When creating a new design, you have two options. You can create it in a stand-alone development environment. Or, you can create it inside (your fork of) the FreeSewing monorepo.
If you are unsure what to pick, go with the stand-alone development environment. It is the best choice for people new to FreeSewing.
Working inside the monorepo is the preferred way of regular contributors, but if you were a regular contributor, you would probably already know this. So when in doubt, go stand-alone. You can always change track later.
To setup the stand-alone development environment, you need NodeJS 18 or higher. Then run:
This command will setup FreeSewing’s stand-alone development environment.
First, fork our monorepo. Then run:
git clone <url to your fork> cd freesewing yarn kickstart yarn new design
These commands will clone your fork of the freesewing/freesewing repository on GitHub and set it up for development.