Textile Design Lab

Designing Textiles for Women’s Activewear

Take your textile design work to a new level of mastery with this high value, hands-on course. You’ll learn how to create patterns that are empowering, inspiring and feminine while also flattering lots of different body shapes.


Take your textile design work to a new level of mastery with this high value, hands-on course. Through a series of creative exercises and interaction with our team of experienced designers, you’ll explore the women’s activewear market.

This course includes ten lessons and two case studies:

  • Lesson One: Welcome & Market Guide
  • Lesson Two: Trends
  • Lesson Three: Flower and Leaf Motifs
  • Lesson Four: Geometric Motifs
  • Lesson Five: Textural Motifs
  • Lesson Six: Guidelines to Designing for the Women’s Activewear Market
  • Lesson Seven: Creating Body Forms
  • Lesson Eight: Color
  • Lesson Nine: Specialty Layouts
  • Lesson Ten: Presenting Your Work
  • RYU Case Study
  • Moving Comfort Case Study

Course Reviews

  1. Carol Layton says:

    Another great course!
    There are great insights specific to this market! The briefs and case studies were so helpful in understanding the creative process and brands. The forum is an excellent way to get feedback.

  2. Great course!
    This course was great, so informative! I loved the briefs, linked to the trend forecasts. The feedback is very helpful and supportive!

  3. Leslieg says:

    There was a good information and helpful things to learn in this course. The downloads or handouts as they would be called in a non-virtual classroom ought to be expanded to include the definitions and/or pictures of the vocabulary. I believe that online/elearning like teaching in a classroom should well designed and regularly refreshed to engage the students and the instructor. The forum is helpful and it is the student lead part of the course. Thanks for introducing me to a whole new world of activewear pattern design.

  4. KellyIrvine says:

    Women's Activewear course
    I loved this class. Lots of specific, practical info about designing patterns for activewear, and a real opportunity to create work for your portfolio. I appreciated the choice of 3 different briefs so that we could create patterns aligned with our style.

  5. Excellent
    This course was excellent. I especially enjoyed the design briefs based on the trend reports from WGSN. I also thought the feedback component of the forums is great!

  6. Lovorka says:

    Designing Textiles for Women's Activewear
    This was a really great course, I’ve learned a lot! Thank you!

  7. tina says:

    Designing Textiles for Women's Activewear
    This course is transformative for designers and anyone considering a career in textile design.

  8. Designing Textiles for Women's Activewear
    Thank you for this very clear tutorial for creating our own unique patterns and PSD and AI body form files!

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