The Sewing Café (sewing lessons)
Join the Sewing Café and learn to make your own clothes!
Similar to normal sewing lessons, you can book a time slot in our sewing café. We have 6 tables available with tools and machines. Also guidance of a fashion designer or seamstress is present to help you with your own projects.
The sewing café is open: Tuesday till Thursday from 10.00 AM till 10.00 PM and Friday till Sunday from 10.00 AM till 6.00 PM.
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 of 2 hours. 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 3 months.
Costs sewing course
Single lesson of 2 hours: 22,95 euro
4 lessons of 2 hours: 89,95 euro
6 lessons of 2 hours: 129,95 euro
8 lessons of 2 hours: 169,95 euro
Materials, patterns & tools
Machines & tools are included in the lessons. Materials you have to provide yourself are fabrics, sewing thread, pins and, when needed, sewing supplies like a zipper or buttons.
We also have a little fabric store at our studio, so it is also possible to purchase the materials there. Or we can give you tips in the lessons where to go for extra materials, if needed.
You can bring your own ideas to the lessons (photos, drawings, garments or patterns of the pieces you want to create). Together we can see how we can realize your projects. A lot of times we use a similar or basic pattern to adjust or we create our own. Also our store offers a few nice clothing patterns & books.
Never touched a sewing machine before? No problem, you can always start with the regular sewing lessons from our schedule, they are also meant for beginners!
Not sure what to start with? We are now also offering a 4-week Beginner Sewing Course. Or if you don’t want to commit to 4-weeks, you can also book beginners package of 1 sewing lesson + a tote bag kit, to see how it goes. Or learn the basics on the serger by creating you own leggings with this 1 lesson + leggings kit.
Natalie de Koning is fashion and textile designer and founder of De Steek. She studied Fashion Design at HKU and graduated in 2011. After her studies she started the company I am Nold, with which she is already giving weekly sewing lessons, courses and one-day workshop for almost 6 years. Next to this, after my Master studie Fashion Design at ArteZ, she started to organize pop-up stores with sustainable and surplus fabrics with a concept called PULP (www.pulpfabrics.org). With De Steek, these to concept are fused together. Natalie is working on every aspect of the company, but you will also see her as a teacher in the sewing café, lingerie courses and one-day workshops.
Since she was little, Tara was always creating, so she already started sewing at an early age. So naturally she decided to study fashion design at Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). After working in a different profession for a while she decided to return to her passion as fashion designer. You can meet Tara weekly in the Sewing Café a teacher.
Born and raised in the Iran, Tehran, Aida Kasaei (1989) did her study in Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Her designs are characterised by traditional craft, mostly using embroidery techniques and creating simple shapes. Aida has a good eye for details. Designing clothes is a way for her to express her emotions and thoughts. What appeals to her especially when designing is the story behind every item of clothing. There are many sources of inspiration around us, but what she sees as a challenge is to translate these inspirations into ideas that form the basis for a new design. Her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her work. Her desire is to change the conditions of the current fashion system into a more eco-friendly way, by using craftsmanship.
David Pronker (28) is a fashion designer and tailor who wants to contribute something beautiful to the world by using his creativity, vision and skills. In 2016, he graduated in Fashion & Pattern Drawing from IES la Garrotxa in Spain and subsequently completed several fashion-related internships in Amsterdam. He believes in the value of clothing, how people should deal with it and hopes to inspire others to show the most authentic side of themselves through clothing. He focuses rather on the personality and style of the individual than the large trend following crowd. Recycling is a great challenge for him; how do you give a garment a second chance and a second life? He wants to make a durable, wearable and original product. He has an eye for detail and is always looking for the best image. David works in the Sewing Cafe, but he also guides our kids sewing lessons and pattern drawing lessons.