Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC) presents the Sewing & Fashion Design Training Program.

  • If you want to:
    • Acquire sewing skills
    • Learn the Canadian Fashion Styles
    • Become competitive in the Canadian Fashion Market?
  • Are you unemployed or underemployed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact HSDC to upgrade your Sewing & Fashion Design skills and learn the practical skills you need in just 10 weeks.

Program description

  • Orientation and skills development training
    • marker making
    • sample cutting
    • freehand cutting
    • how to cut dresses using patterns
    • spec sheet identification
    • different equipment maintenance
    • orientation and information section on Canadian Fashion Industry
    • fashion and styles
    • skills transfer and blending
  • Fashion design – learn how to design blouses, dresses and children’s wear. Hands-on practice!
  • Information on the Canadian Fashion Industry, trend and styles, job market and much more.

Employment outlook

Some examples of job in demand

  • Fashion Designer’s (Men, Women, and Children’s clothes)
  • Sewing machine operators
  • Patternmakers, textile, leather and fur products
  • Retail fashion sales & customer service
  • Embroidery and drapes
  • Fashion accessories (hats, purse bags and belts)
  • Teaching (illustration, pattern drafting)
  • Knitting (by hand, machine and pattern drafting)
  • Sewing decoration
  • Baby clothing designs

Business outlook

  • Start a small business, designing men, women and children clothes
  • Get contract jobs and work from home
  • Provide alteration services
  • Provide fabric consultations/assistance
  • Become an instructor or Fashion consultant
  • Become an interior decoration consultant/advisor

All courses are designed and taught by industry professionals.