Mixed Media Garment with Handwoven Cloth

Currently at Cochenille, we have challenged our users to create a mixed media garment which involves some combination of fabric/yarn/embellishment, etc. So, I am going to share the design process for a garment that suits this type of challenge.  Hopefully...Read More

Non-Traditional Pattern Making for a Lending Library

Garment Designer pattern making software has lots of applications beyond the typical sewn and knit garment it was designed for. Recently, we decided to test its abilities with the creation of a pattern for a little free Lending Library to...Read More
Blackbird Fabric Showing Scale

Shopping for Fabric Online? Here are Some Tips!

Are you interested in learning some tips for shopping for fabric online? Recently, and particularly because of the pandemic, shopping for fabric online is the new 'norm' in this crazy world. Below we share a list of things to consider...Read More
UpCycled Fashion by Cochenille

Up-cycling your Clothing with Garment Designer: Take the Challenge

Happy Earth Day!  Today, April 22nd, marks the anniversary of the beginning of the environmental movement which started in 1970. If you would like to learn more about the history of this day, go to this website: https://www.earthday.org/history/ It is...Read More

Two-Piece Felted Jacket with Garment Designer Software: Tribute to Kath Taylor

I recently finished a jacket that had been in the works for a long time, the idea started in 2013 at a Cochenille Workshop here in southern California. It took seven years to complete this project and, in the end,...Read More