20) Abaya Making (Taught in Arabic)

Living in Qatar introduces non-Qataris to its culture and tradition from behaviour to live style. One of the majors in the Qatari culture is Abaya wearing. With the mixed identity in the country, Abaya becomes fashionable and desirable for everyone.

In this class, participants will learn the basics regarding Abaya. Students will create the pattern of three different styles of Abaya. Also, they will learn the sewing techniques by hand and machine. In addition to that, the participants will style the Abaya and making a shelah for them.

Prior sewing knowledge is not required for this class.

Class Outline

  1. Introduction to Fashion and Body Measurements and Pattern Making
  2. Abaya Style 1 (Basic Abaya) Pattern Making and Pattern into Fabric
  3. Abaya Style 1 (Basic Abaya) Sewing
  4. Abaya Style 1 (Basic Abaya) Sleeve Pattern Making and Sewing
  5. Abaya Style 2 (Pest Style) Pattern Making and Sewing
  6. Abaya Style 2 (Pest Style) Sewing, Styling the 3 Abaya and Styling 3 Shelah

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

  • T-Ruler
  • Fashion Ruler or French curve
  • Measuring Tape
  • Transparent Rule
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Notebook
  • Tailor's Chalk
  • Tracing Wheel
  • Transparent Paper
  • Pins
  • Machine needles
  • Needle
  • Paper Scissor
  • Fabric Scissor
  • Zig zag Scissor
  • Seam Ripper
  • Sewing Threads
  • Tracing Papers
  • Snaps
  • Bobbin
  • Bobbin Case

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Terms & Conditions apply

Participants must buy their own materials

Sat, 27 Oct, 2018
Tue, 4 Dec, 2018
Saturdays and Tuesdays
4:00pm - 6:00pm
VCUQatar, Room
QAR 1350


Anfal Berier

is a fashion Designer who graduated from VCUQatar 2010. She is creating her own brand.