Marker Making That Is Cost Effective And Profitable

The primary goal of marker making is to maximize the use of your fabric – and waste as little fabric as possible. An excellent marker making service…like ours here at Smart Pattern Making…will make it so that most of your fabric is actually used for your design. That means more savings and profits for you!

Our promise (from one professional to another) is this – Our professional marker making services will produce cost-effective markers that will reduce wastage of fabric and increase your profit margin every time you cut your designs.

Our marker making and pattern plotting gurus are ready to help you create all your markers…freeing up your time to do what you do best. We are marker making experts with over 25 years in the apparel and garment industry, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California.

And we are devoted to creating accurate and efficient markers for your business.

Let us get to work on markers for all your designs today!

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What Is Marker Making?

In the apparel industry, a marker maker is a specific stencil that shows how a particular garment piece should be cut from a piece of fabric. The person who arranges the marker is the marker planner – though we call them Marker Maker Gurus.

It's the planner's job to arrange the patterns efficiently. The mantra is – waste as little of the fabric as possible. The percentage of the fabric cut into pieces is called the “fabric yield.” When the yield is high, the arrangement of patterns is called a “tight marker.” And the percentage of the fabric actually used for the garment being produced is called the “fabric utilization.”

Our computer-aided design (CAD) system under the command of our marker making gurus ensures high yields and tight markers on all your projects.

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Our Marker Making Methods

The two most commonly recognized methods of marker making are manual and computerized. In most cases, higher yield and efficiency can be expected using the automated method of marker making.

Our marker makers are so experienced that they can perform better than a computer under some circumstances, depending on the design and quantity of the order. Sometimes the manual method works best for a given order.

Where computerized marker method cannot be beaten is when patterns need to be mass produced quickly…as only a CAD system can. The other advantage of the computerized method is that the markers can be digitally stored for future use, avoiding the necessity of reinventing the marker.

It just so happens, we can employ either method, depending on which one makes the most sense for your order.

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Marker Making Efficiency In 3 Simple Steps

Our marker makers are skilled at both automatic marker making and manual marker making. We typically use a CAD system to calculate the area of your pattern pieces…but combined with knowledge of the manual process our marker makers have a keen eye to make the marker process that much more efficient.

How do we do it? Combined with one-of-a-kind expertise…

  1. First, we calculate the total area of the pattern pieces.
  2. Next, we calculate the total area of the marker.
  3. Divide the total area of the pattern pieces by the total area of marker, and that gives us our efficiency. The goal is always to get that as close to 100% as humanly possible.

[Easy Step To Marker Making Efficiency For Your Patterns]


Marker Making Service For Shirts

When it comes to marker making, this is one area where we can definitely save you time and money. We can mark your shirts and tops patterns more efficiently than anyone. That means a minimum of wasted material and higher profits for you.

Let our team of experienced marker makers deliver a high fabric yield and efficiency for all your shirt patterns. We maximize the amount of fabric in your shirt design utilizing tried and true methods that we have developed over the last 25 years and counting.

Go to our order page, and we can get started right away on your marker and plotting order for your shirt patterns.

[Marker Making For Your Shirt Patterns]

Pants Marker Making

Check out all our great deals and prices for marker making services that we offer. Send us your designs and patterns for pants. We’ll arrange the markers of your pants patterns to maximize yield and minimize waste.

You'll choose how many yards and pieces you need. Our rates are competitive. The difference with us is that you’ll get excellent service and the best results.

Best results are achieved by expertly laying out your patterns on the marker in a way that little fabric as possible is wasted. The big, main pieces go on the marker first. Then we fill in the smaller pieces in the open spaces between the big pattern pieces. Then we calculate the efficiency of the marker. We’ll keep working it until we have achieved maximum marker efficiency.

Once the markers are complete, then we ship those to you so you can get to work at the cutting table. Or, if you prefer, we can take it to the next step in the process for you.

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Skirts Marker Making

So, you have your skirt designed and the pattern pieces ready for the next step in production.

In the order process, we’ll make it easy for you to tell us how many times you want a size marked…select how you want us to lay all your pattern pieces in your marker – one way to single size marker…select what kind of fabric the patterns will be used with…select marker making cuttable width…then you upload your ZIP or DXF files to create the marker for your skirt.

And we are always here to assist you every step of the way.

Making markers for skirts – or any other garment for that matter – is like putting together a complicated puzzle. As a marker maker, you develop a keen eye for how to put patterns together to produce the highest fabric yield. You definitely get better at it over time. You can’t replace experience.

Our pool of talent is one of the things that makes us unique. We have a lot of experience in our shop.

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Dresses Marker Making

Marker making is as much an art as it is a science. Therefore, it makes a difference who is doing the marker making and planning for your dresses and other garments.

Our planners will arrange your dress designs with efficiency in mind – wasting very little of your dress fabric in the process. Our marker planners will produce tight markers for your dress designs every time. Hire us, and you can rest assured that the maximum amount of your fabric will actually be used in your dresses…and not end up in the trash bin.

Creating tight makers is a challenge – one we are up for. Whether we are using a CAD system to make your markers or doing it by hand, we'll deliver the best results.

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Bikinis Marker Making

Fabric accounts for 70% of the costs of any given garment. Fabric for bikinis is no exception. How that fabric is marked for your bikini patterns has a direct effect on your bottom line.

Good marker making depends on many factors, like the optimal placing of bikini patterns on the marker and the design requirements. Fabric characteristics also figure into pattern placement. Every order is different.  No worries! Our marker making gurus know precisely what to do with any kind of order…even your new order for markers for your one-of-a-kind bikini.  

[Achieve Maximum Fabric Yield And Efficiency With Smart Pattern Making Marker Services]

Please be sure to check out all the other services we offer like, Pattern Making, Pattern Digitization, Pattern Grading, Marker Plotting, and DXF Converting, Pattern Alterations, and Business Strategy Consultation…all necessary components to a successful apparel and garment business.


Marker Making Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s


What is a marker?

In apparel industry a marker is a blueprint containing all your pattern pieces and used in the cutting process to maximize fabric consumption. A marker will allow you to know exactly how many yards of fabric you need to buy to cut for example 1000 pair of jeans.

How do I calculate the total amount of sizes that I need in my marker?

Example: If you need to create a marker for the 4 sizes you have and want to mark 

each size in 4 different fabrics (SELF) (LINING) (FUSING) (CONTRAST)

just multiply your sizes in this example 4 by the number of fabrics you will be

marking each size on in this case 4 fabrics so the formula should be: 


What makes us the best go-to resource for all of your garment-apparel needs?

  • We’re are an all-inclusive garment business platform – a one-stop shop! There's no need to be dashing around, trying to coordinate multiple garment and apparel services.
  • We’ll save you money and time. Our services are specifically tailored for those who want to bring a design to production but don't have the huge budget to pay a bunch of salaries reaching into the thousands of dollars.
  • We have all the tools and technology right here at your disposal to get your fashion products developed and out into the world.
  • Other businesses similar to ours offer static, one-size-fits-all services. Our services and products are designed and developed with the specific, individual needs of our customers in mind. You can count on us to deliver personalized attention to hone in on your particular garment and apparel needs, pre-production and beyond…

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