CAFA sewing classes
Our sewing classes are open to everyone. From absolute beginners to experienced home sewers looking to polish their skills, tackle more complex projects or create something truly special using couture sewing techniques. Or for those wanting to start their own label or establish a career in fashion. Classes are self-paced and run in blocks of 5, 8 or 11 weeks, so that you can start when you want and learn at your own speed.
Learn how to make garments that fit and flatter your body shape. We offer beginners classes through to advanced dressmaking techniques.
Guipure lace is a gorgeous fabric that’s perfect for a fitted skirt, pieced together so that it’s almost impossible to see the seams.
Finesse the art of the perfect fit, master the sewing techniques used by the world's finest fashion houses and do justice to your best fabrics.
Master the exquisite workmanship and fine sewing skills that were once passed down through generations of European bespoke tailors.
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All skill levels are welcome at CAFA, with sewing classes aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced sewers. Beginners will receive one-on-one instruction on the foundations of garment creation with our Dressmaking for Beginners course, or learn Pattern Making and Garment Construction to bring their very own design ideas to life.
Advanced sewers will learn custom, machine and fused methods to achieve a Perfectly Tailored Jacket or master advanced Evening Wear Construction Techniques, whilst students of all skill levels can be introduced to Fashion Embroidery and Embellishment by award-winning industry expert Eranga Bandaranayake.
HSC students considering a career in fashion design may also undertake a short course to gain basic sewing skills and experience to assist them to produce their major work.
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At CAFA, our philosophy starts with the classical techniques used in French couture houses, combined with cutting-edge, luxury ready-to-wear design and construction methods. This blend of the old and the new equips our students with excellent design skills and specialist sewing techniques.