Pattern Cutting & Construction part-time

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Would you like to design clothes but don’t yet have the technical know-how? Do you want to delve into the technical aspects of pattern making and sewing? Well, this Pattern Cutting & Construction part-time course is the right for you.

Level: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 12 weeks

When: On Saturdays, from 9:30am to 5:00pm

Autumn 2023 session: September 30th to December 16th, 2023
Spring 2024 session: March 2nd to May 25th, 2024

Language: English only

Credits: 0

Tuition fee: € 1.800*

Application fee: € 125**

Admission: open for admission

Maximum number of students: 14


*Atumn 2023 session: early bird tuition fee of € 1.600 available if you register and complete the full payment before the 1st of June 2023.

**Application fee is due at the moment of registration and it is not refundable.

This course is designed to develop technical skills in pattern cutting and garment construction area. You will learn how to construct full scale blocks and engineer into final working patterns, then use specialised industrial machinery to manufacture a final garment.

Course subjects:
    • Taking measurements and constructing basic blocks.
    • Pattern blocks to include a bodice, skirt, trousers and one piece sleeve.
    • Pattern adaptations to include dart manipulation and cut and spread.
    • Construction of master patterns and samples.
    • Basic construction and sewing skills.
    • Proficient handling of industrial sewing machines.
    • Pressing techniques.
    • Formation of a reference manual of all pattern blocks studied.

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to switch career;
  • you completed high school and want to move up on the career ladder;
  • you are not sure if you want to follow a full BA programme;
  • you are working in another industry and would like to learn how to manufacture a garment;
  • you would like to develop your technical skills to a professional standard.


We don’t ask for any formal qualifications, and it isn’t necessary to have knowledge of pattern cutting and sewing as this course will teach the basics. However, we do believe you’ll get more out of our course if you have an interest in and experience of art and design more generally.

Step 1: Fill out the Request for Information form or sign up to an Open Day;

Step 2: We will send you more details by email and we will schedule a call or meeting with you;

Step 3: After the call or meeting, we will send you by email the Application form;

Step 4: Submit the application form, letter of motivations, curriculum vitae, digital copy of your passport and proof of payment of the enrolment fee (€ 125).

Step 5: We will send you the invoice and we will confirm your enrolment once we receive the payment of the tuition fee.

Tuition fee: € 1.800*


Application fee: € 125**


The Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a non-governmental and non-subsidized institute.


Not eligible to receive studiefinanciering.


Fees are equal for Europen and non-European students.


*Early bird tuition fee of € 1.600 available if you apply and pay the fees before the 1st of June 2023.

**Application fee is due at the moment of registration.

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