Tailor Academy

Expertise since 1741

Learn the tailoring craft from Austrian master tailor Stefan Wimmer in this one of a kind online course. 

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The hands-on sewing masterclass for all levels

Professional training. Full flexibility. Outstanding results.

At Tailor Academy, we believe that being a tailor is the most wonderful profession in the world. At the company headquarters of Wimmer schneidert in Salzburg, the humming and buzzing of sewing machines fills the air from dusk till dawn. We often notice our master tailors getting lost in their work, a subtle smile on their lips. We stem from a long line of master dressmakers and our mission is simple: to share that passion with as many people as possible. For that to happen, educating one or two apprentices per year is just not enough so we’ve decided to try a different path: a professional online sewing course for all levels, designed to share the entire knowledge of a craft with the world.
master tailor and course leader Stefan Wimmer and family

Why we share our know-how​

We are often asked and sometimes even criticized why we share all our knowledge. As one of the oldest tailor’s shops in the world, we have collected generations of knowledge, practice and experience. As an award-winning teaching company, apprentices, masters and designers have been trained here for 9 generations. 

Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer training companies to learn the tailoring from scratch. And we, too, can only accept and train 1-2 new apprentices in our manufacture in Salzburg every year.

„We are becoming more and more aware of this trend. Of course, I am pleased that so many people are interested in this beautiful craft. But at the same time it saddens me that every year we have to reject dozens of qualified applicants who want to learn our beautiful craft.“ – Stefan Wimmer

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Genuine tailoring skills straight from the expert

Stefan Wimmer explains why we share our know-how in an online sewing class

When we first announced that we’d share our knowledge of the tailoring craft, the reactions ranged from curiosity to criticism, but for us, it was a question of ensuring the future of the trade: as one of the oldest tailor’s shops in the world, we have collected generations’ worth of knowledge and practical experience, passing on this wealth of knowledge to our numerous award-winning apprentices, master tailors and designers over the years. But more often than not, we had to send away qualified and talented people because there are many more applicants than spots. 

„We are becoming more and more aware of this trend. Of course, I am pleased that so many people are interested in this beautiful craft. But at the same time it saddens me that every year we have to reject dozens of qualified applicants who want to learn our beautiful craft.“ – Stefan Wimmer

Thanks to Tailor Academy, the professional online sewing class for all levels, that limitation is now a thing of the past and thousands of people will get the chance at realising their dreams of acquiring professional dressmaking skills straight from the source.

The hands-on sewing class

Tailor Academy | Wimmer schneidert

As a ninth generation tailor, Stefan Wimmer is the current head of  Wimmer schneidert, a venerable tailoring company known for its high quality custom clothing and excellence in vocational training. The Austrian “Apprentice of the Year” award and title of National Champion regularly go to students of Wimmer schneidert. With the Tailor Academy online course, Stefan Wimmer makes his knowledge available to the world.

Headshot of Stefan Wimmer of Wimmer schneidert & Tailor Academy

Stefan Wimmer

The course from the real master tailor

Reduced for a short time + 14 day free trial.

per unit

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instead of USD 41.90 now only
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billed $ 1,040 USD 697 / year

instead of USD 1,040.30 now
$ 697 USD / year

All-Inclusive

USD 25 / unit

billed $ 2,026  USD 1,297

instead of USD 2,026.5 now
$ 1,297 USD one time

What is the difference?

Only the payment method changes. We pass on the price advantage of the payment processor and simplified administration directly to you. All three payment options contain the same 52 Master Class units from the Tailor Academy and conclude with an examination.

Every 14 days a new unit is unlocked. Each lesson focuses on a new garment, with the pattern available for download in all sizes. Professional video sewing instructions with tips and helpful bonus material are also included with each unit.

All participants have permanent access to all activated course content, during and after the course.

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The course includes a total of 52 practice-oriented, expert-led video tutorials complete with step-by-step instructions. Premium sewing patterns in all sizes worth over $ 9,700 are included to download for free.

This masterclass is suitable for beginners as well as advanced users. From the very beginning, participants will create wearable pieces that increase in difficulty with every unit. In the videos, they follow detailed instructions from Stefan Wimmer as he creates every piece step by step. 

The units come complete with background knowledge, material lists, and important tips and tricks for clean and effective working. 

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What to expect from the Sewing Masterclass

Learn professional tailoring skills. With Joy.

At Tailor Academy, we focus on practice, sharing useful knowledge, and instilling the joy of working with beautiful garments in all course participants. From the very first lesson, they receive the same information and insights we pass on to our own apprentices because we want them to feel the same joy and appreciation for the craft as we do.

What you’ll get in the masterclass:

The pieces you will create

At the Tailor Academy, we focus on practical experience and attach great importance to not only imparting our knowledge, but also to work on beautiful items of clothing from the very first lesson that you can also wear with pleasure:

Each module is a finished piece of clothing. From dresses and skirts to jackets and evening dresses, followed by menswear, wedding attire and high fashion.

Find out more about the course content >

The course from the real master tailor

Reduced for a short time + 14 day free trial.

per unit

USD 34 / unit

now $ 41.90 USD 34 per unit

instead of USD 41.90 now only
$ 34.00 USD / per unit

Very
popular

ANNUAL

USD 27unit

billed $ 1,040 USD 697 / year

instead of USD 1,040.30 now
$ 697 USD / year

All-Inclusive

USD 25 / unit

billed $ 2,026  USD 1,297

instead of USD 2,026.5 now
$ 1,297 USD one time

What is the difference?

Only the payment method changes. We pass on the price advantage of the payment processor and simplified administration directly to you. All three payment options contain the same 52 Master Class units from the Tailor Academy and conclude with an examination.

Every 14 days a new unit is unlocked. Each lesson focuses on a new garment, with the pattern available for download in all sizes. Professional video sewing instructions with tips and helpful bonus material are also included with each unit.

All participants have permanent access to all activated course content, during and after the course.

Tailor Academy

Expertise since 1741

Back in 1741, a tailor shop opened its doors in the little town of Schleedorf in Salzburg/Austria. Unbeknownst to the founder, it would become the foundation for the dressmaker dynasty Wimmer, now in its 9th generation of master tailors.

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Customer reviews

Whitney Luckenbill

TomKat Stitchery

“If sewing is something you are interested in doing…”

Hila Willing

Saturday Night Stitch

“if you would like to improve your tailoring skills, and pick up…”

Lisa Kisch

And Sew On

“Initially I honestly thought that would really gonna bother…” 

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What our participants say

Our Apprentices' Successes

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“”Practice makes perfect. And of course the many expert tips help.”
Vinzenz W.

Apprentice of the year award for the team of Wimmer schneidert
1st place Apprentice Competition

We and the entire company congratulate our son Vinzenz Wimmer (10th generation) on 1st place in the national apprentice competition as well as on his excellent success in the final certificate.

The Wimmer schneidert team celebrating apprentice's success
Excellent success

Theresa Leitner has successfully passed the journeyman’s exams for women’s and men’s dressmakers and received an award for her achievements. The entire Wimmer schneidert team commends her for this great success!

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“Thanks for the great training!”
Theresa L.

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“With a practice-oriented training you have a clear advantage when the craft is evaluated”
Lisa R.

Award ceremony for SkillsAustria success
State Champion

Lisa Rasser was named national champion at the AustrianSkills competition 2018! AustrianSkills is a challenging multi-day event where participants have to prove their skills and dexterity. The entire Wimmer team is proud of our winner!

Apprentice of the year award ceremony
Apprentice Of The Year

Leonhard was named apprentice of the year, seen here at the award ceremony with Governor Wilfred Haslauer and WKS Vice President Peter Genser. He is now a women’s dressmaker, a men’s dressmaker and a “Säckler” (a maker of leather clothing).

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“Thank you for introducing me to tailoring.”
Leonhard W.

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“I really learned a lot. Thanks for the training!”
Gregor Q.

Success for Wimmer schneidert apprentices in tailoring competition
Two excellent successes

Two excellent successes in the final apprenticeship exams for Michaela and Gregor in 2020. The entire Wimmer team is doubly proud of their excellent performances!

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Our promise

In the very first unit, we’ll show you how to make a simple summer dress. You can progress at your own pace, finishing one new garment with each lesson. Always by your side: real expert advice from an established master tailor and insights into the beautiful business of tailoring.

Our customer success team is available to answer our course participants’ questions and help you along the way.

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Our company in Salzburg

Would you like to know what it looks like in Schleedorf? Here, at the headquarters of traditional tailoring company Wimmer schneidert we measure, cut, and tailor all day long to make clothing dreams happen. It’s also where we’ve been successfully training our own apprentices since 1741. That same attention to detail and joy is available through our online sewing course to the entire world. 

Join master tailor Stefan Wimmer and let him indulge you in the most beautiful craft of the world!

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Do you have any questions about the online course?

You might find our FAQ section useful!

Your question has not been answered? Then we’re looking forward to receiving your e-mail at mail@tailor-academy.com and hope to welcome you to our course soon.

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The course as a gift

Would you like to give your loved ones a hobby as a present?
Register now for a 1 or 2 year package with your email address and send us an email with the details of the person receiving the gift. We’ll take it from there! 

The person receiving the gift can decide for themselves when they would like to start with the first unit. You can find more information on this in our FAQ .

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