For Beginners

This year serves as the necessary basic training in the development of the practical/ technical skills in clothing construction and assembly.

Program Structure

650 hours of in-school training over 20 weeks with internships (between 3-6 months throughout the year). An 11 week intensive program is also available with varying dates throughout the year.

  • Sewing (Hand and Machine)
  • Fabrication of study pieces( assembly of pockets, fasteners and cuffs)
  • Assembly of garment pieces :(skirt, pants, dress ,blouse , jacket with lining)
  • Introduction to patternmaking and draping
  • Fabric technology
  • Clothing technology
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Technical drawings
  • History of Fashion
  • Research projects in fashion history, fabric technology, exhibitions and visits
  • Fabrication of self study garment pieces


Successful completion of this module guarantees access to the following (full-time) patternmaking diplomas: Clothing Patternmaker or International Patternmaker (co-op/work-train).

Graduates of this training module are ready to apply for jobs in sewing operations or draping in design studios.


10 150 € payable in 2 installments (50% upon enrollment/ 50% prior to session start)

The intensive module (11 weeks) or 380 hours of in-school training: 5 350 €.

Under certain conditions tuition and fees can be funded by unemployment agencies or by continuing education (training) policies for employees by companies.

Next intakes (enrollment deadline 3 months prior to start date)

Foundation year

26 November 2018 - 26 July 2019

Foundation (intensive training)

1 April 2019 - 14 June 2019

Foundation year

26 August 2019 - 24 July 2020

Foundation year

25 November 2019 - 17 July 2020

Foundation (intensive training)

30 March 2020 - 12 June 2020

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