Get badass with a needle and thread at our guide to brilliant sewing classes in Singapore.
Sewing isn’t just for grandmum 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!).
Get hands-on with the best sewing classes in Singapore
1. Deer Folks
If you’ve been wondering where you can learn the very aesthetically pleasing skill of embroidery, look no further than this beginner-friendly workshop with Deer Folks. Not only will you be provided with a basic kit, you’ll also learn how to stitch your very own lettering design. You can even get more threads and kits to practice with on the website!
Deer Folks, 232 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799456
2. Alfya Atelier
Haven’t touched a needle and thread before in your life? No worries! Alfya Atelier offers a wide variety of introductory and beginner-friendly classes. Start your sewing journey by creating a cardholder or a dumpling purse with a family member, or partner or invite your friends and make a party out of it.
Alfya Atelier, #06-08, BizHub 28, 28 Senang Crescent, Singapore 416601
Want to get started on your journey into fashion design or are you keen to find out how to make your own clothes? TaF.tc offers several courses for both sewing newbies and needling connoisseurs. Choose between online or on-campus classes and attend at a time that’s the most convenient for you. You can even purchase everything that you need for the class in a package with their partner, Sing Mui Heng.
TaF.tc, #14-06, Central Plaza, 298 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168730
4. Sew Fun!
Thinking of designing and giving a DIY twist to your clothes? Learn the simple techniques of dressmaking and altering your duds and 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!, multiple locations including Commonwealth and Sin Ming
5. Jiji Jaja
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 they have available – both adult and kid-friendly!
Jiji Jaja, #03-05, Concorde Hotel, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840
6. Astitchworks Concepts
These dressmaking classes at Astitchworks Concepts are available both weekdays and weekends, suitable for any schedule. Besides basic fashion sewing and pattern creation, you can also learn how to do alterations on clothes or even make a basic bag for yourself!
Astitchworks Concepts, 522 Bedok North Avenue 1, Singapore 460522
7. 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 tray casting and candle making.
The General Company, #03-02, 115 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208561
8. 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
9. Fashion Makerspace
If old-school sewing ain’t your thang (y’know, working the thread and needle), 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 for finding the right materials and tools. Some of the classes are even WSQ/Skillsfuture claimable!
Fashion Makerspace, Level 2 & 3, 42 North Canal Road, Singapore 059298
10. Sewing Classes Singapore
Turn your hobby into a business! Not only will you attain the skills (and power) of sewing, you’ll also learn more about fashion, patterns, fabrics and size measurements, to better equip you. Classes are flexible and include drafting and sewing apparel such as dresses and jackets, as well as crafts like bags, phone cases and laptop covers.
Sewing Classes Singapore, Block 156, Tampines Street 12, Singapore 521156
11. Alisha Fashion and Dressmaking School
Being Singapore’s only Indian sewing school, they also offer a diploma in saree blouse making aside from sewing classes in western apparel, basic curtain making, Malay costumes and more. Kids can sign up for the children’s sewing classes where they get to try fun sewing projects.
Alisha Fashion and Dressmaking School, 7 Dalhousie Lane, Singapore 209676
12. The Cotton Shoppe
Sewing classes are currently unavailable.
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. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, The Cotton Shoppe used to hold group and private classes on the basics of operating sewing machines, where tools and materials are provided. We’ll keep you posted once they’ve resumed their classes.
The Cotton Shoppe, #23-302, Blk 91, Tanglin Halt Road, Singapore 142091
Ready to pick up this new skill with the best sewing classes in Singapore? You may get a few pin pricks on the way, but your handmade shirt and bag will be the talk of the town!