Get badass with a needle and thread at our guide to brilliant sewing classes in Singapore
Sewing isn’t just for old ladies anymore – if you’ve been getting the urge to indulge your creative side and love all things handmade, it’s time to get your stitch on and tread over the best sewing classes in Singapore (and online!).
Thinking of designing and giving a DIY twist to your clothes? Learn the simple techniques of dressmaking and altering your duds, as be exposed to the different types of fabrics available. Plus, Sew Fun gives you carte blanche to choose your preferred material when visiting the textile markets before getting handsy.
Sew Fun!, Uyii Studio, 24 Sin Ming Lane, #08-108, Midview City, Singapore 573970
We kid you not, this place stocks some of the cutest kidswear and handmade Japanese fabric products – check out its online shop for some inspiration or pieces of fabric to buy. If you want to try your hand at making stuff, keep a look out for workshops on how to sew a traditional Japanese Jinbei, tote bags, skirts and more. Fill out the contact form to find out more.
Jiji Jaja, locations at Orchard Gateway and Katong V
These dressmaking classes at Astitch-Works are available in groups or individual lessons, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for some lively interaction or one-on-one learning time. Besides basic fashion sewing and pattern creation, professional courses are also available including jewellery making basics, and curtain sewing.
Astitch-Works, #02-08, 20 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427357, p. 9185 7267.
The General Company
Upgrade from your basic fabrics to the big boys of materials – leather. The team behind local boutique The General Company (who are big on artisanal handmade goods) organises exclusive workshops on basic leather crafts and stitching, where students can try their hands at crafting their own bespoke leather goods. Handicraft hobbyists looking to get their hands dirty can also try out soap crafting and modern calligraphy workshops offered at TGC.
The General Company, #03-02, 115 King George’s Ave, Singapore 208561, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sew Into It
Got the passion but none of the skills to make it to Project Runway? Book a spot at Sew Into It’s sewing workshops and pick up a skill or two before making a debut in the world of beautiful sewing crafts and fabrics. They’ve workshops for both adults and the little ones. You can also have private workshops in the comfort of your home – time to plan for a sewing party session with your friends!
Sew Into It, #02-32, 333 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 080333, p. 8777 9924.
If old-school sewing ain’t your thang (y’know, working the thread and needle), then get your hands on a sewing machine instead. Fashion Makerspace teaches the basics of using one, as well as providing all the tips and tricks of finding the right materials and tools. Besides getting technical, workshops also include a little field trip – exploring textile markets in Chinatown!
Fashion Makerspace, 258A South Bridge Road, Singapore 058807.
The Cotton Shoppe
There’s a lovely selection of personalised baby gifts, quilts, tote bags and Japanese fabrics for sale, but if you want to further your love for sewing and handicrafts, check out their classes. Workshops offered include rotary cutting, patching, quilting and assembling. The Cotton Shoppe also has group and private classes on the basics of operating sewing machines, where tools and materials are provided.
The Cotton Shoppe, #23-302, Blk 91, Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142091 p. 9337 7872. Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-12pm. Closed on Sun.
Sewing Classes Singapore
Turn your hobby into a business! Not only will you attain the skills (and power) of sewing, but you’ll also learn more about fashion, patterns, fabrics and size measurements, to better equip you. Classes are flexible, and include drafting and sewing apparels such as dresses and jackets, as well as crafts like bags, phone cases and laptop covers.
Sewing Classes Singapore, Blk 346, Hougang Ave 7, Singapore 530346, p. 9093 1378.
Alisha Fashion and Dressmaking School
With a reputation as Singapore’s only Indian sewing school, they also offer a diploma in Saree Blouse making, apart from sewing classes in western apparel, basic curtain making, malay costumes and more. Kids can sign up for the children sewing classes where they get to try their hands on fun sewing projects.
Alisha Fashion and Dressmaking School, 7 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore 209676. p. 633447080.
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