Setting up the development environment
FreeSewing provides a development environment that visualizes your design for you.
To set it up, I will open a terminal and enter the following command:
It will ask if it is ok to install the development environment in a new folder
freesewing. You can accept the default, or pick a different folder name
if you prefer.
It will also ask what package manager you would like to use.
Here too the default (
npm) is fine., unless you are certain you have yarn installed.
After answering these questions, files will be downloaded, dependencies installed, and it will also initialize a git repository for you (if you have git on your system).
This will take a few minutes because the development environment has a number of dependencies that need to be downloaded.
When it’s ready, you can enter the
freesewing directory that was just created and run
npm run dev:
cd freesewing npm run dev
Or if you want to use yarn as package manager:
cd freesewing yarn dev
Now open a browser and go to http://localhost:8000
If all goes well, we’ll should see this landing page: