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November 2023

Webinar: Knitting 1,2,3. Step-by-Step with Garment Designer

November 14, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Knitting 1,2,3 Step by Step Web-135 Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 – 9 a.m.                Design your own knitwear or crochet projects! If you are a knitter (or if you crochet), you will want to use Garment Designer to its fullest. In this webinar Susan will show you how to use Garment Designer to design a knit project. This webinar will help you master the Shaping Instructions, generate shaping charts for regular, top-down, bottom-up, sideways…

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December 2023

Webinar: Working Creatively with Symmetry in Garment Designer

December 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Tuesday, December 5,  2023, 9 am PT Click here to sign up for the webinar. The Symmetry function in Garment Designer is a powerful feature to use when designing patterns. Susan will help you understand how to use symmetry effectively and creatively so that you can get the most out of this feature. You will learn the difference between Mirror and Give/Take symmetries, and the best approaches to use when designing. You will see Susan build multiple fashion garments using the…

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Webinar: Creating Menswear with Garment Designer

December 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Monday, December 11, 2023  9 a.m. PT Click here to sign up for the webinar. With the growing boom in men sewing and knitting, we think it's time to repeat our popular  webinar! If you are a male sewist or knitter, or you want to make something for the special males in your life, come join us in this webinar which will focus on creating patterns for men. We will look at various top styles including the Henley, Raglan, Pullover, Saddle…

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January 2024

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

January 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make Knitwear (Hand or Machine) Tuesday, January 9th, 2024, 2 p.m. PT. Web-155 Knitwear Design 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 that.…

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Webinar: Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Approaches to Copying Ready-to-Wear Friday, January 19th, 2024, 10 a.m. PT Web-140 Learn to create patterns from your favorite clothing! The art of translating a garment you see to a pattern is a simple learned skill. Whether you start with a photo, a favorite garment, in the dressing room, Pinterest, or other, the general process is similar. Let Susan Lazear show you the steps for the various approaches which involve, analysis, proportions, and details translation. Learn how to build a…

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Webinar: Let’s Make a Vest

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make a Vest Saturday, January 27th, 2024 10 a.m.  PT Web-153 Inspiration and Pattern Let’s Make a Vest will feature the development of a vest, which we define as a sleeveless top to be worn over another garment. This is appropriate for both sewers and knitters. Topics will cover design considerations, fabric/yarn choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building the pattern and the option of darts. You will also learn how to add the additional…

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Webinar: All About Knit Fabrics: Design and Use ** New

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

All About Knit Fabrics: Design and Use. *** NEW Wednesday, January 31st, 2024. 1 p.m. PT Everyone loves to wear knits. They are easy to work with, quick to sew, and comfortable to wear. This webinar will focus on a discussion of the most popular knit fabrics and the characteristics of each. You will learn how to choose a knit for a specific end use and how to adjust a pattern for the knit vs. woven garment. Learn how to…

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February 2024

Webinar: Walking Tour of Garment Designer

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

Walking Tour of Garment Designer Friday, February 9th, 2024. 10 a.m. Web-128 Click here to register Take a tour of Garment Designer with Susan Lazear as your tour guide! Susan will show you Garment Designer’s main attractions as well as help you discover destinations you may not have known existed. This tour will help seasoned travelers and new tourists explore Cochenille’s pattern making software. So join us as we walk through functions and menus of Garment Designer and share additional…

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Webinar: From Tokyo to Kyoto to Garment Designer

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States + Google Map
$25.00

From Tokyo to Kyoto to Garment Designer Thursday, February 15th, 2024.  11 a.m. PTWeb-123 To register, click here.  Japan is a leader in the world of fashion. Designers there are known for mixing traditional with modern tastes. In this webinar, Susan will share various styles she has photographed on the streets and in store windows. She will show you how to analyze them and then build patterns with Garment Designer. Learn more about using your software as you expand your…

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Webinar: Let’s Make a Top

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GoToMeeting CA United States
$25.00

Let’s Make a Top Monday, February 19th, 2024. 2 p.m. PT Web-156 To register, click here. Let’s Make a Top will walk you through the process of creating various styles of tops with Garment Designer. It will cover design considerations, fabric choice, appropriate styles in Garment Designer, the sequence of steps in building a top. A variety of styles, neckline, armhole/sleeve and hem treatments will be shown. Design and construction tips will be included as well as inspirational ideas. The…

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