Dressmaking - 819

Mohawk College Certificate
women preparing the new fashion collection

Get hands-on dressmaking experience!

Professional fit and appearance are the hallmarks of dressmaking. This certificate has been designed to develop advanced creative sewing and dressmaking skills, enabling you to achieve a professional standard. Exploring different fabrics and textures while constructing creative garments, you will complete samples and patterns of techniques demonstrated to use for future designs. The skills and knowledge gained through this program will enable students to pursue a career in the sewing field.

If you are looking for more basic sewing skills, you can check out our Basic Sewing series of courses. If you’re a more experienced dressmaker interested in fashion and design, see our Fashion Design Certificate.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions &Registration tab).

Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

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CE Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Secondary School English or equivalent.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business.

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

  • Development of sewing skills achieve professional techniques in constructing various garments for anyone
  • Proper usage of equipment and fabric
  • Understand and apply the major concepts related to clothing constructions, fitting standards and pattern alterations
  • Apply this to the fit and appearance of a garment
  • Sewing specialist
  • Alteration specialist
  • Cottage based business or a small business entrepreneur
  • Established retail and fashion stores and manufacturers


Supplies are required for these courses and it is the responsibility of the student to bring their own materials. A list of materials required will be provided via email before the course starts. If you would like more information, or an advanced list of materials, please contact us.