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Welcome to Valentina wiki!

Valentina is open source patternmaking software. You have the right to use, sell, share, and distribute your patterns in any way you wish.
Valentina is available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. Download from the VALENTINA WEBSITE.
We hope you will find here all the information that you need to start using Valentina to create sewing patterns.
If you have questions, submit them on our active, friendly FORUM.

What is Valentina?

Valentina lets you create shareable custom-sized digital patterns using traditional patternmaking formulas.
Create measurement files for yourself and others with our daughter application TAPE.
You can also create multisize (standard) tables.

Here's the workflow:

  1. Open or create a Valentina pattern file.
  2. Open or create a Tape measurement file.
  3. Create points, lines, curves, circles, and arcs using your formulas to create your initial drafts.
  4. Create outlines of pattern pieces. These are called 'Workpieces'.
  5. Enter Detail mode, then add seam allowances, letters, labels, grainlines, passmarks, cutting instructions, and internal paths/lines/curves to your Workpieces. Also, you can combine Workpieces, and select which workpieces will be included in your layout image.
  6. Enter Layout mode, then create a large layout image to contain all of your selected finished Workpieces.
  7. Print your large layout image to your large format printer or plotter. OR, print your large layout image as a tiled PDF to your desktop A4 or Letter printer.

User information

Section for Valentina common users.

General information

Information here is dedicated to all Valentina wiki readers.

Advanced Topics in Valentina

Implementing Pattern Systems with Valentina

  1. Pattern Systems

Advanced Patternmaking with Valentina

  1. Overview
  2. Wovens
    1. Block Patterns
    2. Tops, Shirts, Blouses
    3. Sleeves
    4. Jackets, Coats
    5. Skirts
    6. Pants, Jeans, Trousers, Overalls, Jumpsuits
  3. Knits
    1. Loose Fitting Knits
    2. Close Fitting Knits
    3. Tight Fitting Knits
  4. Underwear & Lingerie
  5. Corsets
  6. Sports, dance and "Active" Wear.

Historical Costume Patternmaking with Valentina

If you would like to contribute to this section, by all means do! This is a wiki, after all. YOU create the content.

Developer information

Information here is to assist developers.

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