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Freesewing is an open source platform for made-to-measure sewing patterns

This documentation site currently holds documentation for the freesewing core platform. Which means that it is most relevant to developers and designers.

Documentation for makers — how to sew up our patterns and all that — is still hosted on makemypattern.com, the predecessor of this site.

Don't be shy to suggest changes

Freesewing is open source, and so is our documentation. If you see something that needs improvement, you can click the Improve this page button at the very bottom of every page.

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What is freesewing?

What is freesewing?

Oh you're new here? No worries, we can explain what this is in just a few minutes. With bonus origin story.

What is freesewing?
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Click around in our demo and see what happens. We promise you can't break anything.

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For designers

For designers

Curious about what freesewing can do for you as a designer? Learn how you can design your own patterns using our tools.

Documentation for designers
For developers

For developers

Do you care for code? Do you want to learn or help us out? Or are you merely curious about how the sausage gets made?

Documentation for developers

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Contribute to freesewing

Contribute to freesewing

Join the loose-knit team of volunteers who build and run freesewing. Apart from enthusiasm, no special skills are required.

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Join us on Gitter

The freesewing community on Gitter is the best place to ask questions, meet other freesewers, or just hang out and share a laugh.

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