2017 Australia Teaching Tour

couture sewing schoolPhoto: Sue Barnett

2017 Australian Tour

Susan Khalje comes to Australia!!!
Join Susan Khalje as she teaches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in January, February and March of 2017. (Note: Prices for all courses are in USD).

Susan will teach:
The Couture Sewing School – a 6-day class. This is a fabulous in-depth immersion in couture techniques – both by hand and machine – applied to the project of your choice. We’ll begin with perfecting the fit of your garment’s muslin, then we’ll move on to construct it using couture techniques.

The Classic French Jacket – a 7-day class. Who doesn’t want this fashion classic in their wardrobe?! We’ll begin by fitting your jacket muslin perfectly, then we’ll move on to construct the haute couture version of this jacket, complete with the perfect fabric, the quilting, the trims, and the buttons which make it so distinctive.

The Guipure Lace Skirt – a 3-day class. This is a wonderful introduction to the world of lace, and a versatile garment to have in your closet. I’ll fit your skirt muslin, then we’ll put together a beautiful lace-covered straight skirt with a hand-picked zipper, a silk lining, and an inner grosgrain waist facing.

Couture Techniques – a 2-day class. We’ll explore a wide range of couture techniques both by hand and by machine. You’ll learn the essential hand stitches, how to apply hand-picked zippers, and you’ll master angled seams, ultra-narrow bias straps, a couture lining application, bound buttonholes, covered snaps, thread chains and thread bars, and more. These are fantastic tools to have in your repertoire.

A 10% discount is being offered to Australian Sewing Guild Members.


*Classes will be held at St.George’s Anglican Church in Malvern.

Couture Sewing School – 6 days, January 16-21 $1600/$1440 for ASG members

Classic French Jacket Class – 7 days, January 23-29 $2200/1980 for ASG members

Couture Techniques – 2 days, January 30-31 $500/$450 for ASG members


*Classes will be held at the RSL on George St.

Couture Sewing School – 6 days, February 6-11 $1600/$1440 for ASG members

Classic French Jacket Class – 7 days, February 13-19 $2200/$1980 for ASG members

Guipure Lace Skirt Class – 3 days, February 21-23 $850/7$65 for ASG members

Couture Techniques – 2 days, February 24-25 $500/$450 for ASG members


*Classes will be held at the Mantra on Edward

Couture Techniques – 2 days, March 3-4 $500/$450 for ASG members

Couture Sewing School – 6 days, March 6-11 $1600/$1440 for ASG members

Guipure Lace Skirt Class – 3 days, March 13-15 $850/$765 for ASG members


The cost of the 2017 Australian Tour varies depending on the class you take. Please not that ASG members receive a 10% discount on all classes. An initial deposit is required and the final balance is due 30 days before the start of the class.[/sixcol_three]

2017 Couture Sewing School in Australia:

January 16-21

Melbourne, Australia

February 6-11

Sydney, Australia

March 6-11

Brisbane, Australia

2017 Classic French Jacket in Australia:

January 23-29

Melbourne, Australia

February 13-19

Sydney, Australia

2017 Couture Techniques Class in Australia:

January 30-31

Melbourne, Australia

February 24-25

Sydney, Australia

March 3-4

Brisbane, Australia

2017 Guipure Lace Skirt Class in Australia:

February 21-24

Sydney, Australia

March 13-15

Brisbane, Australia

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you must cancel, a full refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be returned to you provided we receive your refund request in writing 30 days before the beginning of the class for which you have registered. Note: In most cases, you may transfer to another session at no additional cost, provided space is available. In the event that Susan Khalje must cancel, a full refund will be sent to you.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please email Susan Khalje.