BASIC Sewing & Pattern-making: Womenswear

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If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for this class. If you’re not familiar with the sewing machine, click here for our Fashion Sewing 101 class.

Welcome to your very first in-depth course on how to make you own clothes from scratch!

ALL session course total 25 hours

Disclaimer: The date that you booked may be postponed if that date has fewer than 2 student signups.

Once a week (same time each week)

All sewing tools & domestic sewing machines provided. You will be briefed on the materials needed on the first class session. 

Please wear pants/shorts to the first class to facilitate measuring. (For EXPRESS course students, kindly bring 1.5m (for a knee length skirt) or 2.5m (for a long skirt) of printed/dyed, non-stretchable, non-translucent Cotton fabric for your first class. 

Our beginner course covers drafting & sewing in your own size – this in depth basic course covers sewing our boatneck-collar blouse with short sleeves & classic A-Line skirt.

Learn to take accurate measurements & draft a set of customised basic pattern blocks. Sewing techniques covered include overlocking raw edges, attaching a straight waistband, a flat collar and installing concealed zipper & set-in sleeves.

Pick up basic dressmaking techniques with our easy-to-understand lessons in small-class sizes taught by friendly trainers.

New students will receive a complimentary set of 3 drafting rulers worth $30!

In addition to class hours, courses include ONE optional replacement class; additional studio time is charged at $30/hr .

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to operate domestic machines and use the tools necessary for sewing.
  • Hands-on stitching practice and effective sewing steps for dressmaking.
  • Basic understanding of drafting patterns, layout and cutting on-grain.
  • Creating your own drafts and taking body measurements from scratch.
  • Cutting & sewing your very own top and skirt.

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible.

Find out how to claim SkillsFuture credit for this class here

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.


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