Learn to be a Fashion Designer

Are you trying to get into a fashion school and don’t know the first thing about how to get a portfolio together? Are you in school or already studying at a fashion design school and need help with your design projects? Or, are you a home sewer or teacher looking for fashion tips from fashion college professors and fashion industry professionals? The University of Fashion is the premier online fashion school for anyone looking to learn all about fashion design. Founded by a designer and fashion college professor, our fashion design lessons will teach you all about design. We bring the fashion design school to you, at your convenience on any device.

What is Draping?

The best and most creative way to design fashion is by learning how to drape your designs directly on a dress form in 3D. We start by teaching how to drape a series of beginner and intermediate lessons in muslin and then move to advanced lessons like the bias cut and jackets. View our draping lessons

Learn How to Sew

From learning how to thread a sewing machine to sewing couture flowers, we will teach you how. You will learn how to choose and sew various seam and hem finishes for your particular fabric, how to sew zippers and pockets and learn industry trade secrets when sewing lace. View our sewing lessons

Pattern Making Lessons

Flat pattern, pattern cutting, whatever name you give to this process, we will teach you two-dimensional design efficiently and effectively. From drafting slopers like the basic sleeve and pant, to learning how to draft a jacket lining, our pattern making lessons will inspire your creativity. View our pattern making lessons

How to Draw, Render and Illustrate Fashion

Learn how to draw various fashion croquis’ from infants, toddler and tweens to adult men and women. Our fashion drawing lessons will help you visualize your designs on paper. We’ll also teach you how to illustrate and render an assortment of prints and patterns to help you create a fabulous portfolio. View our fashion art lessons

Fashion Business

Every designer or fashion buyer needs to know the business of fashion: Marketing, Merchandising, Licensing & Branding. Let our fashion industry experts teach you all about it. In addition, you’ll get to hear lectures on color theory, costume history, interviews with designers and take tours of fashion museums & key fashion events. View our fashion business lectures

Fashion Product Development & Technical Design

Some of the most in-demand jobs in the industry are the tech designer, spec writer & product developer. Our draping, pattern making and sewing lessons provide the perfect foundation, followed by our lessons on how to draw flats, how to create tech packs and how to spec garments. View our fashion product development lessons

Featured Lessons

Knit Stretch Reductions – Pant Slopers
Intermediate
Finding Your Sketching Voice – Part 2
Intermediate
Center Front Twist
Advanced
Cascade Skirt Ruffle
Cascade Skirt Ruffle
Fashion Art
Intermediate
Knit Fabric Principles
Knit Fabric Principles
Fashion Business Connections
Beginner

Free Fashion Design Lessons

Straight Sleeve Sloper
Free
Straight Sleeve Sloper
Pattern Making
Beginner
Female Side Back Pose
Free
Female Side Back Pose
Fashion Art
Beginner
Bustier Bodice
Free
Bustier Bodice
Draping
Beginner

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