dressmaking expertise since 1741
Learn the tailoring craft from Austrian master tailor Stefan Wimmer in this one of a kind online sewing class for all levels.
Whether you want to learn how to sew, seek to improve your tailoring skills, or are looking for professional dressmaking training, with Tailor Academy, the online professional online sewing course for all levels, it’s possible. Embark on your tailoring journey with our free trial.
After just two days, you will have the skills to professionally sew a beautiful skirt complete with bow.
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Yes, the course is 100% free. There are no hidden costs or subscriptions, and we also give you the sewing pattern worth over $290 free of charge.
All you need are the materials (fabrics, zippers, yarn). To ensure you’re fully equipped, we’ll send you a complete list of materials via e-mail immediately after registration.
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2 If you have participated in our trial course or a similar offer of Tailor Academy with your e-mail address, you will not be able to register again. Please check your inbox for the emails or shoot us a message.
3 If you’re already registered for the masterclass of the Tailor Academy, you’ll find the skirt pattern and instructions in the bonus material section of the course page.
A lack of professional equipment shouldn’t stop you from getting started. A small household sewing machine, iron, ironing board, scissors, a ruler, tailor’s chalk, needles, and threads in various colours are sufficient for the start.
You’ll receive all the course materials via email.
Right after registering, you will receive the materials list, sewing tips, and a pre-exercise.
On the second day you will get a guide for the bow and another expert tip.
Finally, on day three, you’ll sew the professional skirt following step-by-step video instructions.
You will be amazed at how easy it is to create an amazing masterpiece by yourself!
While the units progress at a fast pace, the course is structured in such a way that no prior knowledge is required from the beginning.
Both the master class and the trial course are designed for any experience level:
1. People with previous sewing experience who have either learned how to sew by themselves or, e.g., using YouTube videos and now want to learn the craft properly from scratch from an master of the trade and experienced teacher.
2. People who are starting from scratch, are enthusiastic about tailoring, and want to learn it right from the start like they would through an apprenticeship at a real life tailor shop.
3. Tailoring professionals who would like to learn a thing or two from an established colleague.
A household machine is perfectly sufficient for the start of the course. It’s also no problem if you don’t own a machine or studio equipment before starting the course because master tailor Stefan Wimmer explains exactly what you will need in an intro video on how to set up the perfect workstation.
The most important prerequisites are your enthusiasm, love for the craft, and the will to learn.
The trial course is a separate unit that we offer as an introduction. Content and structure are the same as in the master class so you can get a good feeling for what to expect.
In the masterclass, you’ll have permanent access to the 52 course units plus bonus content via our online portal. There, you will unlock one new unit every 14 days, including all the information, patterns, and tips and tricks from our master tailors.
Thanks to this hands-on approach, you’ll see stunning and fast learning successes on your way to professional craftsmanship. At the same time, you’ll have an extensive library of expert tailoring knowledge and sewing patterns in all sizes permanently at your disposal.
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Three enjoyable and instructive projects with step-by-step instructions.
$49,90 $39,70 per unit
Enjoy the flexibility of paying per unit, for as long as you wish.
Same course. Same certificates.
Every 14 days you get a new unit, starting with the first immediately after purchase. 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.
“”Practice makes perfect. And of course the many expert tips help.”
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.
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!
“Thanks for the great training!”
“With a practice-oriented training you have a clear advantage when the craft is evaluated”
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!
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).
“Thank you for introducing me to tailoring.”
“I really learned a lot. Thanks for the training!”
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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