What Goes in a Tech Pack? Tutorial by {Sew Heidi}

What Goes in a Tech Pack?

October 18, 2016

A tech pack is the blueprint to get your garment manufactured…which sounds simple enough until you sit down and try to put it all together. The amount of details you need to spec become overwhelming. How much info is enough? Should you create it in Illustrator? Where do you put certain things?

To start, let’s look at a quick overview of a basic tech pack, which includes these essential parts:

  • Tech Sketches
  • BOM (Bill of Materials)
  • Colorways
  • Graded Spec w/ POMs (points of measure)
  • Comments Section for: Protos, Samples, Etc

But how do you know information goes in each section? This is exactly what we covered in last week’s episode of The Successful Fashion Designer Live Show.

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Here is what you will learn in the video:

  • What exactly is a tech pack: (09:27)
  • Why you have to track any changes you make to your tech pack (and how to do this):  (15:15)
  • What is a BOM: (20:05)
  • The easiest way to transfer images from Illustrator to Excel: (21:09)
  • How to ensure your product is made correctly (hint: a detailed tech pack): (36:52)
  • How to easily track changes in your tech pack: (53:28)

Get the free tech pack template to follow along and then watch the video below:


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