FAQ


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Payment & Registration

When you register for the class via our website, you will need to pay a $100 deposit via PayPal, credit card, or bank transfer. After your registration is complete, we will email you with information on the options available for you to make payment for the remaining course fee via PayNow, bank transfer, cash, or SkillsFuture credits.

Registration closes the day before a class begins.

Your registration is confirmed upon receipt of full payment of class fees or a $100 deposit. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon payment.

Yes. Please contact us at least 2 weeks before the start date of the class for us to facilitate your transfer. Requests received less than 2 weeks before the start date of the class will not be entertained.

Yes. If the class has not commenced, you may appoint another person to replace you for the class. Please contact us if you would like to notify us of a replacement.

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Refund Policy

Do contact us if you would like to request for a refund. Please note that the $10 administration fee is non-refundable.

Notice of withdrawal from class is given: Refund Amount
More than 2 weeks before the start date of the class Class fee minus $10 ($10 administration fee is non-refundable.)
2 weeks or less before the start date of the class No refund

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General Class Queries

Our classes are held at two venues:

Sew Fun @ Sin Ming is located at 24 Sin Ming Lane #08-108 Midview City, Singapore 573970.

Sew Fun @ Commonwealth is located at Blk 115A Commonwealth Drive, #04-05, Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate, Singapore 149596

There are one to three instructors for each class and the typical class size is 7 to 18 students depending on venue. Safety distance and measures are implemented at our studios. Read here to find out more.

Please complete the forms at the bottom of the respective class pages for us to update you when new classes open.

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Beginner Sewing Class

For the Beginner Sewing Class you just have to turn up! We provide all tools, sewing machines and materials. This includes a basic sewing kit (snips, seam ripper, chalk pencil, air erasable marker), which you will receive in the first class.

For the Beginner Sewing Class - Parenthood is Sew Fun, we provide all the tools and sewing machines and most materials. It is optional for students to purchase fabric for the Kids Backpack. Whilst students will need to purchase the fabric for the apparel projects. The teachers will provide guidance for purchasing in the third lesson. This class includes a basic sewing kit (snips, seam ripper, chalk pencil, air erasable marker), which you will receive in the first class.

 

Yes, this class is catered for you. The instructors will take time to explain the basics and answer your queries to the best of their ability. We are heartened to say that our 'graduates' have overcome their fear of sewing, and some have gone on to attempt more difficult sewing projects or even start their own businesses.

If you are still unfamiliar with the intricacies of sewing zips and changing presser feet, or find that you repeatedly run into roadblocks when attempting your own sewing projects, or would like to attend a refresher course that covers the basics, you are welcome to join our Beginner Sewing Class. If you have a good mastery of sewing skills but want to make more complex bags, the Intermediate Sewing Class is more suitable for you.

For our Beginner Sewing Class, most of our sessions are not built upon one another; for example, if you miss lesson 2, you can continue with lesson 3. To accommodate our students' schedules, we allow students to attend one makeup lesson if they need to miss a lesson. The makeup lesson must be attended within 6 months from the start date of their Beginner Sewing Class. Kindly inform our instructors beforehand if you need to arrange for a makeup lesson.
However, do note that lesson 1 is compulsory because it is a prerequisite for lessons 2 to 10. Students who register for a class must be able to attend the first lesson.

Full-time students below 25 years old are entitled to a $70 discount for our Beginner Sewing Class. When you register for our class, we will email you with instructions on how to claim your student discount.

Our Beginner Sewing Class focuses on general sewing skills that are applied to make bags and pouches. Our Beginner Sewing Class - Parenthood is Sew Fun focuses on general sewing skills that are applied to make a blend of bags and simple apparel. If you are interested in drafting clothes tailored to your body measurements, you may want to consider our Basic Apparel Class.

Currently, you cannot use your SkillsFuture credit to pay for this class.

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Basic Apparel Class

While our Basic Apparel Class is suitable for those without prior sewing experience, many of our students have found it helpful to take our Beginner Sewing Class first. Our Beginner Sewing Class focuses on the fundamentals of using a sewing machine, with the objective of allowing students to have a firm grasp of how to use a sewing machine to make basic bags, pouches, and household items on their own. The Beginner Sewing Class builds students' confidence in using a sewing machine through a series of progressively challenging projects.
If you have no sewing experience and wish to join our Basic Apparel Class first, don't worry; we will cover the basics of using a sewing machine and sewing tools so that you have the necessary skills to complete the Basic Apparel Class projects.

Yes! Our Apparel Class - Cheongsam and Apparel Class - Knit Dresses are Sew Fun! covers techniques for sewing more sophisticated dresses with various fabrics such as rayon, brocade, and stretch jersey fabric. Both classes are meant for students who have completed our Basic Apparel Class.

At the moment, SkillsFuture credits cannot be used for this class.

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Customised Workshops/Classes

Customised workshops are subject to staff availability. If you are interested in a customised workshop, please contact us stating your preferred class content, contact number, preferred class date and time, and number of workshop participants, and we will get back to you.

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Sale of Fabric/Sewing Machines

Yes. We work with a local Janome distributor, Ghim Soon and Guan Lee Long Sewing Machine, to sell some of the sewing machine models that are used in our class. They have kindly agreed to supply selected models to our students at a discounted rate. Do inform your instructor during the class should you want to purchase a sewing machine.

Yes. We have regular shipments of fabric from other countries (e.g. Japan, China), and we also use deadstock fabric and vintage materials for our classes and products. Most of our fabrics are not available locally. You may purchase the fabric when you attend classes at our studios.

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Prototyping & Consultancy

To realise an idea, see it in the flesh, and test it to understand if it works as imagined. This is the role proof-of-concept prototypes play.

Bridging prototypes exist to illustrate clearly to your manufacturer design elements and/or construction details that may not be easily explained using words, images, or diagrams. This is especially pertinent if you are a design or tech company making a complex fabric product. The ideal scenario is the provide the manufacturer with a technical pack and bridging prototype.

Developmental prototypes help get a product from cobbled together home-made prototype to ready for testing by consumers and manufacturing by a factory. On the average, it could take from as little as 2 to as many as 10 prototypes before a fabric product is ready for manufacturing. This iterative process can be sometimes costly, though necessary, especially for complex products. In all our developmental prototyping work, we always design with the manufacturing process in mind.

The amount of time needed and the cost depends on many factors, such as complexity of the fabric product, availability of chosen materials, availability of the right type of sewing machines, amongst others.

  • Are sketches/drawings with size and proportions available?
  • Initial test prototypes help greatly!
  • Samples of materials (specialised technical materials may need to be sourced, which could take 4-6 weeks depending on how far away they are)
  • Images of similar products or details as reference material

Kathleen at Fashion Incubator explains it the best. Find out here.

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