Introduction to Fashion Design
Here you will find links to pages
introducing fashion design. You will learn about fashion history,
fashion silhouettes, famous designers, fashion marketing, and more.
How to Design & Make Your Own
These pages are designed to guide you
step-by-step in first learning how to make and design your own clothes.
You will learn basic information about sewing machines, how to
troubleshoot machines, reading patterns, draping, and how to gage the
quality of a garment.
Techniques in Garment Construction
The techniques on these pages will
teach you how to execute your design ideas and help you understand
commercial pattern directions. Learn how to hem a garment, sew a dart,
gather, attach a zipper, sew with knit, make buttonholes, sew princess
seams, French seams, flat-felled seams, and more.
DIY Fashion Design
On these pages you will find free,
simple photographed tutorials that will teach you how to make a variety
of fun and beautiful fashion projects. Learn to make a smocked summer
dress, an elastic skirt, a drawstring bohemian skirt, boot toppers, and
more. No patterns necessary!
Chic Weekly is our online column
covering fashion and sewing trends for teenagers and young adults. Learn
about fashion history, discover subculture fashions like Steampunk, read
interviews with junior designers, and teach yourself sewing with our DIY
Fashion Design for Kids
These pages give an easy-to-read
overview of fashion design and sewing for children. Learn about
fashion design careers and what famous designers do, browse images of
middle school and high school designers' fashion collections, and
learn about designing clothes for your pets and American Girl dolls!
This page offers dozens of ideas and
tutorials for projects that you can make from old jeans. Reuse your
denim to make purses, skirts, tote bags, aprons, and more.
Degrees in Fashion & More
These pages guide you in schools and
career paths in the fashion industry.