Covid-19 has disrupted the CIAM sewing workshop timetable, along with everything else in our lives this year. Consequently, we have decided to leave the usual classes until next year and use the rest of 2020, and the beginning of 2021, to schedule some extra workshops. The schedule for the workshops is provided below.

Sewing workshops

Students are required to bring their own sewing equipment (needles, pins, scissors, thread etc.) to all classes. They will also require the use of a sewing machine. They may bring their own or arrange to borrow one from CIAM.

Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Workshop 3 Workshop 4 Workshop 5 Catch-up*
Dress (Unlined)

15 hours ($330)

1st August 15th August 29th August 12th September
Dress (Lined)

20 hours ($440)

1st August 15th August 29th August 12th September 19th September

25 hours ($550)

10th October 17th October 24th October 7th November 21st November 5th December

10 hours ($220)

16th January 2021 30th January 2021

Catch-up* class is not included in the original cost and will be charged at an additional $110.

Technical Classes

These are open to all students, not just to those participating in the garment construction workshops. Students will need a sewing machine and basic sewing equipment. Cost is $110 per class. Cost for the 17th October is included in the overall cost for the shirt/shirtdress workshop.

8th August Seams
17th October Collars & sleeve vents

Please note the times

Arrival and set-up time 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Morning Session 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session 1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm
Homework & Pack-up 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Please phone CIAM on (02) 9759 5904 or email us via the contact form on this website if you have any questions or you would like to register your interest for these workshops.