Learn to make clothing - Domestic garment making skills

The System infrequently offers a variety of sewing classes at The System in the Abbotsford Convent. Taught by experienced designer, pattern maker, and heart of The System, Jack Hancock, these classes will cater to beginner and experienced makers alike, with offerings of single classes, day workshops, and several day courses.  Keep in touch to find out more and remain in the loop. 

Private tuition is available and may be tailored to your personal skill level and learning requirements. Please get in touch with Jack at to discuss a private class.

We are open to collaborating with practitioners of all mediums and design methodologies in an effort to deepen our practice and nurture the extended design community.

Please get in touch if you would like to collaborate on a project of any scale.

Bespoke & Custom Pieces
To inquire about a bespoke garment made by The System please use the form below and we will be in contact with you.

The System
Studio 5, Mercator Building
The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford 3068

The System is located in studio 5 of the Mercator building at the Abbotsford Convent. If you have trouble finding us please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Public Transport
There is more than one way to find your way to our studio. If travelling by train, catch the Hurstbridge or Mernda line from the CBD to Victoria Park station in Abbotsford. The Abbotsford Convent is then a 13 minute (1km) walk towards Kew.

By bus catch the 200 or 207 from Lonsdale street in the CBD. This bus travels the length of Johnston Street and will alight quite close to the convent entrance.

There is paid all-day parking available next to the main entrance of the Abbotsford Convent. Street parking of 1-2 hours is also nearby.

For more information on accessing the Abbotsford Convent click here.