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Sewing Masterclass

The course consists of 52 units in total. Regardless of whether you pay per unit or have chosen the complete package,
 a new model will unlock for you every 14 days:

Progressive

We guarantee learning success and excellent results from the first unit to the last.

All-inclusive

We'll take you by the hand and share all our knowledge with you: from sewing patterns in all sizes, taking measurements and adjusting to studio furnishings, as well as videos on fabrics and materials, etc...

Creative

Create your own works of art based on your creative ideas from day one.

Unit 1
1. A-line dress
Learning content:
  • How to sew a faced collar
  • How to make a button loop
  • How to sew an invisible hem
  • How to sew a dart
Bonus video:
  • Setting up your sewing room
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Unit 2
2. Panel skirt with waistband
Learning content:
  • How to make a broad waistband
  • How to insert a zipper
  • How to gather a skirt
  • How to hem a bell-shaped skirt
Bonus video:
  • Taking measurements and adapting/altering patterns
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Unit 3
3. Strap dress with concealed zipper
Learning content:
  • How to invert a faced collar
  • How to insert an invisible zipper
  • How to sew a simple slit
  • How to separate and flatten seam allowances on a curved seam
  • How to conduct a fitting of a tight-fitting garment
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Unit 4
4. Open Bolero jacket
Learning content:
  • How to insert sleeves
  • How to turn a collar to make a lapel
  • How to line front and back panels
Bonus video:
  • Self-assessment
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Unit 5
5. Ladies vest with V-neck
Learning content:
  • How to work a facing into a lining
  • How to insert a lining in a vest
  • How to finish edges
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Unit 6
6. Pleated trousers with a belt
Learning content:
  • Another way to insert a zipper
  • How to make a waistband for pants
  • More ways to finish edges
  • How to fold pleats
  • How to make belt loops
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Unit 7
7. Jersey skirt with elastic waistband
Learning content:
  • How to insert an elastic waistband
  • How to work with Jersey fabric
  • How to hand-sew an invisible hem
  • The difference between conventional sewing machine needles and Jersey needles
Bonus video:
  • Material explanation
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Unit 8
8. Tunic dress
Learning content:
  • How to work with fine silk
  • How to make a slit in a side seam
  • More ways to use facing
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Unit 9
9. Long skirt with front slit
Learning content:
  • How to make an elastic waistband with topstitching
  • How to work with Jersey fabric
  • How to sew a long slit
  • How to line a skirt
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Unit 10
10. Short jersey jacket with appliquéd stripes
Learning content:
  • How to sew two-panel sleeves
  • How to partially line a jacket
  • How to sew on a border
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Unit 11
11. Linen dress with concealed zipper and piping
Learning content:
  • How to make piping and use it on the neckline and center front
  • How to insert an invisible zipper
  • More ways to use facing
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Unit 12
12. Close-fitting skirt with covered slit
Learning content:
  • How to make a vent
  • How to insert a zipper
  • How to make a reinforced waistband
  • How to line a skirt
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Unit 13
13. Quick jersey dress
Learning content:
  • How to create a center fold when cutting fabric
  • How to work with Jersey fabric
  • How to make a crew collar
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Unit 14
14. Short jacket with stand-up collar and finished edge
Learning content:
  • How to make a standing collar
  • How to sew segmented sleeves
  • How to iron seam allowances on curved seams
  • More ways to use facing
  • How to bind seam allowances using a bias strip
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Unit 15
15. Jersey halter-neck
Learning content:
  • How to insert a separating zipper
  • Another way to make a standing collar
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Unit 16
16. Short-sleeved blouse
Learning content:
  • How to make sleeve slits
  • How to make hem slits
  • How to face a hem
  • How to apply snap fasteners
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Unit 17
17. Palazzo pants
Learning content:
  • How to make a waistband for pleated pants
  • How to sew a zipper into a fly front
  • How to let out the seat seam
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Unit 18
18. Business dress with sleeves
Learning content:
  • How to line a bust
  • How to iron curved surfaces
  • How to make a small vent in a hem
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Unit 19
19. Elegant blouse with stand-up collar, side slits and button
Learning content:
  • How to make a different, elegant standing collar
  • How to insert a yoke and a keyhole
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Unit 20
20. Princess dress
Learning content:
  • How to sew a princess dress
  • How to make reach-in pockets
  • How to line a dress
  • How to remove machine oil stains
  • How to insert an invisible zipper with lining attached
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Unit 21
21. Long vest
Learning content:
  • How to make a shawl collar
  • How to make in-seam patch pockets
  • How to improvise a pattern for the lining
  • An attractive hem variant for vests and jackets
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Unit 22
22. Elegant flared trousers
Learning content:
  • How to make a shaped waistband
  • How to make a waistband using stretchy material
  • How to make buttonholes for pants
  • How to insert a zipper in a fly front
  • How to use basting stitches to indicate a crease
  • How to iron a crease into pantslegs
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Unit 23
23. Folkloristic pfoad dress (dress with stand-up collar and box pleat)
Learning content:
  • How to make a button tape and reinforce it
  • How to make buttonholes
  • How to make a snug standing collar
  • How to make cuffs with slits and welts
  • How to make a breast patch packet
  • How to make bag pockets
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Unit 24
24. Light coat/ Summer coat
Learning content:
  • How to make button loops
  • Techniques for an assymetrical lapel
  • How to make an unlined jacket
  • How to make segmented sleeves
  • How to make patch pockets
  • How to sew in shoulder pads
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Unit 25
25. Shaped jacket in felted wool
Learning content:
  • The open-seam technique for felted wool
  • How to make a shawl collar
  • Another way to face a hem
  • How to iron woolen fabrics
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Unit 26
26. Dress with bias-cut collar
Learning content:
  • How to make an unusual, bias-cut collar
  • How to sew slanted side pockets
  • How to make a vented skirt
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Level: Fashion Designer

After 26 units, the master class is halfway through. The quality of your work should far surpass anything you can buy in fashion houses.
After a year, with the know-how you have acquired, it should be easy for you to change most women’s cuts as you wish and to make your own creations. You can now advise other people and tailor to their needs. Even atypical figures are no problem. You realize that you don’t need much longer for complex pieces, even though the quality you are capable of is already very high.

Unit 27
27. Zippered jacket with jetted pockets
Learning content:
  • How to line a jacket
  • How to make a jacket with a separating zipper
  • How to make jetted pockets
  • How to shift a dart
  • Tips for working with segmented sleeves
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Unit 28
28. Flared shirt-dress with concealed button tape
Learning content:
  • How to make a rolled collar with a collar stand
  • How to install a yoke
  • How to sew a cuff with a placket
  • How to make a concealed a button placket
  • How to make side seam pockets
  • How to make a sash belt and belt loops
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Unit 29
29. Short-legged corduroy jeans
Learning content:
  • How to work with corduroy
  • How to integrate a dart into pants pockets
  • Waistband techniques: binding the inside waistband with bias tape
  • How to make a buttonhole
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Unit 30
30. Zippered dress with crew neck and turnback cuffs
Learning content:
  • Another variant for a snug, standing collar
  • How to make turn-back, bias-cut cuffs
  • How to line a dress
  • How to insert an invisible zipper
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Unit 31
31. Traditional Dirndl
Learning content:
  • How to apply piping to a neckline and armholes
  • How to make a hooked bodice with conceal fasteners
  • How to sew on hooks and eyes
  • How to integrate bodice sticks
  • How to calculate the pleat depth and gather a pleated skirt
  • How to make a "Kittelsack" pocket for a wide skirt
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Unit 32
32. Apron and blouse (for Dirndl)
Learning content:
  • How to gather a neckline
  • How to make puff sleeves
  • Lace and bias tape finishing techniques for a neckline
  • Lace and bias tape finishing techniques for armholes
  • How to make an elasticated hem
  • How to make a crochet chain button loop
  • How to make an apron (with apron straps)
  • How to match patterns when cutting fabric
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Unit 33
33. Men’s hooded jacket in felted wool
Learning content:
  • The open-seam technique for felted wool
  • How to make open-seam buttonholes
  • How to apply patch pockets using the open-seam technique
  • How to make a hood with a standing collar and
  • How to make an inside patch pocket with a button closure
  • Techniques for facing a hem using the open-seam technique
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Unit 34
34. Blouse with collar bow
Learning content:
  • How to work with fine satin
  • How to make a collar that ends in a bow
  • A "faux-cuff" technique for buttoned cuffs
  • How to place buttons and buttonholes
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Unit 35
35. Tapered jacket with piping
Learning content:
  • How to make a jacket with shoulder pads, a turned collar and separated sleeves
  • How to apply piping to cuffs and edges
  • How to make piped buttonholes
  • How to make jetted pockets
  • How to make a breast pocket
  • How to line a jacket with shoulder pads
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Unit 36
36. Bias-cut plaid skirt
Learning content:
  • How to cut plaids (against the grain)
  • How to make a hem facing
  • How to apply facing to a waistband
  • How to sew a bias-cut skirt
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Unit 37
37. Men’s suit vest
Learning content:
  • How to make a classic men's vest
  • How to hand-sew buttonholes using buttonhole silk
  • How to make a vest back from lining fabric
  • How to make jetted pockets
  • How to apply an adjustable slide buckle
  • How to make a (jetted) inside pocket
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Unit 38
38. Designer jacket
Learning content:
  • How to make jetted pockets
  • How to make flared sleeves
  • How to combine different types of fabric
  • How to make a lapel peak
  • How to line a jacket
  • How to sew in shoulder pads
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Unit 39
39. Men’s suit pants/ dress pants
Learning content:
  • How to make classic men's suit pants
  • How to make a waistband from scratch
  • How to make side pockets
  • How to make a (jetted) back pocket
  • How to make pockets with a French seam
  • How to line trousers
  • How to apply a protective border to the cuffs of pantslegs
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Unit 40
40. Dress with lace and lace sleeves
Learning content:
  • How to work with lace
  • How to create a lace insert
  • How to bind a neckline with bias tape
  • How to bind seam allowances with bias cut tape
  • How to insert an invisible zipper
  • How to sew side seam pockets
  • How to line a dress
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Unit 41
41. Men’s suit jacket
Learning content:
  • How to make a classic men's suit jacket
  • How to make piped jetted pockets
  • How to tailor sleeve vents with buttons
  • How to tailor side vents
  • Proper pressing techniques for shaped garments
  • How to make a traditional lapel collar
  • How to make inside breast pockets and
  • How to make sleeve cuffs with decorative buttons
  • How to make a (jetted) inside pocket with (or without) a button
  • How to sew shoulder pads into a men's suit jacket
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Unit 42
42. Dress with snow white collar and Dirndl blouse
Learning content:
  • How to make an elegant silk dress or Dirndl
  • How to work with silk (taffeta)
  • How to make a hook-and-eye bodice with bodice sticks
  • How to make a Snow White collar
  • How to make a flared, paneled skirt
  • How to apply piping to a neckline
  • How to make side seam pockets
  • How to make a Dirndl skirt from taffeta silk
  • How to make a cropped blouse with a Snow White collar and shaped trim at the neckline
  • How to make puff sleeves
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Unit 43
43. Classic shirt blouse with back saddle and classic men’s shirt
Learning content:
  • How to make a men's shirt (or shirt blouse)
  • How to tailor cuffs on a men's dress shirt
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Unit 44
44. Checked jacket in equestrian style
Learning content:
  • How to work with plaid fabric
  • How to make jetted buttonholes
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Unit 45
45. Riding trousers with with saddle seam and application
Learning content:
  • How to make riding trousers (jodhpurs)
  • How to sew a saddle stitch
  • About leather appliques on pantslegs
  • How to make jetted, zippered pockets
  • How to make a slit in the bottom of a pantsleg
  • How to sew a bias-bound waistband and beltloops
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Unit 46
46. Cape with edging and flat-fell seam
Learning content:
  • How to make a cape
  • How to sew felled seams
  • How to bind edges with bias tape or lining fabric
  • How to apply patch pockets
  • How to make a standing collar with an attached shawl
  • How to sew arm slits
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Unit 47
47. Denim jacket with fringe
Learning content:
  • How to make a classic jeans jacket
  • How to work with denim
  • How to make fringed edges
  • How to make a standing collar
  • How to make jeans jacket pockets (patch pockets with a buttoned closing flap)
  • How to make button-up cuffs with a sleeve slit
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Unit 48
48. Trenchcoat with raglan sleeves
Learning content:
  • How to make a trenchcoat
  • How to attach a separated collar to a trenchcoat
  • How to make raglan sleeves
  • How to make a sleeve clasp with button closure
  • How to make belt loops and a belt with a D-ring buckle
  • How to make patch pockets with flaps
  • Interior finishing techniques with bias strips
  • How to sew in shoulder pads
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Unit 49
49. Godet skirt with waterfall
Learning content:
  • How to make a Godet skirt with cascade effect
  • How to work with satin and other elegant, "slippery" fabrics
  • More waistband techniques with inside facing
  • How to line a loose-fitting skirt
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Unit 50
50. Lace-covered bodice
Learning content:
  • How to integrate a bodice
  • How to insert lace///how to work with lace
  • How to cover a fabric with lace
  • How to make lace sleeves
  • How to use hooks and eyes
  • How to line a corset/bodice
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Unit 51
51. Velvet frock coat
Learning content:
  • How to make a long jacket (waistcoat) with a slit in the back
  • How to work against the nap when using velvet
  • How to make jetted pockets with velvet
  • How to make a traditional collar lapel
  • How to sew a slit
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Unit 52
52. Elegant trouser dress
Learning content:
  • How to make an elegant pantsdress
  • How to work with special fabrics like satin and georgette (crepe)
  • How to create a "wrapped" effect
  • How to insert an invisible zipper
  • How to make concealed pockets
  • How to completely line an entire garment
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After successfully completing the 52 units, we offer all participants the opportunity to take a test in order to receive their certificate. The exam takes place online. Find out more about this in our FAQ.

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Step-by-step Modules

Each module was crafted with great care by our training specialists in order to guarantee that the participants have a fast-paced and progressive learning success. Each piece is meant to impart valuable knowledge and skills from start to finish.

No Fast-Fashion​

T-shirts, children's clothing and hoodies are not part of this course, but participants can easily produce them with the know-how they will have acquired after just a few units - even without video instructions.

Permanent Access

All acquired course content and patterns are will remain available after the course ends, so you always have the instructions and all additional material at hand for good.

Commercial use of the Patterns​

The professional sewing patterns from the course may be used by all course participants for commercial production.

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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.

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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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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!

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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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