Can I learn sewing and design online?
Yes! Our digital Dressmaking classes will take you through the basics of sewing and designing garments, you can learn how to be a dressmaker or tailor at your own pace. Online courses in this program cover basic and advanced topics of dressmaking and design beyond how to sew, and your final project involves sewing your own garment. You will receive learning aids, hands-on practical exercises which you can use to build your professional portfolio, and access to an extensive online video library to help you master the techniques in your sewing lessons.
What is the average salary for a dressmaker or tailor?
According to national averages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for a dressmaker or tailor was $31,420 in 2021.* Salary can vary based on your experience, credentials, where you work, and even the state in which you live.
What is the career outlook for dressmaking and design?
As more customers search for unique styles in fashion and more people are turning to slow fashion to benefit the environment (and their budget), those skilled in sewing and design should see stable job opportunities. Dressmakers and tailors are also needed to tailor event pieces like wedding dresses or tuxedos, meaning there's an opportunity for steady jobs in the bridal industry.
How do you become a seamstress or tailor?
In order to become a seamstress or tailor, the first step is to learn how to sew and use a sewing machine! You'll want to learn the basics, as well as more complicated techniques like sewing zippers, collars, pockets, fringes, ruffles, and more. In our online sewing courses, you'll be able to build up your dressmaking and design skills on your schedule to prepare for a job in the field. You'll also want to make sure you have a portfolio or example garments you can share with prospective clients or employers.