Pattern Design Workflow


With the hustle and bustle of creating a new design, we sometimes miss a step. I know I do!

To avoid missing one of those precious steps, I follow a step by step checklist. This ensures that I don’t forget anything along the way, from drawing up my initial idea to the final draft of the pattern, there’s a hefty list of tasks that need to be done to get you from point A to point B.

I utilize Trello and have a “new pattern template” that contains all the checklists I use for pattern designing – which includes the one below as well as the pattern launch strategy. I just make a “copy” of that board for each design and start plucking away at all the tasks that go into a design. I’m a fan of keeping things as digital as possible, plus it updates on all my devices so I can access it anywhere.

Alternatively, you could print out the checklists when you get an idea and begin working my way through it. This will not only help to stay on task but ensure a high quality of work is going into each design and staying consistent from pattern to pattern.


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