  • 03:17 How to make the mesh repeat an offset repeat
  • 04:04 How to create spliced mesh panels in your sketch
  • 04:52 How to reflect the the seam lines on your sketch using the Reflect Tool
  • 06:16 How to create color block / mesh panels in your sketch to fill with the mesh pattern
  • 07:47 How to make your mesh pattern tonal so it doesn’t look so stark
  • 08:55 How to quickly convert your sketch from color to black and white


Questions or tutorial ideas? Put them below in the comments!

How to Create a Mesh Repeating Pattern Mock Up in Adobe Illustrator: Successful Fashion Designer Free Tutorial by Sew Heidi
  • Yay! Thanks a lot for this! 🙂

    • Sew Heidi

      You’re welcome 🙂

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