Stitching and Garment making Level 2

Basic Information


This course combines the opportunity to practice the various sewing techniques demonstrated at the beginning of each class and simultaneously construct the garments using the patterns completed from the pattern drafting courses or generic patterns. Course is taught by Tsufa whose main line of work is consulting and training the start-up fashion companies and established fashion houses under her company Tsufa Fashion LLC. The course is setup as a workshop hence it is suitable for both the beginners as well as those that are experienced. Both are welcome to bring in any garment details from a magazine or any other source, and we will demonstrate those techniques in class.

Demos presented at the beginning of each class are the most commonly used techniques in garment construction. Rest of the class is utilized to construct your own garment(s).

Upon completion of this course, your knowledge of the sewing and construction techniques will enhance the possibilities of a new approach to creative garment construction.


Lesson 1: a) Intro to fabric, preparation and cutting: The experienced can proceed directly to cutting.

c) Getting familiar with your sewing machine and sewing necessities

e) Practice for beginners: Parallel and circular lines

Home practice: Cut out patterns / Repeat demo

Lesson 2: a) Use of fusing, lining and reinforcing tape

b) Simple seam finishes and simple darts

Home practice: Practice seams

Lesson 3: a) Other darts b) Curved seams

Home practice: Bust level dart

Lesson 4: a) Facings for bodice

Home practice: Facing variations

Lesson 5: a) Zipper and facing/waistband

Home practice: Zipper

Lesson 6: a) Other seam finishes and rolls

Home practice: Other seam finishes

Lesson 7: a) Buttons and zipper

Home practice: Zipper with buttons

Lesson 8: a) Tucks, Casings, pockets

Home practice: Pockets

Lesson 9: a) GUEST SPEAKER: Diyal Sen Bhalla (see below for Diyali’s background)

b) Collars and pockets

Home practice: Collars and pockets

Lesson 10: a) Sleeve plackets, cuffs, gathers and elastic

GUEST SPEAKER: Diyali Sen Bhalla

I am an alumni of the National Institute Of Fashion Technology affiliated to FIT, New York.

I passed out of college in 1993 and having interned with a well known design house in Delhi, I started my own label and business in the year 1996.

I set up and managed the business, taking care of design, sales and supply.

The course of ‘Introduction to Fashion Design’ is a comprehensive course with the objective of learning the basics of fashion design and creativity.

The course covers various subjects of fashion including drawing the figure in many poses and the techniques of design.

The students would learn the theories of design and garments and by the end of the course have a portfolio of their collection.

Course Details

Teacher Shahana Mustafa
Day / Time Saturday 10am -1pm
Course Session Saturday: 3 Hours
Duration 12 Weeks
Members Fee 1950
Non-Members Fee 25% Extra
Material Fee NA

Material Required

Fabric (your chosen fabric – please only non-stretch cotton for beginners), Fusing/Interfacing if needed, Zipper and/or buttons if needed
Thread (one shade darker than your chosen fabric) Sewing machine One sided zipper foot, , Elastic thread
Fabric scissors, Snips (mini scissors), Stitch ripper, Straigt pins, Tape measure, Straight transparent grid ruler (optional)

Terms and Conditions

1. Pre-registration required for all classes and payments to be made in advance.
2. Students must attend classes they have registered and paid for.
3. Makeup classes provided and refunds issued only if art center cancels any lessons.

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