Course: Sewing - Online Lessons


Program Description

What is the University of Fashion?

The University of Fashion works very differently than most fashion design schools. We don’t charge a separate tuition fee for each individual class you take. Instead, we give you 24/7, on-demand access to all of our many hundreds of full-length video lessons for a low yearly subscription fee.

UoF’s lessons are taught exclusively by fashion school professors and industry professionals, never by amateurs. You’ll see the exact same lectures and "how-to" demonstrations taught by the best fashion schools, but without rigid class times at inconvenient locations. Instead, you decide what, when and where you want to learn.

The University of Fashion offers lessons in all the major fashion disciplines: draping, pattern making, CAD pattern making, accessories, sewing, fashion art, knits, business, product development, lectures, CAD fashion art, childrenswear and more.

Most schools charge a big tuition fee to teach a single fashion subject in a particular fashion discipline, like sewing or pattern making. At the University of Fashion, you will pay a lot less to access every fashion subject in every discipline!

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Learn How to Sew

Sewing is one of the most critical disciplines in fashion design. Our sewing video lessons cover everything from learning how to thread a sewing machine to learn how to sew one of the most challenging materials of all, leather.

Preview of a Typical UoF Sewing Lesson

Leather Sewing Techniques

Lessons for every Skill Level


If you’re new to sewing, start with “Threading the Brother 1500s” (sewing machine), then go on to master our “Intro” lessons. Move next to our series of lessons about “Finishes.” Then, let us teach you the ins and outs of zippers. Watch and master 6 more lessons in this section, whichever ones interest you most, before moving on to our Intermediate lessons.


In our Intermediate section, we will teach you couture sewing techniques ranging from how to applique a lace seam, the basics on couture buttons and buttonholes and finally how to create hand-made fabric flowers. Choose any 5 lessons that interest you, and nail them.


Before jumping into our Advanced Sewing section, first, look and listen to our Beginner lecture called “Leather Tanning to Types”. Then run through our 6-part leather sewing lessons in this section to teach you how to sort & cut leather, how to interface & stabilize leather seams and the sewing techniques you’ll need to know to sew a complete leather jacket.

The University of Fashion offers many, many more lessons in Sewing. Check them out by clicking the Lessons tab on our homepage at

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Last updated Feb 2018

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About the School

The University of Fashion is the first and largest online fashion design video library in the world.

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