Design Your Wardrobe
A fun, inspiring 4-week program to plan your sewing
Design Your Wardrobe is a program that runs twice a year. Signups open in July, but are currently closed. In the meantime, try out our free sewing planner for a more condensed, but totally free version!
Signups for the next Design Your Wardrobe series open again in:
Let’s get creative — together!
Design Your Wardrobe is a 4-week series delivered by email, including worksheets, activities to jumpstart your creativity, a planner, and a private community to share your progress with others.
By the end of the program, you’ll have an organized queue of projects, a plan to make them, and some new sewing buddies to cheer you on. This series is available only to Seamwork members so join now to reserve your spot!
What You’ll Get
Walk through the process with daily dispatches
Each week, you’ll focus on a different part of the design process, from setting goals to planning your final sewing queue. Every weekday, you’ll get a downloadable dispatch that walks you through a new step and demystifies design thinking.
Explore your style with worksheets & activities
You’ll also get a short worksheet or activity to download each weekday. Give yourself time to explore your style, play with inspiration and fabric, and organize your ideas.
Share with others in a private community
The Design Your Wardrobe private Facebook group is a place to connect, ask questions, share your ideas, and cheer each other on. Meet other sewists in a positive, supportive space and get inspired by the wardrobe goals of real women like you.
Organize your sewing and use what you have
When you finish the 4-week program, you’ll have an organized queue of sewing projects to take you through an entire season. We’ll show you how to plan, prioritize, and even leave enough room for improvisation and fresh ideas that come up.
You might be wondering...
How much does it cost?
Design Your Wardrobe is 100% free for Seamwork Basic and Premium members! It’s currently only available to members. Consider joining Seamwork and you’ll get access to this program, the entire back catalog of Seamwork magazine, plus new wardrobe-building patterns of your choice from our catalog every single month. Learn more >
When does it start?
We run Design Your Wardrobe once in February and once in August. This gives you the chance to plan a fall/winter or spring/summer wardrobe together. You are welcome to take the program again and again, to help you stay in the design groove.
How much time will it take?
This is a 4-week program that delivers dispatches, worksheets, and activities each weekday. You can choose to do them each day, or work on them on the weekends if you have more time. Most days might take you between 15 and 30 minutes, with some of the more creative activities (like making a moodboard) requiring an hour or two. Most activities are flexible and can take as much or little time as you’d like to give.
What will I get out of it?
By the end of the program, you’ll have a queue of sewing projects that work together to create a mini seasonal wardrobe. Not only that, but you’ll have learned a process that you can use again and again to harness inspiration, design garments that work together, and plan your sewing in a realistic way.