We've been getting e-mails from students looking for free fashion design software.
Some are interested in getting a fashion degree and want to get an idea of what's involved with fashion CAD before applying to fashion design schools.
Like any other free CAD software programs some are available as trial downloads, in order to give you an idea of the capabilities of the fashion design program.
After evaluating the fashion design program, you can then decide if it's worth it to you to purchase the fashion software.
In our quest to find free fashion design software, we came across three free downloadable trials.
After you have installed one of the free programs, please rate them below to let us know which fashion CAD program you prefer.
Free eTelestia Trial - Online fashion school for pattern making and fashion design for clothing. Download their free trial.
Free Fashion Design Software by Edraw Max - A flexible vector based software program that is more than a just free fashion design software.
In addition to the variety of fashion templates, including hundreds of fashion items, Edraw Max gives novice and business professionals the ability to design various charts, diagrams, presentations and more. Try this clothing design software for free for 30 days.
Computer Aided Fashion Design (CAFD) - This fashion CAD program enables you to design a range of garments.
It also comes with various fashion drawing aids, such as line, free
hand, spray, etc., that are found in other CAD applications.
Free Autodesk 3ds Max - Autodesk, the giant of the CAD software industry, brings you 3ds Max. Used mostly for film and video game development, 3 DS Max is not specifically a fashion design software program. However, it can be used as clothing designer software as well. It may be worth it to fashion students to download the 30 day trial and play with it, to get a feel for a true 3D design program. You can also access Autodesk's flag ship product by visiting here for an AutoCAD free download.
The following fashion CAD programs are not free, however, they are worth a mention for those who may be looking to fashion colleges or an online fashion school.
Optitex - A high end 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional CAD CAM garment design program. It looks like they may have had a free fashion design program trial download at one time, but we could not locate the link.
Digital Fashion Pro - Professional fashion design software that includes your training, the templates and the fabrics. You can learn to design clothing of all types for both men and women.
Browzwear - Fashion CAD software that helps you develop your clothing line by taking you from the visualization concept to fashion merchandising development.
Fashion CAD - Developed by CAD CAM Solutions in Australia, this pattern making fashion software can be used to design various men's, women's and children's clothing apparel.
Fashion Toolbox Design Software - Created entirely for apparel, textile and accessories designers. Comes with movie tutorials and training manual.
Visit here for more information about a career in fashion design.
We hope you found this information helpful. Please use the form below to discuss which free CAD fashion programs you preferred and to let us know if you found another free fashion design software program that we could add to this page.
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Digital Fashion Pro
I am a Textiles teacher working in a Catholic school in Armidale NSW, Australia. Don't know whether you can help me but I am looking for a simple fashion …
Sandbox for fashion designers, try "Smart Designer"
So basically, this is NOT a freeware but I found this software really helpful. It's called 'Smart Designer' made by Korean company name Modern Hightech, …
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Simply put, I have been trying to find a way to buy DFP for years. Every time I'm close it seems like something happens and all that money has to go somewhere …
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i am really into designing my own clothes i do right now and i have been for 6 years i have sold some dresses fro 1000 dollars but i want to create my …
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I tried every single one of them and EDraw is the easiest to download and use, and it's free for 30 days!!!
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I found this link a little while ago. I purchased the Digital Fashion Pro one. I have to say that I like it a lot. Thanks for the help. T. Smith - Fashion …
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I have always dreamed of having my own clothing line, I know that I'm too ambitious but I really feel that this is really the things I have to do. When …
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