Fashion Design


The Fashion Design program is addressed to all creatives that have an interest in learning and understanding the world of fashion.

The program consists 3 courses:

  1. *Intro to Fashion Design & Sewing:

    a. Learning the process of researching a theme and how to develop it into fashion design

    b. Learning basic hand & machine sewing techniques as well as professional garment finishes

    * There is a special offer if you register for both courses.

  2. Pattern Cutting:

    Part 1: Pattern cutting – Flat 2D

    Using a basic block to create a flat pattern

    Part 2: Pattern cutting – Drape 3D

    Creating a pattern from a three dimensional drape

  3. Fashion Design and garment construction: Using skills learnt in courses 1 & 2 students will go through the fashion design process from design-to-make to realise one design in three dimensional form

Intro to Fashion Design & Sewing

The aim of this course is to lead those interested in fashion design through a process which will result in the design development of their own capsule collection. The skills required to obtain this goal through practical tasks will involve, thematic research, exploration of silhouette, colour, details and the principles of two & three dimensional design required of the designer seeking their own individual style.

As part of the course the participant will experiment and present upon their research and observations in order to build a sketchbook and design portfolio. Additional techniques in the course will include: research analysis, concept formation, historical fashion eras, designer awareness, customer profiling, market research, drawing, designing, fabric understanding, 3D design on a mannequin, drape principles, media techniques, and fashion illustration; as well as visual and verbal presentation.

When it comes to fashion design, knowledge of general sewing techniques, an understanding of fabric, and the ability to use a sewing machine are key to designing and producing garments with luxurious and professional quality finishings. In the second part of the course, students will be introduced to basic machine and hand sewing techniques, while gaining confidence in the essentials of seam and garment construction. Students will become familiar with general fabric knowledge, sewing equipment, sewing terms, how to use specialised machinery, as well as a range of machine and hand sewing techniques for professional garment finishing. These techniques include stitching, seaming, pressing and other garment finishing skills for desired market standards.

By the end of the course students will have produced a technical file with a range of sewing samples using these skills and techniques to refer to in the future.


Methods: Lectures and hands on practice.

Objective: To learn the fundamentals of Fashion design by creating fashion pieces.

Materials required by students:

Participants are required to purchase a basic required tools for each course. 

– A3 layout sketchbook
– Drawing tools: Pencils, coloured pencils, markers, fine liners (black, colour & skin tone)
– Mixed media: charcoal, chalk, wax crayons, paint, etc
– Eraser
– Glue stick
– Fabric scissors
– Paper scissors
– Digital camera/phone camera
– USB to hold research and images
– Laptop

– Tape measures
– Pencils, eraser, sharpener
– Ruler (minimum 30cm)
– Notebook
– Lever arch file
– A4 plastic sleeves
– Sticky labels
-Books, objects, images, anything to inspire

– To purchase fabric (material, quantity to be announced)


Edelina Joyce

Edelina Joyce Issa is an Anglo-Jordanian Womenswear designer, stylist, instructor and consultant.

Born and raised in Jordan, Edelina looked to pursue an education in Fashion, which she gained over 6 years at University in London. During her Fashion education in London, Issa worked for brands such as Mother of Pearl, George, Hollister, and Abercrombie & Fitch. Her graduate collection was showcased at Graduate Fashion Week in London 2013, the world’s leading event in representing the very best of future creative design talent within fashion around the world. GFW is where she became a finalist for the Fashion Innovation Award gaining recognition by Vogue, Glamour, and the Guardian.

Edelina was then recommended for a position at Victoria Beckham, where she worked for three years.

Edelina participated in Amman Design Week 2016 showcasing three pieces inspired by the traditional thobe, and the simplicity with which it creates a versatility of shape and form. In 2017 Issa will be mentoring Fashion Design applicants for the Amman Design Week 2017 newly introduced Student Exhibition.

Edelina also works as a freelance Fashion Stylist and Design Consultant, and teaches Fashion Design and Fashion Sewing at the Design Institute Amman.

Launching her eponymous RTW label ‘Edelina Joyce’ in Jordan, May 2017, Issa’s work combines a modern conceptual vision, with a minimal classic design aesthetic.


Payment Procedure:

You can register and pay only in cash or cheque at Design Institute Amman. Tel. (06) 462-4625, mobile  (079)714-2020

Registration terms & conditions:

 Since space is limited early registration is advised as we follow a “first come, first serve policy”.

• In order to secure a spot a non- refundable 50% of the total amount as a downpayment is required before or by the registration deadline.

• Should you withdraw from the class before the registration deadline and paid the full amount, you will only be eligible to receive 50% of the total fees.

• Should you withdraw from the class after the registration deadline you will not be eligible to receive a refund unless you have a medical problem or an unforeseen circumstance (death in the family, accident, etc). In order to receive a refund, all necessary documentation must be presented.

• In the case of workshop cancellation by Design Institute Amman, registered students are notified by email and given a full refund of the workshop fee or credit towards another workshop or course.

• We may cancel a course no later than one week before it starts if there is low demand for the course. We will notify you by email. You can either transfer onto another available course, or wait for the next term.

• Registration deadline is 10 days before the first day of the workshop.


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