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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 Nets, cash, cheque, bank transfer, PayNow, or SkillsFuture credits.
Registration closes 3 days 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.
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|
Our classes are held at the Uyii studio in Sin Ming. Our address is 24 Sin Ming Lane #08-108 Midview City, Singapore 573970.
There are one to two instructors for each class and the typical class size is 7 to 10 students. We make sure to keep our class sizes small so that every student receives adequate attention from the instructor.
Please refer to our Schedule page for the latest class dates and timings. We update our class schedule throughout the year so do check back if our upcoming classes are full or do not fit your schedule. Alternatively, if you are interested in our Beginner Sewing Class or Basic Apparel Class, you may complete the forms at the bottom of the respective class pages for us to update you when new classes open.
No, 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.
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 covers general sewing skills (e.g. sewing, using paper patterns) that are applied to make bags, pouches, and household items. If you are interested in sewing clothes, you may want to consider our Basic Apparel Class.
For Singaporean citizens above 25 years old, you can use your SkillsFuture credit to pay for our Beginner Sewing 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 (Princess Seam Dress) and Apparel Class (Shirt/Shirt Dress) covers techniques for sewing princess seam and shirt dresses. Both classes are meant for students who have completed our Basic Apparel Class.
For Singaporean citizens above 25 years old, you can use up to $420 of your SkillsFuture credit to pay for our Basic Apparel Class. (The remaining class fee of $230 for materials/administration/registration/etc. is not supported by SkillsFuture credit.)
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their S$500 SkillsFuture Credit from the Government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.
First, you should register for your preferred class on our website. Next, we will issue you an invoice and you can proceed to claim your SkillsFuture credit on the SkillsFuture Credit Portal 0 to 60 days before your course start date. More information on how to submit a claim on the SkillsFuture Credit Portal can be found here.
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.
Yes. We work with a local Janome distributor, 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 Midview City studio.
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 complexitiy 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.