(100+ rating)
  • One-month course
  • Meets twice a week for 5 hours
Select Schedule
  • Monday & Wednesday from 10:00am – 3.30pm.
  • Mondays through Thursdays from 6pm –8.30 pm


What you will learn

During this course, students will be introduced to sewing equipment, tools, threads, needles, and trims. They will learn all the basic techniques for hand sewing and machine sewing, stitches, and seam finishes, and they will become familiar with a professional vocabulary of sewing terms and definitions.

As part of the course, students will complete a series of practical exercises, compiling them into a comprehensive Stitch Album/Reference Book. This invaluable resource includes detailed references on various sewing elements such as boning, trims and tapes, fusible interfacings, thread, button attachment, seams and seam finishes, hems, darts, pleats, and bias tape, among others.

The final goal is to complete the Stitch Album/ Reference Book so you can keep it as a reference and go-to when constructing garments.

Enrolling in this course grants you access to our Virtual Classroom, where you can conveniently watch the video lessons at your own pace and revisit them as often as needed. This flexible online format is only a supplement—class sections are in person, to ensure you can learn sewing techniques and complete the course at a time and place that suits you best.

*Stitch Album/Reference Book included with the tuition.

Certification of completion included.


Basic Sewing

Option 1:

In the classroom. Monday & Wednesday from 10:00- 3.30 pm   August: 5,7,12,14,19,21,26, and 28 

 Option 2:

In the classroom. Monday-Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm  September:  3,4,5,9,10,11,12,16,17,18,19,23,24,25,26, and 30      


List of Materials

Materials list

- 5 yards of printed cotton calico 43” or wider

- Fabric scissors

- Pinking shears

- A packet of sewing pins

- Hand sewing needles in different sizes

- Pin cushion

- Seam ripper

- 3-5 thread cones in different colors

- Thread clipper

- Tailor’s chalk

- Tape measurement

- Loop turner

- 30 or more cardstock paper

- 25 or more clear sheet protectors

- Stitch Album — Included
within your registration fee.
Stitch Album is distributed to students on the first day of class

*Students must have a straight stitch sewing machine to practice at home as well as have access to a printer to print PDF patterns. *We recommend Singer Heavy Duty 4411.





A complete program designed for creative individuals that want to gain complete knowledge of the fashion industry.



"For years I have been dreaming about becoming a fashion designer but always found it to be unattainable. This school has changed that. I leave every class so confident and excited about what I have learned and can’t wait to come back. The schedule, class size, cost, and talent of the professors are almost too good to be true. But trust me, they are."

Taylor Dorry

Student - 2 APR 2019

Hello Fashionistas! I really like taking classes at The Fashion Institute of South Florida. After many years of looking around for a good, affordable and flexible fashion school in Miami, I’m lucky enough to have found this. I have been learning so much with the classes and the schedule is very convenient for me.  I’m almost ready to enter to fashion world and launch my own clothing label! All thanks to The Fashion Institute of South Florida!"

Krysalee Reye

Student - 15 SEP 2020

"I really enjoyed this course. It opened my thoughts and provided lots of new inspirational ideas. I always wanted to learn about fashion and what goes into garment production, so this course was exactly what I was looking for. The teachers are very friendly and they will help you with everything you need. Rucht was the best, she'll teach you everything she knows about fashion."

Juan Marcano

Marketer - 15 SEP 2017, 14:42

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