Qipao Making Workshop (Top) Qipao Making Workshop (Top)

In this revamped NSA – Qi Pao Making Workshop (Top), you will learn how to draft a loose-fitting Qipao top with flat mandarin collar and set in sleeves with a pair of side slits.

As for sewing, you will learn how to sew piping along the edge of the mandarin flat collar and closure of a qipao. The piping would be sandwiched between the main shell fabric and creating a clean and precise border that frames the edges with finesse. The piping serves as a subtle yet defining feature, enhancing the overall elegance of the qipao.

In this course, you will learn how to use special footers (sewing machine) to ease the sewing of pipping.

You will also learn how to set-in- a pair of sleeves for your qipao with precision, adhering closely to the arm without constriction. The sleeve will gracefully outline the contours, providing an elegant and flattering silhouette.

As Qipao would not be complete without front closure, you will learn a simple and easy techniques to create fine loops for the closure.

The above details are carefully curated to enable you to showcase your newfound skills and expand your existing sewing repertoire.

You’re embarking on a transformative journey that will not only refine your sewing skills but also broaden your creative horizons. Get ready to create stunning, one-of-a-kind Qipao (Top) that reflect your unique style and expertise!

Course Outline

Trainer Profile

Mr Melvin Wang is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Melvin has skills as a patternmaker and technical designer for multiple brands over the last decade. From high fashion brands to mass market. 

He has worked in major global retailers such as Triumph International to bespoke Shanghai Tang imperial tailors in Hong Kong.

Melvin Wang experiences allows him to combine his technical know-how and an artful eye to create functional and beautiful clothes.

Session 1 to 5

During the entire session, learner will have first-hand experience on how to take personal measurement to the drafting of the Qi Pao Top according to specific measurements.

After drafting and cutting on your desired materials, learners will begin the process of putting together the cut pieces together and finish the garment with the proper sewing finishing techniques using the specific tools.

Starter Tool Kit

Participants may either get their own too kit or purchase from our trainer.

  1. Transparent Grading ruler
  2. Water soluble marker
  3. Assorted needles
  4. Pearl head pins
  5. Red, blue pencils
  6. Measuremen t tape
  7. Thread clipper
  8. Seam ripper
  9. L-shape ruler
  10. Awl
  11. Curve ruler
  12. Fabric Scissors
  13. Paper Scissors
  14. Fabric Notcher
Course Duration
Course Duration40 hours (5 sessions)
8 hours per session
Course Dates Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 May 2024
Time10am to 6pm
VenueNUSS Mandalay Guild House
2 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308206
Registration Closing Date 5 May 2024
Course Fees per pax (Including GST) NUSS Member: $872.00
Public: $959.20
Fees payable by Singaporean and PR seniors aged 50 and above (Including GST) NUSS Member: $232.00
Public: $255.20
Lunch and Tea Time Snack Chargeable at $15 per session
$75 for 5 sessions
Remarks *Course dates are subject to change
*Participants are required to get their own tool kit and tracing paper or purchase from our supplier at $50 and $8 respectively
*A minimum of 12 participants is required for the workshop to commence
*This course is eligible for SkillsFuture credits claim (for course fees only)
*Please note that there is no refund and no replacement for lesson(s) missed