How to Be a Fashion Designer (Careers for Kids)


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“Highly recommended for any aspiring fashionistas.” – School Library Journal

Design, style, and accessorize clothes with this fun guide full of practical fashion design ideas for kids!

Draw and color creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Packed with practical tips and inspiration, children can enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Illustrations mixed with photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colors, design dress shapes, customize T-shirts, design a bag, pick a color palette, design with texture, and add sparkle to their accessories in simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and simple practical projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. Contents support the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) approach to cross-curricular learning.

From the Publisher

Talk Like a Fashion Designer

Designers use special words and phrases to talk about their creations. Read on to learn how to talk like a fashion designer.

Style Seeker

True style is as much about what you do as how you look. Do you love to run, read, draw, or sing? Design an outfit for each activity. Try out each style to find one you feel comfortable in, or invent your own.

In the Bag

Bags come in many sizes, from tiny to extra-large. Which one you choose depends on what you need to carry around. Imagine you’re taking a trip and think about what bags you’d need for your vacation.

Ready to Party

Parties are a ball! We get to show off our sparkling side and have fun. Each season has reasons to celebrate, like your birthday or the end of the school year. So, twirl around and dance on the inside while you plan out what you’ll wear.


A little sparkle goes a long way! Glitter, sequins, and jewels bring drama and magic to your designs. There are no rules to follow when adding these elements into your look. You can pile them on or only use a few. It’s up to you.

What’s Your Thing?

Both fashion designers and movie stars often have an iconic style that they’ve made famous. Maybe they always wear a little black dress or have a signature haircut. They are devoted to the ‘thing’ that makes them memorable. What’s yours?

Stylish Sunglasses

You don’t have to spend your allowance on a pair of far-out frames! Sunglasses protect your eyes while tying your whole look together. Grab your supplies and get ready to craft. All eyes will be on you-or at least on your cat-eye shades.

Wrap up Warm

From cape-like sweaters to star-filled rain jackets, your goal in fall and winter is to stay warm and dry. Use these looks for inspiration and then create a style storm by wrapping up in your own way.


Texture is about the look and feel of materials. Fashion designers add texture to their creations by using a mixture of fabrics and trims. Next time you are looking at fabrics, think about how they feel: which ones are smooth, rough, fuzzy, gritty, or silky?

Publisher‏:‎DK Children; Illustrated edition (February 6, 2018)
Paperback‏:‎96 pages
Reading age‏:‎7 – 9 years
Lexile measure‏:‎IG810L
Grade level‏:‎2 – 4
Item Weight‏:‎1 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎8.7 x 0.48 x 11.13 inches

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