Every week fashion designers Natalie, Sabine & Maartje are giving sewing lessons and workshops at the I am Nold studio at the Nieuwe Looiersstraat 49 in Amsterdam. Sewing lessons are for beginners and advanced students! Classes are both in Dutch and English.
It is up to you to decide what you would like to make during this sewing course. We will guide you by the making of a garment from the beginning till the end. Sewing machines and supplies like scissors, pins, etc. are there for everyone to use. We expect you to bring suitable materials for your project, matching thread and sewing supplies like zippers or buttons. You can choose from a wide range of free patterns available in class. We always have coffee, tea and cookies to keep you going during the lessons!
Our schedule is variable. In the schedule you can see which lessons are still available and which are not. By logging in with your own account you can book these lessons. Don’t forget to buy ‘credits’ first. You can chose to buy 1, 4, 6 or 8 lessons in one time. After payment you can book the lessons that suit you best. Credits are registered as ‘points’ in your account. One point is enough to book one lesson. Did you make a reservation but suddenly you’re not able to come anymore? You can still cancel or change your lesson latest 24 hours before the lesson starts without losing your ‘point’. Go to the schedule page to buy & book these classes. Your credits are valid for 2 months.
Costs sewing course:
Single lesson of 2 hours: 19,95 euro
4 lessons of 2 hours: 72,80 euro
6 lessons of 2 hours: 104,70 euro
8 lessons of 2 hours: 135,60 euro
Never touched a sewing machine before? No problem, you can always start with the regular sewing lessons from our schedule. Not sure what to buy for your first lesson? It is also ok if you don’t bring anything to your first lesson. Options are: either we start with the pattern of a simple garment in your first lesson and we can give you advise what to bring the second time, or you can start with a beginners project like a simple tote bag. For 15 euro’s we are selling a starters package, including materials and pattern for this bag. Good to know: we offer a small range of organic materials for sale in our studio as well.
How many lessons do you need?
Of course this depends on several things, for example your speed, your skills, talent and the type of garment you choose (and homework you do). But to have an indication, this is normally the estimated time a beginner needs to make something:
1-2 lessons: tote bag, pillow case
4 lessons: simple skirt or top
6 lessons: skirt, top, simple trousers or dress
8 lessons: trousers, simple jacket
8 or more: coat
We also offer one-day workshops and workshop series in making clothes. For example we offer a full basic pattern drawing course, a lingerie course and one-day workshops for beginners. Check our workshop page for all previous and upcoming workshops. For requests for group workshops or private lessons, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We also offer gift cards for our sewing course and gift packages. Go to our webshop to see the offers.
Natalie de Koning is fashion and textile designer and founder of the company ‘I am Nold’ and fashion label ‘Natalie de Koning’. She finished her Bachelor of Fashion Design in 2011, at Utrecht School of Arts (HKU). Later she also finished a Masters study in Fashion Design at ArteZ, Arnhem School of Arts. Natalie combines traditional crafts and new technologies in her work to develop new exclusive garments. She showed her work already during several fashion weeks, with shows, exhibitions and competitions: Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tunis. Natalie is weekly sewing lesson teacher on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. She is also specialized in lingerie and teaching this course, next to the pattern drawing course and other one-day workshops. www.nataliedekoning.nl
This Amsterdam-based fashion designer describes herself as an eclectic Fashion Designer. She focuses on contrasts and contradictions in her designs. Sabine & Natalie met each other at the Bachelor of Fashion Design at Utrecht School of Arts (HKU), which they both finished. Studio Sabine Staartjes was founded in 2012 by Sabine Staartjes. The studio focuses on making experimental collections suitable for exhibitions and fashion shows. Besides that, the studio is working on commission for various artists to create performance clothing. Check the website of Sabine Staartjes for one of a kind collections, jewellery and accessories! Sabine Staartjes is weekly sewing lesson teacher on Tuesday evening and Friday morning and she also teaches different workshops, like make your own bomberjacket or leggings. Her specialty is working with lycra and other stretchy-materials. www.sabinestaartjes.com
Elysanne Schuurman is a freelance fashion designer and illustrator. She also studied Fashion Design at Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) and graduated in 2015. The third year of her bachelor she studied Illustration & Textiles abroad at RMIT in Australia. After her bachelor she got the opportunity to work for Walter van Beirendonck & Mart Visser. Being a part of MOAM Collective in 2016, she met fashion designers Maartje Janse & Nikki Duijst. Together with them she started her own label, named M.E.N. Last summer they presented their collection at Amsterdam Fashion Week. www.studiomen.nl
Maartje Janse graduated with a bachelor fashion design at ArtEZ in 2015. During her study, she did internships at Hussein Chalayan and Michael van der Ham in London. She is also selected for the Frans Molenaar Award with her graduation collection. After her studies she did freelance work for brands like Miss Sixty and Energie. While she participated in Moam Collective 2016, she met designers Nikki Duijst & (former teacher) Elysanne Schuurman. Together they initiated Studio MEN. Last year Studio Men was part of Amsterdam Fashion Week. Maartje Janse is weekly sewing lesson teacher on Monday evening and Wednesday morning. www.studiomen.nl