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Dressmaking, Sewing and Fashion Design classes in Hong Kong


Fa Fashion Project is a small, local Hong Kong, fashion company where you can:

  • join a workshop to learn a variety of skills for making garments, shoes, bags & more
  • do sewing from basic to advanced levels
  • get to understand the design process & get help with your portfolio
  • go on a trip around Hong Kong's textile shops
  • get garments made to order or existing garments customized
  • attend a workshop to learn how to customize your clothes yourself


We hire a workspace at ITS Education Asia in Central and you can contact us direct or through ITS to talk to us about your needs. All workshops and training are available in English and some can be done in Cantonese.

Email: info@itseducation.asia / Fa@fashionproject.com.hk
WhatsApp +85262558221

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Students can be flexible with their attendance subject to availability. Session times are:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/ Friday/Saturday
Morning session: 10am – 12noon 
Early afternoon session: 1pm – 3pm 
Late afternoon session: 4pm – 6pm 
Evening session: 7pm – 9pm

We also offer customized schedules for private lessons.


Ongoing workshops


1: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Basic Sewing - for those who have never used the sewing machine before or have done only straight stitches. Further your sewing skills using both domestic sewing machine & over locker (serger), including how to sew a pocket with zipper, make a patch pocket and apply basic embellishment. To make the workshop even more exciting for beginners, students will learn how to make a tote bag which contains compartments inside and outside, using different stitches from domestic sewing machine. At the end of the series, they will have a tote bag made from their own idea and creativity.

5 sessions  (10 hrs) at HKD2080. (fabrics included) 


2: Basic skirt making  - learn to take body measurements, cut pattern and make foundational skirts [A-line skirt, pencil skirt, full-circular skirt, table skirt, flared skirt]. Learn how to make waistband, add zipper, lining and make hem. Basic embellishment may be possible.

Fabric choice dependent on student ability.

Make 1 skirt in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2080
Make 2 skirts in 10 sessions (20 hrs) at HKD3750


3: Intermediate skirt making- learn to make pattern for pleats, gores, godets, yokes and other style details. We will help you match pattern to design. All fabrics allowed except chiffon or any transparent fabric.

Join this workshop after completing 'Basic skirt making' or by demonstrating sufficient skill

Make 1 skirt in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2080
Make 2 skirts in 10 sessions (20 hrs) at HKD3750


4: Advanced skirt-making - for those who want to develop their own interest and talent, challenge themselves with complicated and sophisticated designs or even launch their own collection. Also suits fashion design students whether or not the design is from their own creation or high-brand inspiration. 

No fabric limits

Make 1 skirt in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2450
Make 2 skirts in 10 sessions (20 hrs) at HKD4400


5: Basic blouse making - learn to take body measurements, trace bodice block pattern and adjust to own body size. Make necklines & openings, front & back button stands, add details, change sleeve style e.g. kimono.

All made using your own measurements

Make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) at HKD2500 Make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) at HKD4500


6: Intermediate blouse making focusing on the collars - learn how to make various collars: bows, ruffle, shirt collar, Chinese mandarin collar, stand-up collar, turn over, flat collars etc. Plus you will learn how to join the sleeve to the bodice.

Make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) at HKD2800
Make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) at HKD5000


7: Intermediate blouse making, focusing on sleeves - must have prior knowledge and skill of sewing and pattern making or have completed basic blouse making. You will learn how to make a draped sleeve and a raglan sleeve.

Make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) at HKD2800
Make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) at HKD5000


8: Advanced blouse making course - applying tucks, draped collar, applying bead trimmings, all details. This is for those who want to develop their own interest, talent or even launch their own collection, or fashion design students whether or not the design is from their own creation or high-brand inspiration. 

Make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) at HKD2900
Make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) at HKD5250


9: Jacket making level 1 - make jackets that focus on shoulders and sleeves. Design and make a jacket with variation of sleeves and collar (no lapel). Learn how to apply the different kinds of lining, interfacing, bound buttonhole or welt pocket on to the garment. You can choose your own fabric but it has to match the design. 

Make 1 jacket with or without lining with collar and sleeves in 8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD3800 

Make 2 jackets, one with lining with collar and sleeves and 1 crop jacket lined or not lined in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD6400


10: Jacket making level 2 (Tailored jacket focus) - tailored variations on all types of jacket. Applying trimmings such as piping. Block pattern making included. All patterns and garments designed to your own measurements. Apply interfacing and add facing, lining and shoulder pads.

Make 1 tailored or double-breasted jacket in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD4800
Make 2 jackets, one tailored and one double-breasted, in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD6500


11: Basic pant-making - the garment will be one pair of shorts, or one pair of trousers with classic cutting.

The course also includes block pattern making. All patterns and garments are designed and made by using your own measurements.

Make 1 pair in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2200


12: Intermediate pant-making - learn how to alter basic trouser block patterns to add higher level elements such as pleats or darts. Make 1 pair from own design. Choice to add belt or bow.

Must have pattern making and cutting skills prior to this workshop.

Make 1 pair in 7 sessions (14 hrs) at HKD3150


13: Basic dresses - learn how to make dresses with classic cutting line such as 'little black dress' and sheath dress. Apply variations in neckline and simple sleeves. Add facing, lining and zipper.

Sewing knowledge and skills needed prior to starting.

Make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD3680
Make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD5800


14: Intermediate dress making - add favourite trimming and design elements. Work with off-shoulder, wrap around, cowl neck and shirt dresses. Long, short, 3/4 and puff sleeves.

Take 'Basic dress making' or demonstrate ability prior to starting.

Make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD3750 Make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD6100


15: Advanced dress making - evening gowns, draping or other advanced designs decided by discussion with the workshop leader. Develop your interest, test your own collection, or university students practice for your course.

Take 'Basic dress making' and 'Intermediate dress making' or demonstrate ability prior to starting.

Make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD4300
Make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD6800


16: Children's wear for girls - a combination of garments for girls aged 3-5 or 6-8.

Make 1 basic dress and 1 pant suit in 10 sessions (20 hrs) at HKD3750br
Make 1 intermediate dress and 1 pant suit in 12 sessions (24 hrs) at HKD 3950br
Make 1 basic dress and 1 pair of trousers in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD4500


17: Children's wear for boys - a combination of garments for boys aged 3-5 or 6-8.

Make 1 collared shirt with safari pockets in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2080
Make 1 pair of trousers in 5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2480
Make 1 simple top and 1 pair of trousers in 10 sessions (20 hrs) at HKD4100


18. Moulage and draping course- learning to design and make garments by draping and attaching fabrics on the stand. Basic, intermediate, and advanced available, starting with the cowl neck line dress to advanced drapes using lightweight fabrics such as silk, chiffon, or silk georgette. You must have taken intermediate courses in skirt, blouse or dressmaking before. Learn how to drape the fabric on the mannequin to achieve your designs and fit the wearer perfectly.

Make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD4300
Make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) at HKD7200


Pattern making

Pattern making courses


1: Basic block pattern-making - learn how to take body measurements & make a flat pattern. Make skirt, bodice, collar and sleeve patterns.
5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2080

2: Intermediate pattern-making
 - learn how to make a variation of skirt, blouse and trousers and jacket, coat and sleeves and collars.
6 sessions (12 hrs) at HKD2600

3: Advanced pattern-making
 - learn how to make patterns for strapless dresses, nightwear, raglan sleeves or adding gussets.
8 sessions (16 hrs) at HKD3640

4: Pattern-making for children's wear
 - ages 3-5 and 6-8, both for boys and girls.
5 sessions (10 hrs) at HKD2750


Bag Making


1.) Tote Bag Level 1 
Making tote bag: design and construct your own tote bag applying zipper, pocket, decoration and trimmings. All materials and tools provided. This course lasts for 5 sessions and costs HKD2080. 

2.)Tote Bag level 2 
Making sophisticated tote bag with lining, zipper, different compartments, decoration and trimmings. This course lasts for seven sessions and costs HKD2500.

Please call 2116 3916 or email for details

 info@itseducation.asia / Fa@fashionproject.com.hk
WhatsApp +85262558221

Practical Textile Foundation



Next workshop: Call for details 2116 3916 or WhatsApp +85262558221

Course length: 2 sessions (1 theory and 1 practical)
Class size: 6 students maximum


Duration:
Part 1 Theory: 3 hours in class 
Part 2 Practical: Sham Shui Po trip (have a look at retail, wholesale, find the fabric supplies)

Place: Fa Fashion Project @ ITS Education Asia, Central

Requirements: Double sided sticky tape/scissors and black pen.

Start date: Please call to see when next on offer. Alternatively, if you have a group of friends, please call to arrange a tailored workshop.

Fee: 1 session (Theory) HKD1500 or 2 sessions (Theory & Practical) HKD1800

Please note these prices exclude the cost of the fabric library which may vary. Fabric library prices will be calculated and quoted on an individual basis.

Breakdown:

Session 1 

Part 1:

  • Introduction to Fabric Orientation/grain lines/fibres/yarn
  • Construction of fabric library/go through different fabrics individually/fibre content/care instructions/characteristics of fabric in relation to clothing design.
Part 2:
  • Finish construction of Fabric library
  • Critical analysis of sample designs/selecting fabrics based on interpretation of design and analyzing setting to maximize understanding of fabric relevance to design.
Session 2- Meeting at Sham Shui Po 

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Swimwear


swimwear

Learn high quality swimwear pattern-making & sewing techniques (Which can also be used to make your own bras & lingerie). Pattern-making skills will allow you to alter sizes and use bra designs to allow you to get a perfect swimsuit fit.

You will understand both the use of industrial sewing machines for swimwear production and domestic sewing machines & overlockers to make your custom swimwear at home. 

You’ll get to know the specialty stretch stitches, elastic application etc, to create a professionally finished swimsuit.

This is a practical, workshop-style course so you will get to make a couple of swimsuits (depending on style chosen and your speed. You can make them to fit yourself, or they can be a standard size.

You will require sewing experience before enrolling in this course. If you are beginner sewer you may want to take some of our basic sewing lessonsand then move on to the swimwear course.

You will learn how to:

  • use industrial/domestic machines to create a professionally finished swimsuit
  • use domestic sewing machines & overlockers to make your own swimwear at home
  • make your own swimwear patterns
  • grade basic swimwear patterns to standard sizes 
  • sew your own swimwear designs
  • take a pattern from your own swimsuits or lingerie
  • find out where to purchase swimwear fabrics and bra components (underwire, bra hooks, bra straps etc)
  • how to create structured bra/bikini top with underwire and padding

SEWING EQUIPMENT AND PATTERN MAKING EQUIPMENT: ALL INCLUDED

Workshops:

1. Swimwear design/pattern-making & cutting Level 1 (Making 1 piece of swimwear).

  • Learn basic block of the boy then change to the swimwear pattern to fit individual. 
  • Know basic knowledge of the fabrics used for this garment + trimming.
  • Using Domestic sewing + overlocker machine to finish.

Duration 3 sessions (2.5 hrs/session = 7.5 hrs) (our flexible timing might stretch out for those who can’t finish on schedule).

Fee: HKD2500

2. Swimwear design/pattern-making & cutting Level 2 (Making 2 sets of swimwear either 1 piece or 2 pieces that are more complicated design).

  • Learn more sophisticated designs with more challenging fabrics & trimming.

Duration 4 sessions (2.5 hr/session = 10 hrs) (our flexible timing might stretch out for those who can’t finish on schedule).

Fee: HKD3500

3. Swimwear design/pattern-making & cutting with focus on bras with underwire. 1 soft cup pair and 1 hard cup pair.

  • Learn how to make cups similar to lingerie.
  • how to add underwire to the bras.
  • More complex fabrics and trimming.
  • welcome to use the industrial machine for this course.

Duration 5 sessions (2.5 hrs/session = 12.5 hrs) (our flexible timing might stretch out for those who can’t finish on schedule).

Fee: HKD4500

Email: info@itseducation.asiaFa@fashionproject.com.hk
WhatsApp +85262558221

NOTE: All classes are conducted in English
Profiles of the teachers at Fa Fashion Project 

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General Terms and Conditions:


  • As we hire space from ITS Education Asia, you need to follow both the ITS terms and conditions as well as these items which are specific to our fashion workshops. Please read the ITS T&C.
  • You must bring your own sewing kits, for example threads, fabric, pencils and rulers. We will provide long rulers, sewing machines and the over locker. Sewing kits can be purchased from us or advice can be given on buying elsewhere. You may not share sewing kits.
  • For the Diploma and Higher Diploma ONLY, course fees include basic sewing kits. Students can personalize their sewing kits with additional purchases. Please note that all fabric and other materials must be paid for separately. This allows us to keep our course fees down and offer you a wider range of fabrics which vary greatly in price and so it is your choice what you decide to spend on them.
  • In the case of weather warnings forcing the school to close a replacement session will be provided at the school’s choice of date and time. Failure to attend a replacement class will be counted as usual absence. Fees will be charged on confirmation of the class and must be paid in advance. Failure to pay will mean the student is barred from attending.
  • The session numbers shown are the average expected time taken to complete the course. However, we appreciate some students are slower and some are faster. Our classes are organised as workshops to allow for different paces. If someone is genuinely slower to get through the work then we may allow them to attend additional time. If this is apparent we will discuss with you as to whether we need to make an additional charge. If students finish quicker than the stated time there is no discount/refund/credit. The price is to cover the knowledge and practice gained not time spent in the class. There is no benefit to going faster for no reason. If you work naturally faster then you have gained time but the price remans the same.
  • The school reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Unreasonable or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated and will lead to exclusion. Full refunds for unused fees will be made in such an eventuality.
  • Students can book their lessons through the school by sending an email to info@itseducation.asia or in person with the instructors while in class by signing the timetable.


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