What do you need:

Sewing is a skill that can be only learn by practicing. The first thing you need is a private space in your home where you can practice for a list 3-5 hours a week

  • Straigh stitch sewing machine

  • Stitch Album/ Reference book

  • 5 yards of printed cotton and sewing tools -a completed list will be available after registration-

  • 3-5 hours at week to practice and to complete homework

What you will learn

You will learn basic sewing techniques and professional sewing terms and vocabulary.

  • Bottom and closures, seam finishes, how to attach elastics.

  • Seam allowance, different darts, hems, pleats.

  • How to attach deferents kind of zippers, pockets, buttonholes and a lot more



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Introduction to sewing

shabana Arif Alzakwani

It was good course helped alot Thankyou

It was good course helped alot Thankyou

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Now I can say I know how to sew!

Diana Tejada

I always had crazy and very nice clothes design but I in the end I had no clue how to make the idea come true. I used to feel so frustrated about it but now ...

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I always had crazy and very nice clothes design but I in the end I had no clue how to make the idea come true. I used to feel so frustrated about it but now thanks to this class I know how to put things together. Deeply grateful to The Fashion Institute!

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Here is what you will learn from this course

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome and course objective

    2. What is in your Stitch Album/ Reference book

    3. How to layout and cut the PDF patterns - Part 1

    4. How to layout and cut the PDF patterns - Part 2

    5. How to layout and cut the PDF patterns - Part 3

    1. Material list (syllabus attached below)

    2. Buttons and closures 1- buttons

    3. Buttons and closures 2- Chinese Frogs

    4. Buttons and Closures 3- Heavy Duty Hook and Eyes

    5. Buttons and Closures 4- Hook and Eyes/ VIDEO COMING SOON

    6. Buttons and Closures 5- Snaps

    7. Buttons and Closures 6- velcro tapes

    1. Circular Stitches

    2. Maze stitch

    3. Starigh Stitch _Back stich

    1. Introduction to seam allowance

    2. 1/4. AND 1/2 Seam allowance

    3. 1/4 curved seam allowance

    4. Stay stitching

    5. Stitch Length

    1. Introduction to seam finishings

    2. French Seams

    3. Flat -Felled Seam

    4. Plain Seam with a self , clean edge finish

    5. Over-Lock/Sewing 101

    1. Introduction to darts

    2. Straight Darts

    3. Cut-away darts

    4. Fisheye dart

    5. Introduction to Pleats

    6. Knife or Side pleats

    7. Box Pleats

    8. Inverted Pleats

About this course

  • $650.00
  • 62 lessons
  • 8.5 hours of video content


Instructor Rucht D'Oleo-Schwartz

Rucht D’Oleo graduated at the top of her class with a diploma in fashion design at Instituto Tecnologico Mercy Jacquez in her home, Dominican Republic. She worked as a fashion designer for high-end clients, giving her the opportunity to create original collections and earn experience in a cutthroat field of the industry. She won several competitions and her designs were featured in numerous fashion shows and published in several newspapers. In 2001, Rucht set out for a new opportunity in Miami, Florida where she graduated with honors from Miami International University of Art and Design. Her first collection consisted of all one-of-a-kind pieces made with carefully chosen natural materials such as linen, cotton, and silk. In that same year, she was named Best New Fashion Designer in Miami and in 2009, she received the Key to Miami Dade County from Mayor Carlos Alvarez. She was invited to be one of nine judges for the international Fashion Designers contest, ŁÓDŹ YOUNG FASHION 2017, and also spoke at the International Fashion Symposium held in Kingston, Jamaica. D’Oleo’s designs have been published in local magazines & newspapers and she has also written and published a book in Spanish about the business of fashion called “ El Negocio de la Moda.” In June 2016, D’Oleo founded Fashion Institute of Florida, a fashion school that was conceived to give creative individuals the opportunity to launch a career in the fashion industry without paying the high cost of traditional colleges. Fashion Institute of Florida is licensed by the Commission of Independent Education in Florida. [email protected]