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 learn at your own speed.
Term 2: from 16 April 2019
Mid-term-enrolments are often possible
Learn how to make garments that fit and flatter your body shape. We offer beginners classes through to advanced dressmaking techniques.
Create a custom dress form that mirrors your body shape. It’s one of the most useful projects to elevate your sewing to the next level.
Learn to sew and embellish a dance costume or learn techniques to adjust the style of a commercial pattern.
The classic French jacket is a wardrobe must-have, often made from a soft wool bouclé fabric and lined with luxurious silk charmeuse.
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.
Want information about our Professional Fashion Design program?
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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.