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January 2021

Ruffles and Bands Challenge Due Date

January 30, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

Cochenille continues our series of challenges, whereby we pick a theme, and challenge our users to make a garment, knit or sewn. We don’t know about you, but we make things a priority when we have a deadline. Make something with an Edging or Band (both found in the Garment Designer>Extras>Edgings menu and submit an image and your Garment Designer file to info@cochenille.com. A team of professionals will choose the best design and award the winner a $50 credit to purchase anything…

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October 2021

Webinar: Combining Knits/Crochet with Fabric

October 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Oct, 13, 11 a.m.  PT Garment Designer allows you to create for both knitting and sewing. So, why not make garments that utilize both! In this webinar, you will learn how to plan for, and create garments that incorporate have both knit/crochet and sewn parts. Of course, this could also apply to knit fabric and woven combinations for those who don't knit or crochet. The options are endless. Fashion inspiration as well as design how-to's will be shown. Mixed Media…

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Webinar: Let’s Make Knitwear (Hand or Machine)

October 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021    11 a.m.  PT Web-155. More Info Translate fashion to your own knitwear patterns!  If you want to create your own patterns with Garment Designer this webinar will teach you various approaches. Learn to work from an existing garment with or without modifications, and how to translate ready-to-wear knits to your own. Also learn how to look at a non-knit garment, decide if it is appropriate to transfer to a knit pattern, and then how to do…

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May 2022

Pocket Challenge Deadline

May 1 @ 11:59 pm

Want to Get Involved with a Garment Designer Challenge?  It's fun and creative, plus it forces you to explore new techniques! Cochenille currently has a design challenge. Create a garment pattern with Garment Designer (sewn or knit) that used pockets.  Then, send us images of the garment and your Garment Designer file. Closeups are nice! We'll share user designs in an upcoming Toast and Boast. A winner will be selected and that person will receive a $50 gift certificate for…

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July 2022

Current Design Challenge

July 30 @ 11:59 pm
Free

Next Design Challenge: Skirting Around Deadline? July 30th, 2022. Summer is upon us! So, let us make a skirt. How does a challenge work? Using Garment Designer, create a skirt (sewn/knit/crochet) and submit photos of your design for this challenge. Susan has lots of inspiration ideas on her Skirt Pinterest board. You can also take our Skirt Webinar this month (see below) to get your mind moving! https://www.pinterest.com/thinkdoodlemake/skirt-ideas/ Inspiration for Design Challenge   We always share the results of the…

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