Transform Your Talent with 
Couture Craft Membership

Internationale Studieweek, The Haute Couture Craftsmanship Concept

Distinctive Craftsmanship

Do you find it difficult to really make yourself and your work stand out in the fashion world?

Do you feel lost in the crowd, not knowing what to show to really stand out?

Are you struggling to become financially independent and too dependent on grants or a job?

Are you wondering how to stand out from others and make a lasting impression?

Then it's time to discover and enhance your unique, personal and authentic style.

At the Couture Craft Membership, you get the tools, knowledge and support you need to make your creative vision a reality. Develop your own signature style and distinguish yourself with craftsmanship of the highest quality.

Join our community of passionate fashion professionals and discover how to:

- Present your work effortlessly and impress the fashion world.
- Get your unique designs noticed and appreciated.
- Become financially independent by using your creative talents.
- Develop a strong, personal style that sets your work apart from the rest.

Transform your career and discover your full potential with Couture Craft Membership. Join today and show the world what you have to offer!

We are proud to introduce Couture Craft: our exclusive membership designed specifically to reinvigorate your creative process. Receive new techniques and commissions every month, inspired by the latest trends, and become part of an inspiring community that supports and challenges you to take your skills to the next level.

Experience the Magic of Fashion

What it's all about

At Dutch Couture Academy, we know that fashion is so much more than sewing and embroidery. It is a world full of creativity, ambition and infinite possibilities.

 

  • Passion: The heartbeat of every masterpiece. Your love for fashion drives you to create something unique and breathtaking every time.
  • Craftsmanship: The art of perfection. Mastering techniques to perfection, allowing you to shape every detail with precision.
  • Continuous Improvement: The pursuit of growth. Always looking for ways to refine your skills and deepen your insights so that you continue to evolve as a designer.


It's all about discovering and enhancing your unique style. Together, we take your creations to the next level and let the fashion world admire your craftsmanship.

Your Potential is Infinite ...

We believe in the power of artistic development and tapping into your unique creativity.

 

  • Creative Growth: Discover new ways to bring your imagination to life. With us, you will learn not only the techniques, but also how to embrace and enhance your creative vision.
  • Solution Skills: Develop the ability to turn challenges into opportunities. By boosting your creativity, you will learn to find innovative solutions to any design problem.
  • Sharp Design: Develop an eye for detail and aesthetics. With us, you will learn how to recognise and create good design so that your work is not only technically perfect but also visually stunning.


We will help you unleash your full creative potential and take your artistic skills to new heights. Together, we will turn your vision into a reality that impresses.

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Essentials

Start your adventure in couture craft

- with new techniques and angles to spark your creativity every month

- with practical assignments that you can immediately apply in your own work

- and grow in your craftsmanship step by step

Start today: discover the artist in you and let your creations shine!

 

 

Couture Craft Pro

Pro

Develop further in couture

- by never stopping learning

- by continuing to grow

- with a combination of online classes with inspiring offline workshops.

- With exclusive benefits: Regular discounts on specific materials and 20% off all Dutch Couture Academy courses.

Elite

Accelerate your growth and realise your dream

- everything from Essentials and Pro

- plus Premium benefits such as personal 1-on-1 consultations, comprehensive portfolio reviews, and high-quality materials packages every quarter

- accelerating your growth will lift your creativity to the highest level.

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Find Your Unique Voice with CoutureCraft

Perhaps you have been searching for years to find what makes your work truly unique.

 

Finding your own distinctive place in the creative world is a journey of experimenting, learning and, most importantly: applying these new insights to your work.

But it is precisely the latter that often falls by the wayside. When do you find the time to do this? And where do you start?

 

Imagine: you fully embrace your own preferences. Nobody can imitate you then. Your work then becomes truly unique, truly YOU.

CoutureCraft offers not only a fresh perspective, but also the motivation and structure to actually get started and let your creativity flourish.

 

Start your journey to authentic craftsmanship today and discover the artist in you!

Find your Tribe and Grow

People around you are often interested in what you do, but don't always understand everything.

 

That is why it is so valuable to spar with other creative professionals.

Together, you overcome practical obstacles, compare your work and learn to present your own style with flair.

 

This gives you self-confidence.

 

And with that self-confidence, you dare to take bigger steps.

Join CoutureCraft and discover how the power of community helps you grow and shine

Discover your Creative Flow

Creative professionals often teach others, leaving their own creative process on the back burner.

 

Every month, CoutureCraft gives you the boost you need to get started with a new technique. So that you start enjoying creating again and get into the 'flow'. WOW!

 

Sometimes the technique is new, sometimes already known, but you always get an assignment that fits in with where you are now.

 

Without stress. The assignments are valuable, but entirely optional.

 

Unleash your creativity and enjoy the making process again with CoutureCraft!

What do others say about Dutch Couture Academy?

As a professional teacher at a fashion school, it is important to keep developing yourself technically. With this course I have raised my own level and learned many new couture techniques. By doing everything by hand, I have discovered that you can work very refined; this is something I hope to convey to my students as well.

Marieke FlipseMarieke Flipse

What I discovered during this course is that there are many little nuances, details and precision involved in making a good garment. There is also a lot of work and editing that goes into making a good garment and I have learned to enjoy the process and not just the result.

Connie ChowConnie Chow

The online course is packed with information about different methods (more than I expected). What I like about this program is that it encourages me to roll up my sleeves and lets me experiment; that it “forces” my brain to think outside the box.

Andrea Gösi-CsataAndrea Gösi-Csata

I realized that for me right now it is not the speed and quantity of projects that counts, but the fact that I am holding my needle and threads and fabric in my hand and making something....

Elvira LoomansElvira Loomans

Of course it takes courage to enroll in a course at this level if you are not a professional, at first I did not dare. And yet I did it, it was fantastic! From making the pattern on my body through moulage (Saskia did that) to setting up the buttons, it was a special experience. Learned a lot and worked hard. Saskia is not satisfied until it is really good and she guides her students in an inspiring way to achieve that.

Brigitte van HamBrigitte van Ham

I have actually been following you for a few years but due to my home situation it was not possible to come to Doesburg for training. Now that it is online, at my own pace and at a time that suits me, even at night, and also more affordable and without having to be away from home for a whole week, this is ideal for me. That is what made me decide to take up the adventure.

Nicole PeetersNicole Peeters

Couture Craft Membership:

Where Your Creativity Becomes a Lifestyle

Rediscover your passion and stay in the flow with monthly techniques that inspire and renew your creative journey.

No stress, just pure pleasure in creating

Hi, my name is Saskia ter Welle

Fashion Designer and founder of Dutch Couture Academy

My love for fashion originated in childhood, but it wasn't until I was 50 that I realised my first couture show. Meanwhile, after five shows, and more than 12 years of teaching, I have welcomed many students and trainees from all over the world to my studio. Each time, I see how special their work becomes when they move within their field with knowledge and creative freedom.

It is my goal to inspire you to get the best out of yourself. Whether you are just starting out or have been at it for years, it is never too early or too late to make your dream in fashion come true.

Dream it. Make a plan. And live by it!

Join the Couture Craft Membership and take the first step towards your creative future today.

Bruidstoilet, Saskia ter Welle Couture, Al Aire borduurwerk

Choose Your Membership Level:

Essentials

Regular price €39

29 . 00

/mont

Starting Professionals/Amateurs
  • Every month an online lesson in couture craftsmanship, design or a new source of inspiration
  • Each month an optional assignment that challenges you to apply what you have learned in your own work
  • A ZOOM call every month where you can ask questions and network with other members

Pro

Regular price €129

99 . 00

/month

Perfect for
Professionals
  • Everything of Essentials
  • One Live Workshop/Quarter
  • Additional Tutorials and Videos
  • Discount on
    Materials
  • 20% Discount on
    Dutch Couture Academy Courses

Elite

Regular price €349

299 . 00

/month

Luxurious and with a
Personalized Advice
  • 1-op-1 Talk & Goal Setting
  • Everything of Pro
  • 2 Portfolio Reviews / Year
  • Luxury Material Packages
  • Couture Week
    Doesburg
  • Invitation Salon Presentation
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Couture Craft Membership?Couture Craft is an exclusive membership program of Dutch Couture Academy designed to challenge, inspire and support those with a passion for craft within fashion and couture. It offers different levels for beginners and those who want to further develop themselves at a high level.

Who is the Membership for?Couture Craft is for anyone interested in couture, from motivated amateurs to professional couturiers who want to improve their skills and knowledge at the cutting edge of sewing, embroidery, pattern development and moulage

How do I sign up for Couture Craft?You can become a member of CoutureCraft by choosing the membership level that suits you and clicking the “Sign Me Up” button on this page.

How do the live workshops work?Quarterly workshops are held in our studio with different themes and techniques. You will receive an invitation to these and can sign up if you want to participate for free.

What if I can't attend the live workshop(s)?While attending live workshops is helpful, all members have access to additional tutorials and videos to enhance their learning. International Pro members can choose one online course per year instead of the live workshops.

How can I use the discount coupons?Discount vouchers for online courses are provided through your member account. You can apply these discounts during checkout.

What kind of materials are included in the packages made available to Elite members each quarter?Elite member materials packages include high-quality fabrics and tools to support your couture projects and learning experience

What does couture week in Doesburg entail?Couture Week is an intensive, experiential week at the Saskia ter Welle Couture studio exclusively for Elite members. It offers techniques and personal mentoring in an inspiring environment with like-minded people at the intersection of art, couture and broderie d'Art.

How does billing work?Membership fees are billed monthly for a minimum of 1 year. After that, membership can be cancelled each month.

Can I cancel my membership at any time?Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time through your member account. The minimum length of membership is 1 year. After that the membership can be cancelled per month.

How long will I have access to the course content?Access to class content expires once membership is cancelled.

What can I do if I have more questions?If your question is not answered here, please send an email to saskia@saskiaterwelle.nl.
We will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

Success Story of a Student

I am happy to have the fantastic opportunity to live in Ukraine while studying online at the Dutch Couture Academy. I enrolled in the online course “Flowers for Fashion” because it offers something completely new to me, and I am eager to expand and broaden my knowledge. The course proved to be tremendously engaging and informative, and provided a wealth of new insights into the art of floral creation. I am grateful for the accessibility of the classes. My most important experience has been the encouragement to fearlessly combine different techniques for optimal results. I think this course is ideal for people at any level, whether beginners or experienced couturiers, as it undoubtedly teaches valuable new skills.

Diana ChapDiana ChapSieraden ontwerper

Which Membership Will You Choose?

Essentials

Regular price €39

29 . 00

/mont

Starting Professionals/Amateurs
  • Every month an online lesson in couture craftsmanship, design or a new source of inspiration
  • Each month an optional assignment that challenges you to apply what you have learned in your own work
  • A ZOOM call every month where you can ask questions and network with other members

Pro

Regular price €129

99 . 00

/month

Perfect for
Professionals
  • Everything of Essentials
  • One Live Workshop/Quarter
  • Additional Tutorials and Videos
  • Discount on
    Materials
  • 20% Discount on
    Dutch Couture Academy Courses

Elite

Regular price €349

299 . 00

/month

Luxurious and with a
Personalized Advice
  • 1-op-1 Talk & Goal Setting
  • Everything of Pro
  • 2 Portfolio Reviews / Year
  • Luxury Material Packages
  • Couture Week
    Doesburg
  • Invitation Salon Presentation

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