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Summer Course Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction

Amsterdam Fashion Academy
2 weeks
Full time
Summer / Short course
On campus
18 July 2022 09:30
Application deadline: 01 June 2022

Program description

Summer Course Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction

This course is uniquely tailored for those with an interest in exploring the potentials that sustainable pattern cutting can offer to the design stage of the fashion industry. Within this course you will have the opportunity to study a variety of different techniques that can be applied to the pattern cutting process, giving you awareness into how it is created and developed and the basic principles of sustainable pattern cutting to support the development of original problem solving and practical skills required by pattern cutters today.

Within this 2-week Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Construction Summer Course you will use ready-made patterns to be adapted to your style, you will learn several sewing techniques and you will create your own garment, like a skirt, dress or shirt.

Admission requirements

This course is perfect for you if:

  • you are at least 16 years old;
  • you want to understand if studying Fashion Design fits you;
  • you want to learn different sustainable pattern cutting and construction techniques;
  • you want to improve your fashion portfolio showing construction skills;
  • you want to experience the Amsterdam Fashion Academy before applying to the BA (Hons) Fashion Design or Foundation Diploma in Fashion.

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Program content

  • Explore different techniques and re-create a new garment out of an existing one, either second-hand clothes or fabric dead stock.
  • Understanding the basic principles of the closure of darts and adding fullness.
  • How to use basic shapes to develop fashion garments.
  • Three-dimensional shaping to a basic garment block.
  • Look into ancient Japanese kimono's and 3D Draping technique.
  • Adapt pattern to your style.
  • Create a new garment out of an existing one, either vintage clothes, linen or fabric deadstock.
  • Re-use of existing garments, zips, buttons, even details like collars and cuffs.
  • Learn several sewing techniques.
  • Construct your own garment.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee:

  • Sustainable Pattern Cutting module: € 800
  • Garment Construction module: € 800
  • Sustainable Pattern Cutting & Garment Construction full course: € 1.400


Level: Certificate of Completion

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Amsterdam Fashion Academy is a private and international academy situated in an elegant townhouse in the heart of Amsterdam. It is a hub of student-centred learning with a high level of personal attention. Amsterdam Fashion Academy offers Bachelor’s degrees with...

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Why study at Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Small classes and personal attention

We treat our students as individuals and not just as ‘this year’s intake’. We want to get to know them personally, grow with them and help them unleash their creative potential while equipping them with all the skills and knowledge they need for a successful future in fashion.

International environment

73% of students are international.

UK-accredited Bachelor's degree with Honours

A British Bachelor’s Honours degree is one of the most widely established and recognized degrees worldwide. A Bachelor’s degree with Honours means that the qualification is equal to any other academic degree program awarded, while an ordinary BA degree without honors does not carry the same academic weighting or credibility.

Focus on entrepreneurship and brand development

Students learn the principles of entrepreneurship and develop a go-to-market project.

Key topics are sustainability, diversity, inclusion

Students explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by the UN, develop critical thinking skills while analyzing diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry and in the culture world.


traditional and cozy Dutch townhouse where students feel at home and study at their own pace.


One-of-a-kind vibrant city, house of many international fashion brands.

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Amsterdam Fashion Academy

Oosteinde 1
1017 WT Amsterdam

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