I’m excited to join the community here at Seamly Patterns Forum - Seamly Patterns Forum!
My name is Will, and I’ve been running a small upholstery business for the past seven years.
I have been sewing for 15-16 years, I starting with my grandma who taught me how to sew when I was about 17 years old. I wanted to build tactical paintball gear as a product, So my grandma was nice enough to teach me how to sew on her pfaff 1222e domestic sewing machine. She passed about 2 years later so I really cherish the time I got to spend with her.
While I have gained a lot of hands-on experience in the industry, I have no formal sewing education. I am always eager to learn new things and improve my skills, which is why I’m interested in transitioning to digital patterning. I believe this would help increase my workflow and improve the quality of my work.
I joined this forum because I would like to know more about the applicability of the software to my industry and how I can best utilize it. I’m also looking for resources that can help me learn more about the software and how to use it effectively.
The types of projects that I do in my shop are Cars, Boats interiors and covers Home furnishing Furniture’s and Furniture restoration
80% of my work is upholstered in fabric.
I’ve decided to transition to digital patterning because, I have a few cnc machines that I use for wood frames and I’d like to be able to store my patterns digitally, right now I have been using chipboard to make my patterns, while this works I think I need to keep looking at better ways to do things.
I have looked into products like Optitrex or Exactflat. but I am hesitant to spend $7500-$90,000 on a product that I may or may not use.
I just thought I would get your opinions on this software and see if the user group thinks this software would be applicable for my work and industry.
I’m excited to connect with others in the community and learn from their experiences. Thank you for having me!