Summer School 2016 starts TOMORROW!

    Pattern lovers – come and join Summer School if you love winning prizes!

    We’re gearing up for THE design event of the summer! Back by popular demand, Summer School 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever!

    This year’s Summer School from Make it in Design runs for four weeks from August 1 – 26. There are three tracks available – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Sign up for one or more tracks, and use this opportunity to stretch yourself, connect with other designers around the world, experience working to trend-inspired briefs, grow your pattern design portfolio and get your work published.

    Fashion Formula

    Fashion Formula

    This year, the Make it in Design Summer School has teamed up with Fashion Formula, experienced digital textile printers who offer a fun and easy-to-use online platform whereby customers can create their own printed fabric, wallpaper, accessories or gift wrap.

    At the end of Summer School, Fashion Formula will select their three favourite designs from each track (nine lucky winners in total) and print those designs on fabric and gift wrap – happily shipping to anywhere in the world!

    The prizes are as follows:

    • 1st prize: 3 meters of any fabric from their range and 4 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
    • 2nd prize: 1 meter of any fabric from their range and 2 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
    • 3rd prize: 2 fat quarters of any fabric ( 65 x 48 cm) and 1 sheet of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)

    Seeing your design printed onto an item for the first time is a magical experience and who knows, it could just be the start of things to come!



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