FAQ


I have a question regarding:

Payment, SkillsFuture Credit & Registration

When you register for the class via our website, payment can be paid via PayNow or bank transfer.

PayNow: Sew Fun UEN Number 53250798C

Bank transfer: UOB Current Account 314-305-119-4 (Thomson Branch Code 007).

Please email your transaction receipt to asksewfun@gmail.com. Upon confirmation of your order, we will contact you via email to provide more information and confirm your seat in the class.

Yes, you can! We have two courses that are SkillsFuture Accredited (1) Beginner Sewing Class and (2) Beginner Sewing Class - Parenthood is Sew Fun.

Depending on how much SkillsFuture Credit you have in your account, you can claim up to $620. The full course fee is $670 = $620 (SkillsFuture claimable) + $50 (non-SkillsFuture claimable). $620 is for 10 lessons at 3 hours per lesson.

To secure your seat in class, you need to make a $50 payment for the tools, materials and administrative fees. When you sign up for our course on our website, we will email you the steps on how you can claim with your SkillsFuture credits.

Registration closes the day before a class begins.

Your registration is confirmed upon receipt of full payment of class fees. 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 form in our contact us page for us to update you when new classes open or ask us about the alternative to starting a new class. We can work with you to start a new class (subject to our teacher and venue availability) with a minimum requirement of 4 participants.

For Introduction and Foundation classes, you just need to bring yourself. All tools and materials are included.

For selected Beginner and Intermediate classes, you may be required to provide fabric. When you sign up for the class and have made payment for the class, you will receive an email which contains details of fabric requirements. Please check the spam box in case the email falls in there.

The studios have a no-shoes policy, as such you are welcome to BYO socks or indoor slippers to be comfortable. For hygiene reasons, please do bring them home with you after each lesson :)

To accommodate our participants' schedules, we allow participants 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. Kindly inform our instructors beforehand if you need to arrange for a makeup lesson.
However, do note that the first lesson for any Foundation class is compulsory because it prepares participants for all subsequent classes.

As someone with no sewing experience, you can begin your sewing journey by joining any of our Foundation courses. We have three types of Foundation courses to offer depending on what you would like to sew (i.e. Foundation Bag Sewing for sewing all things bags, Foundation Apparel for sewing clothes and Foundation Parenthood for sewing things fit for children and parents). In our courses, 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.

Our Apparel sewing track is all about drafting clothes tailored to your body measurements. As someone with no sewing experience, you can begin your Apparel sewing journey with the Foundation Apparel course, then you can embark on the Beginner Apparel course series and subsequently the Intermediate Apparel course series.

Our Bag Sewing track is all about sewing bags and pouches. As someone with no sewing experience, you can begin your journey with the Foundation Bag Sewing course, then you can embark on the Beginner Bag Sewing course series and subsequently the Intermediate Bag Sewing course series.

Our Parenthood sewing track is a sweet combination of sewing things fit for a growing family like kids apron, zippered shoe bag, backpack to clothes for twinning with little one and many more. As someone with no sewing experience, you can begin your journey with the Foundation Parenthood course, then you can embark on the Beginner Parenthood course series and subsequently the Intermediate Parenthood course.

Please drop us an email at asksewfun@gmail.com to share with us what course you are interested in and we will assess on a case by case basis and help you curate a sewing journey that fits you best.

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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 (we require a minimum of 4 participants to start a class), 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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