Cochenille Online

Cochenille Online

Cochenille Online keeps you up to date with online publications, podcasts and software resources.

Cochenille Blogs

Creative with Cochenille Blog
Susan Lazear (Owner Designer)

Susan Lazear’s Book Review Blog 

Facebook Fan Page

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View our favorite Pins on our Pinterest Page


Ravelry Garment Designer Group
Search “Garment Designer”

Threads Magazine

Susan Lazear has written articles and produced short videos on project preparation, design aids and sewing/design techniques for readers and members of Threads Magazine.

• How to Take Four Body Measurements
In this quick video, Susan demonstrates how to take four different body measurements using a variety of tools. Use these four methods to obtain accurate measurements.

Ah Ha! Pattern Principles
Shedding light on the formulas of pattern making and modification
by Susan Lazear

Get the Ideal Silhouette
Strategies for achieving the Illusion of a perfect figure with the garments you sew
by Susan Lazear

To Fit Your Body, Measure Your Clothes
Measurement Instructions for your clothes and PDF download
by Susan Lazear

Yahoo Group “DesignerSchool”

This is a forum for a Cochenille Yahoo Group created by one of our loyal customers and distributors.

People who own both Garment Designer and Stitch Painter software are part of this group. There are several people on this site who have used the software for years and have helpful tips and information to assist you with most any question.

ASG Notions Article

Knit One, Sew Too!
A plublication of the American Sewing Guild
by Susan Lazear

Hand Y Machine Knitting Podcast

Episode 6-Sping Fling Recap (April 2015)
Podcast host: Julie Boylan
An interview with Susan Lazear during Spring Fling in Peru, Indiana.

Wildly Wonderful Wearables

My Favorite Pattern Drafting Software
Blogged review of Garment Designer
by Annie

Fiber Arts Now Article
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Innovations with Digital Printing: Melding Culture + Design in France
By Susan Lazear
Vol. 9 Issue 1 Fall 2019 Membership required)