Fashion Design Level 1

Fashion Design Level 1


This course is a window into the exciting world of fashion design. During the introduction to fashion design course, you will be learning how to fulfill concept briefs, fashion sketch, and design. Throughout the lessons students will develop their skills and enthusiasm for design and basic sewing cutting skills by producing sketched collections and moodboarding.

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What does the course cover?
  • What is a fashion designer
  • Understanding colour theory
  • Fashion Seasons and Cycles
  • The Categories of Fashion
  • History of fashion and techniques of fashion
  • Sustainable fashion practices and ideas


  • Basics of line drawing and sketching
  • The skills of illustration
  • Introduction into technical drawing
  • Fashion design styles
  • Understanding Fabrics used in fashion
  • Mood Boarding
  • Composition and mood board activity


  • Grain line spotting and practice
  • Equipment for fabric cutting fabric orientation
  • Fabric manipulation
  • Introduction to pattern cutting
  • Importance of pattern cutting


  • Terminology and demonstration of tailoring tools and equipment
  • Hand sewing techniques
  • Types of machines in the industry
  • Understanding the sewing machine
  • Getting to know the sewing machine
  • Practical: sewing samples
  • Stitching practice
  • Safety while using the sewing machine


  • Final project- mood board with results from experimental design
  • Site visit to a fashion design studio for talk with industry leader



•January 10th  to 31st Wednesday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM

•January 14th  to February 4th  Sunday – In Studio 9:00AM to 1:00PM

  • In Studio- 2500 AED



No prior entry requirements needed.

  1. Paper scissors ( one per student)
  2. Large fabric cutting scissors  (one per student)
  3. Small fabric scissors ( one per student)
  4. Small box with pins
  5. Small box with safety pins
  6. Loop turner
  7. Set of sewing needles
  8. Thimble
  9. Unpicker
  10. Tape measure
  11. Notcher
  12. Tracing wheel
  13. French curve
  14. Square
  15. Chalk / chalk pencil
  16. Pencils
  17. Thread set
  18. Hooks and eyes set

*Spare equipment is available in class

**Sewing machines are provided for class however, it is recommended to have a sewing machine at home for practice.

Internship & Work

Internships and the work placement program is only in conjunction with the Diploma. If you would like work placements it is recommended to take the Fashion Design Diploma.

  • Price :

    AED 2500

  • Start Date : 10-01-2024
  • Duration : 4 Week
  • Max Availability : 12
  • Difficulty : Beginner
  • Location : The Designers' Studio
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