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ITS Tutorial School offers a wide range of fashion, dressmaking and design courses for the Hong Kong community.

Dressmaking Classes

Do you dream of turning your own ideas and designs into real garments?

Are you fed up of paying outrageous prices for couture dresses?

Do you have difficulty finding dream dresses that fit perfectly? Why not make your own?

Do you wish you could make unique gifts for family and friends?

Do you want to be inspired to get into further fashion courses and the garment industry?

For these reasons and many more, you will benefit from the range of ITS Tutorial School sewing and dressmaking classes.


Whether you already have experience or have never picked up a needle and thread, ITS's sewing and dressmaking courses are for you. This is your chance to combine your creativity with newly learned technical skills to learn how to produce fashionable garments for every occasion. We can help you create your own special garment from start to finish, made to fit you.

Our classes are small, with each student having access to their own machine and the option of one-to-one tuition. We accept all skill levels and ages.

A certifcate of completion is issued for each class you finish.



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All courses aim to:

  • teach students to produce couture and proper high-fashion, not simply factory standard garments.

  • enable students to finish garments in a professional way, with each garment inspected to reach couture standards of production and design.
  • help students continue their further professional development independently.

  • teach using an international system that will allow students to apply the knowledge gained at the workshop anywhere in the world and in the pursuit of varied goals, from starting their own business ventures to creative leisure time.



3 dresses
Sewing machines are provided but students may bring their own machine if they prefer.

Students will be taught on an individual basis, within a workshop environment, based on interest and enrolment, promoting more effective and efficient learning.

All courses are taught in English.



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Rachel Freda Lloyd Fashion student Rachel Freda Lloyd shows her creative side with Fa Harrington at ITS Tutorial School in Central.

Ongoing courses are workshop based. 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

Monday/Tuesday/Friday
Evening session: 7pm – 9pm

We also offer customized schedules for private lessons.

Ongoing courses

1: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Basic Sewing- for students who have never used the sewing machine before or have done only straight stitches. Gain basic knowledge of further sewing skills, including how to design, cut and sew different types of pockets; side pockets, patch pocket, safari pocket, and how to apply zippers to a garment. Plus how to make ruffles, plackets, and collars as well as adding basic embellishment.

The course consists of five sessions for a total time of 10 hrs and is priced at HKD2080. (fabrics included)

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2: Basic Skirt making, Pattern Cutting and Garment Finishing

In these classes students will learn to take body measurements, pattern cutting and make foundational skirts that fit to their body.

Students will learn different foundational skirts; A-line skirt, pencil skirt, full-circular skirts (or table skirt) and flared skirt. They will learn how to make a waistband, adding zipper, lining, hemming. Basic embellishment can be included at the students’ discretion.

However the types of fabric have to be restricted due to the beginner’s skills.

Basic skirts

Course options:

1) making 1 foundational skirt in 5 sessions (10 hrs) for HKD2080

2) making 2 foundational skirts in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD3750



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3: Intermediate skirt making- Students must have the prior knowledge and skill of sewing or have completed the basic skirt making course.

The course covers more advanced pattern making- pleats, gores, godets, yokes and other style details. Embellishments can be included at the students’ discretion. The teacher will help to alter or change the pattern to match the design. Students are allowed to use any type of fabric apart from chiffon and any transparent fabric

Grey Skirt
1) 1 intermediate skirt in 5 sessions (10 hrs) for HKD2080

2) 2 intermediate skirts in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD3750





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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.


Skirt making

Students have unlimited choices of choosing the fabric.


Course options:

1) 1 advanced skirt from your own design in 5 sessions (10 hrs) for HKD2450

2) 2 advanced skirts from your own design in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD4400

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5: Basic blouses making course- students will learn to take body measurements, tracing the bodice block pattern which will be provided by the instructor and changed to match their body. Making openings, front and back button stands, adding detail for example frills or ruffles on the garments etc. including bat-wings and kimono sleeves at their own choice.

The items involved include bodices, sleeves, and different necklines. Basic embellishments can be included at the student's discretion.

Yellow blouse

All patterns and garments are designed and made by using the student's own measurements.

Course options:

1) make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) for HKD2500

2) make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) for HKD4500







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6: Intermediate blouses making course focusing on the collars- students will 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.

Purple blouse


Course options:


1) make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) for HKD2800

2) make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) for HKD5000






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

Blouses

Course options:

1) make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) for HKD2800

2) make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) for HKD5000

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8: Advanced blouse making course - applying tucks, draped collar, applying bead trimmings, all details. This course 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.

Fashion
Course options:

1) make 1 blouse in 6 sessions (12 hrs) for HKD2900

2) make 2 blouses in 12 sessions (24 hrs) for HKD5250





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

Jacket

Course options:

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

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









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10: Jacket making level 2 (Tailored jacket focus) - this course is for those who want to focus on varying all types of jacket. Also applying the trimmings to the garment for example applying the strips and the piping to the collar and lapel.

The course  includes block pattern making. All patterns and garments are designed and made using the student's own measurements. You also will learn about how to apply the interfacing, the facing, the lining and the shoulder pads to the garments.


Black jacket
Course options:

1) make 1 tailored jacket, or double-breasted jacket in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD4800

2) make 2 jackets, one tailored and one double-breasted in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD6500










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

Basic dress

The course also includes block pattern making. All patterns and garments are designed and made by using the student's own measurements.

This course consists of  5 sessions for a total time 10 hours and a total cost of HKD2200











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12: Intermediate Pant-Making course- the student will learn how to alter the basic trouser block patterns to be more sophisticated such as adding pleats, darts onto the patterns.  Student will make 1 pair of pants from their own designs. They can also add belt and bow to the pants.

Women in pnts
The course consists of 7 sessions for a total time 14 hours and a total cost of HKD3150











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Those who wish to take this course must have completed the basic dress course from ITS Tutorial School or any basic design courses which have any dress pattern making and cutting from ITS Tutorial School.

13: Basic Dresses- this focuses on the design of dresses; cocktail dress, office dresses and evening gown. Students learn how to make dresses which involve classic cutting line; sheath dress, little black dress, with the variation of neckline and simple sleeves. They will also learn how to add the facing, the lining and the zipper to the dress.

Students must have prior knowledge and skill of sewing.

Blue dress
Course options:

1) make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) for HKD3680

2) make 2 dresses with different cuts, necklines and sleeves in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD5800










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14: Intermediate dress making - this focuses on the dresses to which the student wishes to add their favourite trimming. This involves one off shoulder dresses, wrapped around dress, cowl neck dress and shirtdress with the round-pleated skirt with long, short, ¾ sleeve and puff sleeve

The student will also learn how to change the block pattern provided by the instructor to
match the design.


Basic draping

Course options:

1) make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) for HKD3750

2) make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD6100











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Those who wish to take this course must have completed the basic dress-making course or if they have learnt from somewhere else they have to show their work or have to pass the interview with the instructor.

15: Advanced dress making course - including draping on the stand, dummy or any design that they wish to do.

This course 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. 



Course options:

1) make 1 dress in 8 sessions (16 hrs) for HKD4300

2) make 2 dresses in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD6800
















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Those who wish to take this course must have completed the basic and intermediate dress making courses.

16: Children's Wear for girls- this course involves garments for girls aged between 3-5 and 6-8, including one dress with no sleeves, one dress with sleeves and collar and one pantsuit.

Childrens wearCourse options:

1) make 2 garments which are 1 basic dress with ruffle, smock and one pair of pant suit in 10 sessions (20 hrs) for HKD3750

2) make 2 garments which are 1 intermediate dress with a variation of collars, sleeve, ruffle, and other details and 1 pair of pant-suit in 12 sessions (24 hrs) for HKD3950

3) make 2 garments which are 1 basic dress and 1 pair of trousers which has the elastic band, waist – loops and zipper in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD4500



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17: Children's Wear for boys- this course involves garments for boys aged between 3-5 and 6-8, including simple smart shirt, a shirt collar boy's shirt and trousers.

Course options:

1) make 1 shirt collar boy shirt with safari pocket in 5 sessions (10 hrs) for HKD2080

2) make 1 pair of trousers in 5 sessions with patch pocket, waist band, elastic band  (10 hrs) for HKD2480

3) make 1 simple top with a pair of trouser in 10 session (20 hrs) for HKD4100

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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. Student 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

Course options:

1) make 1 garment in 8 sessions (16 hrs) for HKD4300

2) make 2 garments in 15 sessions (30 hrs) for HKD7200








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Pattern making courses

1: Basic block pattern-making -  students will learn how to take the body measurement and make flat pattern from their own measurement or standard size if they want. They will make skirt pattern, bodice, collar and sleeve.

1) 5 sessions for 10 hrs for HKD2080

Students will be given handouts
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2: Intermediate pattern-making- students will learn how to make a variation of skirt, blouse and trousers and jacket, coat and sleeves and collars.

1) 6 sessions for 12 hrs for HKD2600

Students will be given handouts.

3: Advanced pattern-making - students will learn how to make patterns for strapless dresses, nightwear, raglan sleeves or adding gussets, or any design they wish.

1) 8 sessions for 16 hrs for HKD3640

Students will be given handouts
.

4: Pattern making for children - ages 3-5 and 6-8, both for boys and girls.

1) 5 sessions for 10 hrs for HKD2750

Students will be given handouts
.

Practical Textile Foundation Course Next course: Call for details 2116 3916

Course length- 2 sessions:1 theory and 1 practical.
Class size:  6 students maximum

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

Place : Fashion Project room
ITS Tutorial School Central

Requirements: Students will need double sided sticky tape/scissors and black pen.

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

Payment: by cash or cheque payable to ITS Tutorial School.

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

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

Course Outline:
This short course builds foundational knowledge of fabrics by creating a comprehensive fabric library where students will be taught the generic names of commonly used fabrics and their relevance to their designs in terms of key features, strengths and weaknesses.  Basic distinctions between man-made and natural fibres will be defined and practical care will be addressed.  Critical analysis will be carried out in the second class where students will undertake appropriate fabric selection for sample designs.

Class 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 students interpretation of design and analyzing within class setting to maximize understanding of fabric relevance to design.

Session 2- Meeting at Sham Shui Po

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General Terms and Conditions:

  • Students must bring their own sewing kits, for example threads, fabric, pencils and rulers. The school will provide long rulers, sewing machines and the over locker. Sewing kits can be purchased at the school or advice can be given on buying elsewhere. Students may not share sewing kits.

  • Students also have to provide their own designs.

  • The maximum number of students for a single session is seven. This is to ensure the efficiency and quality of learning and teaching. The minimum number of students is two. 

  • Absence from a class will not be compensated in any way. The school takes no responsibility for the absence of the student, unless they are seriously ill and can provide appropriate medical documents. Students who are unable to attend a session should inform the school immediately. Rearrangements may be made at our discretion providing teachers are available and the class numbers allow.

  • 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 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.

NOTE: All classes are conducted in English
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The difference between style and fashion is quality
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(852) 2116-3916

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(852) 2116-3258

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