Hogeschool van Amsterdam

A-Z Students Amsterdam Fashion Institute

AMFI Sewing Room

The AMFI sewing room is located on the third floor of Koetsier Montaignehuis (room 3.10).

Opening hours of the sewing room are 08:00 to 19:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, and 08:00 to 17:30 on Fridays. You are always welcome to use the sewing room, but ask the lecturer for permission if a class is being held.

To ensure that everyone is able to get the most out of the sewing room, the following House Rules apply:

  • Do not eat or drink in the sewing room.
  • Do not discard paper, waste or thread onto the floor, but use the waste-paper basket provided.
  • Do not place bags or coats on the sewing machines or cutting tables or leave them on the floor. Place them underneath the cutting table.
  • Textile weights may only be used inside the sewing room.
  • Do not use felt-tip pens or glue on the cutting table or sewing machine table.
  • Do not use adhesive tape to indicate seam widths on the sewing machine. You can find aids for this such as magnets at the AMFI store.
  • Bring your own spool housing and bobbins as these will no longer be provided in the sewing room and can only be bought at the AMFI store.
  • If you wish to use a machine that you are unfamiliar with, ask Wilna, Mireille or John to explain it first.
  • Do not move the chairs placed behind the sewing machines around the sewing room, but leave them where they are.
  • Do not leave mannequins in the sewing room, but return them (to their designated storage locations).
  • If a needle breaks while you are using a machine, you must replace it and not simply move to another machine.
  • Hammer in aglets, snaps and rivets on the table at the rear of the sewing room with a block of wood placed under the garment, and not on the cutting table or sewing machine table.
  • Return bobbins of thread to the thread cabinet when you are finished using the sewing machine.
  • Clear away all waste when leaving the sewing room.
  • Never cut with a knife directly on the tables. Always use a cutting mat, which you can get from Wilna, Mireille or John.
25 September 2015