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Start Your Own Clothing Line

StitchMethod helps emerging fashion designers with clothing & apparel product design, development, production & branding.  We specialize in women's wear, active wear, and children's wear. 

Founded in 2014 by Abbie Ellis and Jennifer Philbrook, StitchMethod is Chicago’s premier Fashion Design and Development Consulting Agency.

Our collaborative six-step method, flexible programs, and innovative courses are designed to give you the practical know-how, guidance, and confidence to succeed in the fashion business... one stitch at a time.  

The StitchMethod team will work with you to DEFINE your market. DEVELOP your product, And DELIVER it to your customers.  

Let’s get started!


Process. Personalized Programs. Passion.

Our unique take on development allows you to choose the best way to work with us. You can hire StitchMethod for custom one-on-one service and consulting packages or dive into one of our innovative programs. 

If you are ready to take the next step, let’s schedule a complimentary discovery session. During your discovery session you will learn the value of our expertise and we can determine the perfect way to get your project started together. 

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Fashion Brand Success Stories

Our six-step method focuses on developing our client's concepts into tangible ideas and identifying the right target market. We focus on creating a brand strategy to support the successful launch of their fashion line and carefully guide them through the development and production process to bring their ideas to market with the industry expertise and the qualified connections to get the job done right. 
Take a look at a few examples of the recent work we have done for our clients. 

After dreaming up my product idea, I had no idea how to source or how to find a manufacturer and types of fabric. I needed a company to assist me. I chose Stitch Method and I am thrilled with the results.
— Caroline Fielding, Cup Muff
Words cannot express the help and expertise I have received from Stitch Method. I certainly could not be launching my line without their help. Jennifer and Abbie are absolutely wonderful to work with”
— Allyson Sensenbaugh, Ali Madi