Chicago Pattern Making

Chicago Pattern and Sample Making Services

Are you a designer looking for experienced sample making in Chicago? At TEG Intl. we’ve earned our reputation as the fashion industry’s premiere small batch, contract sewing companies for fashion designers and garment brands throughout the U.S. and globally. We provide Chicago’s emerging fashion designers sample making services for their seasonal collections. 

We work with client’s who focus is high-end, seasonal collection apparel. TEG’s Chicago pattern making services are cater for clothing designers and brands that require careful handling for quality and complexity. Our services are for designers looking to test new collections, up-front inventory for online sales, rush orders, installations, or small runs for customer feedback. We are a full service clothing collection development boutique  based throughout major, fashion hub cities in the US, specializing in sample/pattern making specific for Chicago. 
 

Interested in working with us? We take limited clientele seasonally, if you’re interested in working with us please email us.

Apparel Manufacturing and Sewing Services

  • Grading
  • Marking
  • Cutting
  • Production sewing (10-50 pieces per style)
  • Hand Sewing
  • Trimming
  • Packing
  • Special projects and installations
  • Sourcing
  • Project management

Pattern Making and Sample Making Pricing/Packages


Pricing & Packages

Development packages are contracted with a 6-8 week turnaround.  Payment terms are due in full upon contractual signing.  
 
The Test Drive - $3000
Technical design and review meeting with patternmaker
Start to finish project management
2 First patterns
2 First samples
1 Thirty-Minute fitting with patternmaker
1 Round of pattern adjustments
2 Production-ready patterns
2 Duplicates per style (4 samples)
 
The Capsule - $5500
Technical design and review meeting with patternmaker
Start to finish project management
5 First patterns
5 First samples
1 Hour fitting with patternmaker
1 Round of pattern adjustments
5 Production-ready patterns
2 Duplicates per style (10 samples)
 
The Basics - $11,000
Technical design and review meeting with patternmaker
Start to finish project management
10 First patterns
10 First samples
2 Hour fitting with patternmaker
1 Round of pattern adjustments
10 Production-ready patterns
2 Duplicates per style (20 samples)
 
The Collection - $16,500
Technical design and review meeting with patternmaker
Start to finish project management
15 First patterns
15 First samples
2.5 Hour fitting with patternmaker
1 Round of pattern adjustments
2 Duplicates per style (30 samples)
 
Details
All package prices are based on standard designs, with an estimated 4-5 hours of work for each pattern and sample.  A surcharge will be added for complex, draped, or tailored designs in excess of this average amount of hours.  All work is completed on a contractual basis, with a guaranteed schedule agreed-upon, and with payment due in full upon signing.  Production prices may only be provided with a physical sample for review.  Turnaround times are generally 4-8 weeks, and are agreed-upon prior to starting work.  Additional samples are available upon request, for the fee of $200 per sample, for standard designs.  Packages may be built to custom-suit the customer's needs, and pro-rated for the number of styles desired.  Please contact our offices at info@tegintl.com if you have any questions.

Interested in working with us? We take limited clientele seasonally, if you’re interested in working with us please contact us here.


 

Sample Making Services

Our Chicago team works closely with the designer to create a customized program for their collection's unique development and production needs. 


Recent projects include:
Greg Lauren
Banana Republic
Moncler
Bristol LA
Jenni Kayne
Chantel Lauren
Twigs and Honey
Breelayne
Catherine Geer

 

Premier Collection Development Services for Chicago Designers

Clients work directly with our team, to create patterns and samples, with special attention to the details and construction to suit their market.  During the development process, TEG will house all fabrics and trims securely, providing a beautiful workspace for the brand. Following a similar format as TEG's standard development packages, the services have been altered slightly to best-serve these designers' detail and complexity, from concept through small volume production.  

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Small Batch Clothing Manufacturing for The Windy City

Once styles are developed, TEG will provide production costing for 3 different volume levels (1-10 pieces, 10-50 pieces, and 50-100 pieces).  There is a $150 costing fee that will be applied to any production contracts placed.  For active clients, TEG will house the designer's pattern library in its facility.  The designer maintains their inventory of fabrics and trims, and provides the necessary amounts to fulfill each order.  This service works very well for bridal designers fulfilling individual orders, or very small volume of up to 10 pieces per style.

 

About Chicago Illinois 

Not LA, not New York, but distinctly Chicago. The Windy city is known for its brutal winters, and lovely summers. As a result it’s fashion reflects this polarization and dynamic balance between form and functionality. Jess Keys who runs the Chicago fashion Blog, The Golden Girl, summarizes it perfectly:

"I think Chicago style is a little more eclectic—we take inspiration from the trends in New York and L.A., but we don't live or die by them. Our style simply [comes from] what inspires us. Chicagoans tend to do more of their own thing, but above all (in a city that is bitterly cold a good portion of the year), it's about the balance of stylish and practical. I also think Chicago style tends to skew more on the modest side. I mean, we've got those Midwestern values to uphold, after all. ;-)" — Jess Keys

Local Chi-town fashionistas all reference similar findings. They aren’t the boho of LA, or the timeless black pieces of NY, but rather incorporate the midwestern feeling of bold patterns, color, and tasteful experimentation.

"We love NY fashion, where it always feels appropriate to wear all black and to dress to impress. L.A. fashion seems a bit more eclectic and laid-back than Chicago. I would say that Chicago is somewhere in the middle. We definitely dress down compared to NYC, but being located in the Midwest makes us a bit more conservative than L.A. Although we do try to take risks here, the weather does play a huge part in our fashion choices." — Emily DeAngelis
 

About The Evans Group

Drawing on the distinct backgrounds of TEG International's development team, all with extensive experiences in couture.  Together, our craftsmen create the ideal team to allow forward, unique designs, conceptualized by our client's designs. Our commercial sewing services are designed to allow creativity and uniqueness in clothing collections, made locally in Chicago and beautifully by hand.