Tracing a Garment Designer Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Hello All!

We’ve created a short video showing how to move a Garment Designer .PDF into Adobe Illustrator for those users who use both programs and wish to create a vector file from a Garment Designer pattern.

As you may know Garment Designer only saves Garment Designer files and .pdfs of the patterns. Sometimes you may want a vector file of your Garment Pattern for whatever reason and if you have access to Adobe Illustrator and some background Illustrator knowledge, we can show you the simplest way we’ve found to do this. Below is our video where we show you how we accomplished this, essentially we just trace the existing Garment Designer pattern.

If you have done something similar to this, please let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below or by contacting We’d love to hear from you.