Textile Block Printing
Learn to design and create stamp/block printed textiles - from carving techniques, design layouts to basic repeat systems suitable for textile products and paper.
Sewing 3: The Classic Shirt
This is the perfect enrichment sewing class, ideal for students who have completed the Sewing 2 course. Enrol now to further develop your sewing skills, focusing on a range of more challenging garment techniques to create a classic shirt. Create a tailored calico toile for a perfect fit and sizing.
Sustainable Fashion Restyling
Be part of a new era of ethical and slow fashion with a focus on restyling techniques that reduce textile waste. Curate a stylish wardrobe that makes you shine!
Sewing 2: Lingerie and Swimwear
Explore the fabrics trims used in lingerie and intimate apparel and learn techniques required for stretch and delicate fabrics to make at least one piece of lingerie or swimwear. Learn how to replicate professional finishes under guidance of our expert tutor.
Take your dressmaking skills to the next level with our fabulous teachers. Gain more confidence and experience, while learning professional finishes. This is an opportunity to enjoy a fun environment with fellow sewing enthusiasts. Pre-requisites apply.
Botanical Illustration and Pattern Design
This course will give you fresh inspiration, around your observational drawing and painting skills, looking at tips and techniques about colour and how to paint in watercolour for textile designs. You will then work with Photoshop to create pattern repeats and digitised print-ready images.
Explore and develop your own fashion illustration style and learn the techniques and tools to communicate the mood and image of a fashion label or design. Explore a range of media and techniques to capture the mood in Illustration.
Fashion Business: Specifications for Manufacturing Success
Learn the importance of the specification or technical pack in the Textiles, Fashion and Clothing industry and how to write one. The specification or tech pack is an essential component of the manufacturing process. You need a detailed and accurate specification in order to get your product made.
Patternmaking-Replicate Your Favourite Garment
Do you have a garment you love that you would like to replicate and make? This is a course for complete beginners who would like to learn how to make a pattern from an existing garment so that they can make the garment again themselves.
How to be a Personal Stylist
Become an interpreter of fashion and how to advise others on what to wear from a professional industry-renowned stylist. Finesse the techniques to offer fashion advice to customers, or to learn and experiment more on your own personal style.
Digital Textiles Printing for Fashion
Learn to produce digital prints in our state-of-the-art print studio. Be introduced to digital textiles and explore the diversity and range of outcomes you can create using your own designs.
Learn pattern making principles using a variety of methods to modify basic pattern blocks. You will develop patterns including a variety of skirt styles, bodice dart manipulations, sleeves, and a pant and a dress style. A choice of women's size 8-18 blocks are available to your use.
Learn to make your own trendy clothes that suit and actually fit your body using the techniques of top designers. You will also learn how to fit and adjust commercial patterns to your size, so your garments look professionally made.
3D Modelling and Printing for Fashion
Learn how to create 3D models of jewellery and accessories using Rhinoceros 3D modelling software. This hands-on course will take you through concept design, basic 2D drawing and tracing techniques, modelling your design in 3D through to physically printing your design.
In this course, over five full days, you will learn to make your own trendy clothes that suit and actually fit your body. You will learn techniques of top designers as well as how to fit and adjust commercial patterns to your size, so your garments look professionally made.
Be introduced to the wonderful art of millinery in our design studio under the guidance of our expert tutor. Learn the artisanal fine skills of a milliner as you produce a fascinator/hatinator for a special occasion, the spring carnival or adding that special touch to an everyday outfit.
This beginner-level course will introduce you to fashion drawing. For those with creative ideas, this is the opportunity to learn how to draw a model and present your fashion design ideas in the most effective way.
Shoe Making Intensive-Derby
Learn the art of shoe making from industry experts and make an amazing pair of unisex Derby lace-ups,in this intensive five-day (Saturday) course.
Bag Making 2: Tote Bag
Learn how to design and create a tote bag, including design and pattern making, leather skiving and folding and attaching standard fittings. This course builds on the skills already gained in the Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag course. Pre-requisites apply.
Learn to be an interpreter of fashion. An industry-renowned stylist will teach you the insider's guide to the role of the stylist today. Experience hands-on activities such as working with mood boards to work towards the photoshoot styling project.
Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag
Learn how to design and create a clutch bag in leather, as well as the introductory knowledge associated with bag making. Explore the possibilities with the guidance of our tutor in our industry-level studio.
Fashion Merchandising Planning
An introduction to the theories, concepts and practice of allocating fashion and textile merchandise to appropriate retail outlets/clients. Through analysing retail data you will design and develop retail strategies that would contribute to corporate financial planning. Pre-requisites apply.
Learn how to draft and fit basic women's blocks to your own measurements. Develop the skills required to draft and fit made-to-measure garments for yourself or your clients.
Shoe Making: Creating Footwear by Hand
Learn the art of shoe making with an industry expert and make yourself an amazing pair of low heeled ballet flats or unisex Derby simple lace ups. Over this 42 hour foundational footwear course you will have the opportunity to familiarise with the skills and techniques required for shoe making.
Portfolio Preparation in Fashion and Textiles
Join experienced RMIT practitioners and explore facets of the fashion and textiles industry. Over four days, experiment with different media and learn how to conceptualise, document and organise your design ideas graphically.
Shoe Making: Sandals
Learn how to make your very own pair of classic leather sandals. Based on the Roman sandals design with minimal fuss construction techniques, create a beautifully simple and striking pair of flat sandals.
Sewing 3: Chanel-style Jacket
Learn and apply advanced tailoring techniques to achieve bespoke fitting and finishing for a Coco Chanel inspired jacket. Choose from two designs for your tailored, fully-lined, collarless jacket.
Product Knowledge Workshops in Textiles
These workshops have been specifically designed for current and newly appointed Textile, Clothing and Fashion (TCF) staff wishing to improve their technical knowledge and gain a wider appreciation of the many facets of the total 'textile pipeline' from fibres to fashion.
Machine Knitting - Level 2
Learn the process of designing, knitting and finishing a knitted garment with sleeves. You will learn how to modify a basic block to produce your own knitted sweater or wrap cardigan with sleeves. Explore fully fashioned shaping techniques and partial knitting to achieve a neckline and knit a seamless double hem.
Machine Knitting - Level 1
You will learn a variety of fundamental techniques and skills that are the basis of creative and practical machine knitting.
Sewing 4: Couture Techniques
An enrichment class to take your sewing skills to the next level, following on from the Chanel-style Jacket and/or the Classic White Shirt.