So You Think You Can Design

SYTYCD is a growing student design event that demonstrates the strength of design teaching in Australian secondary schools.

There are 2 competitions each year - one for w/m/p students, which is now a national event, and one for textiles students. 

Click HERE to see where it all began and get some great resources to use in your own classroom.

SYTYCD -  Textiles 2018

Congratulations to our So You Think You Can Design - Textiles 2018 winners!

They are:

Mineth Fonseka & Yusra Nowfar (Teacher Sarah Bulkeley) from Lyndale Secondary College

They are pictured here by Cathy Sofarnos from Bernina Australia - our generous sponsors. Thanks also to Wool for School for their support

And congratulations to our talented runners up:

  • Eliza Clark & Layelle Fatileh (Teacher Jane Barker) from Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Karlee Stebbins & Holly Normoyle (Teacher Nicole Crone) from Catherine McAuley College
  • Sophie Collison and Caroline Houlihan (Teacher Katrina Wheaton-Pennial) from Genazzano FCJ College

Plus a special mention goes to the winners of our 2018 People's Choice award winners:

Sophie Taylor & Heidi Linahan (Teacher Felicity Rogerson) from Christian College Geelong

These students competed live at the SYTYCD finals at the DATTA Vic annual conference on the 18th of May in Sunshine.  The winners each received a Bernina 215 Sewing Machine! The runners up all received Lincraft Dressmaker Scissors thanks to Wool4School.

Click HERE for detals on the Design Challenges for the 2018 competition.


Thanks to our sponsors for their generous support for this program:


So You Think You Can Design - Textiles is a great way to engage your students in the design process, and promote Design & Technologies to your wider school community.

Contact Laura at for further information.

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2017 (national competition)

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2017

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2016

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Wood, Metal & Plastics 2016

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Textiles 2015

Click HERE for SYTYCD - Wood Metal & Pastics 2015

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2014

Click HERE for SYTYCD 2011 - How it all Began!