How Much Does UK Sampling Cost ?
Sampling costs are a big part of any small fashion brands budget. Samples can cost anything from twice to five times the production price. As a very rough guide, a sample may cost £80 – £300 for a ladies blouse. A tailored jacket sample may cost £200 – £400.
Those prices dont account for making the pattern. That topic is covered more in our page on garment sample development if you would like a fuller understanding of the subject.
If you are starting a clothing brand, you will have to create samples for each style before production. You wont be able to get an accurate production quote before sampling.
There are many different types of samples. Pleas refer to our page on sampling for more information.
Where Do I Go For Samples ?
If you need to get samples made, you have three alternatives. You could go to a freelance sample machinist, an alterations tailor, or a one-stop-shop like The London Pattern Cutter.
Why Does Sampling Cost So Much ?
If you want professional clothing samples, you need to go to the experts. There are some very goofd freelance sample machinsists, but they do not generally cut patterns.