Garment Construction – following a proven structured method to learn how to sew and put garments together using the best techniques. Using our Bernina machines and overlockers you progress at your own pace. Next class starts September 2023

Garment Construction


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10 weeks

“At the Academy”

The course will add to your sewing skills with 11 advanced samples to complete, including buttonholes, mitred corners, and topstitching etc. You are following a plan that will give you the skills you need to create quality garments.

This course is suitable for students who wish to go onto a fashion design course or for those who want to improve their sewing skills.

After completion of the the course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate from the Academy, and have the skills need to progress to Advanced Garment Construction.

Intermediate Garment Construction

  • A class in techniques for sewists who want to improve their sewing skills.
  • Each days class will build upon techniques learnt in the previous class.
  • You will need to provide your own tools – We have a complete kit (see below), we provide the calico and notions for your samples.
  • Learn why you should use these techniques and where to apply them to give your garment that professional finish.

Small intimate classes to ensure you get individual attention when you need it.

    2024 Dates and times

    Please note these dates may be subject to change.

    We intend to start May 2024, and will finalise dates soon.

    Sewing Kit $97


    • 1 x Small sharp pointed Scissors
    • 1 x Tailors Chalk
    • 1 x Assorted hand sewing needles
    • 1 x Seam Ripper
    • 1 x Magnetic Pin Cushion
    • 1 x Dressmaking Scissors 220mm
    • 1 x Snips
    • 1 x Pouch for Sewing supplies
    • 1 x packet Dressmakers pins
    • 1 x Tape Measure
    • 1 x Point Turner
    • 1 x Carbon paper
    Garfment Construction

    I have just finished an introduction to patternmaking this course really improved my understanding of how patterns work.
    Many thanks to Sunita for having time and patience when teaching. I would recommend this course to anyone who sews and wants to improve their finished garments.

    Wendy Knight

    I have completed Beginning patternmaking course from this academy and I love it! I am already skilled as a sewer but I still need to know about pattern making .This course made me more confident to make my own blocks, and I am really appreciate about the training method, tips and techniques which they are giving with friendly environment .The main benefits for me are knowing measurement, I didn’t know properly before it, know i got the correct way to measure a body. Sunita was my teacher and she is wonderful, well experienced and best. I would highly recommend this course and ask the academy when they are doing the more advanced patternmaking courses in the weekend so it is more flexible for me to join next.

    Safia Sana

    I recently completed the Beginners Patternmaking Course here and loved it! Such a well-structured course in a friendly environment (and a professional classroom/studio). I had Sunita as a teacher and she was the best, I literally knew nothing about patternmaking before I started this course and I feel like I’ve learnt so much and now feel comfortable enough to make my own basic patterns and garments at home.

    Being in a small class was wonderful as we could ask the teacher a lot of questions and you get to know your fellow classmates and learn from each other. Would totally recommend this course and I’m looking forward to taking more classes here in the future!

    Monica Wang

    I really enjoyed the beginner pattern making course. Sunita is an awesome teacher. I really appreciated the time that she took helping me with fitting, and to learn the course material. I have also gained a much better understanding of sewing construction through this course as I now understand how a sewing pattern is put together and why it’s drafted a certain way.
    I look forward to using what I’ve learnt to design and make clothes and would love to attend another course in the future

    Lisa Lyons

    Sunita is a very good teacher, I learned so much in a short time. Awesome atmosphere and met lovely people

    Tarryn Siljeur

    Absolutely loved the course so much that I have joined up for 2 more! Sunita is always there to give “golden nuggets of information”. I have learned so much already.

    Kellie Castle

    Fantastic teacher! Really made sure I understood everything! Loved the course, learnt heaps, inspired to continue learning.  Thanks very much!

    Caitlin Palmer

    I really enjoyed the pace of the class.  I felt like we learned a lot over the duration of the course.

    Zara Hawthorne

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