Cochenille Software Resources
Cochenille Software Resources can assist in helping you know your software.
With your software purchase you will receive a digital PDF of the manual. This is located in your Garment Designer or Stitch Painter folder.
The folder contains help sheets, online links and tutorials.
View short videos found on our website or Youtube channel, “CochenilleSoftware”
You may also want to sign up to Cochenille’s “DesignerSchool”. This is a Yahoo Group forum for Cochenille customers. There are several people on this site who have used our software for years and have helpful tips and information to assist you with most any question.
For direct questions, our regular office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm PST.
Please view the following video to learn more about Cochenille Software Resources…
Child’s Hoodie Pattern
Create a child’s hoodie pattern Using Garment Designer. Fall is fast approaching and it time to pull out your winter clothes. If you have toddlers then you know how fast they grow. It’s either back to the store or back to the drawing board.
I decided to create a pattern for a Toddler’s hoodie size 3T. There are a few approaches to take on how to create the pattern. The first would be to take your child’s measurements. This is not always easy with a toddler. The second is to measure the last size that fit them to create the pattern. Once finished, save the pattern and change the size to the next size up.
The third option is to recreate from an already existing Garment in the size you are looking to make. I went with this 3rd as I just happen to receive a hoodie as a gift from a friend. However it’s always good to have a backup or two in case one gets dirty. Any parent knows, this is often the case.
There are just 5 things you need. A piece of paper, a pen, a ruler, the garment and of course Garment Design. Pen in hand an ruler ready I take my measurements and write them down.
Once I have my measurements I’m ready to build my pattern. View the video to see how to create a hoodie pattern using Garment Designer.