Tailoring Class

An Inside Peek

Have you ever wondered what one our courses was like? We snuck a few pictures in the Tailoring Class recently to show you some of what happens behind the scenes. Our classrooms and lab spaces are brightly lit, and have plenty of room for students to work.   Here is Ronda, our Department Head and […]

Ashley Kan

Current Student:
Ashley Kan

Ashley Kan decided she was ready for a change, so she took the Beginning Clothing Construction course at Cañada College. After one class, she was hooked and is now working on her Theater Costuming Certificate. Prior to her work at Cañada, Ashley, like many of our students, had an entirely different career. She ran her […]

RD Sewing Book

Classes Still Open
Fall 2014

If you are interested in a short course this fall, the following one-unit classes are still enrolling for Fall 2014. Be sure to sign up as soon as possible as these classes fill up quickly! Trouser Construction (CRN#93033) is being offered on Monday from 12:10-3:15pm. This class will run from November 17-December 15. Lingerie Design […]

SM County Fair 2014

San Mateo
County Fair

While we were on summer recess, the Fashion Department was busy at the San Mateo County Fair. We were very pleased with the number of garments our students entered into the contests. We had several winners in both the Sustainable Living section and the Creative Home Arts section. Here are some images of the Fashion […]


Fashionable Things
We Have Found 6

The Legion of Honor is welcoming an exhibit of clothing from The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection starting March 14, 2015. This New York Times article on millennials resonates with us. Particularly the quote, “The generation that gave us Occupy Wall Street has embraced its own modes of entrepreneurship, found across the broad spectrum of “creatives,” […]


Where Are They Now:
Miriam Lewis

We were excited to catch up with Miriam Lewis, a former graduate. We asked her a few questions about her current work. Cañada Fashion Department (CFD): What degree/certificate did you get? Miriam Lewis (ML): I received the Theater Costuming 
Custom Design/Theater Costuming certificate. CFD: What were your fashion goals? ML: I had been costuming with […]

Anja AiF

Artistry in Fashion
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Summer is winding down. School is in full swing. We hope you are planning to join us for Artistry in Fashion on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This event allows students to gain experience with local designers, generates funds for our student scholarships and classroom supplies (all proceeds go back to the department!), and allows us […]

Student Work

Student Work:
Harold Thomas

Current student, Harold Thomas, is working towards all 4 certificates. In his classes, he’s had a lot of fun making shorts. Here are some shots of his creative work. He’s also showing off the new Cañada College Fashion Department bag that he received in honor of winning a scholarship! What creative ideas have you worked […]


Spring 2014 Recap

We’ve had a fabulous Spring 2014 Semester. Here are some of the wonderful things we’ve been up to! While enjoying the images and preparing for the Fall semester, please engage with us. Tell us what types of blog posts you have been enjoying and what you might like to see more of. We really appreciate […]

Beginning Vest

Beginning Clothing Construction

Are you interested in fashion and wondering where to start? Our Beginning Clothing Construction class is a great place. There are two sections this Fall starting on August 19: Tuesday mornings from 10:10am-1:00pm and Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:30pm. In this class you will learn all you need to construct three simple garments a t-shirt, pj […]

Merchandising (3)


Don’t forget about our Merchandising Certificate. Only 18 credits are required! Visual Merchandising, a 3 credit course, will be offered by Wayne Wichern on Tuesday afternoons from 2:10-5pm. Students in the Visual Merchandising class will have the opportunity to set up displays in a variety of environments. Here are class shots of our Spring Merchandising […]


Fashionable Things
We Have Found

The many nuances of women dressing in tech in the Silicon Valley from sfgate.com. From nytimes.com Oakland’s Style. (This is a three and a half minute video) This video blog of how an old sewing factory is getting new life from Yahoo Finance.


Advanced Flat Pattern: Join Us This Fall

Do you already have Patternmaking skills? If so, join us for Advanced Flat Pattern offered on Thursday mornings from 9:10am-12 noon. This class will refine your skills and offers plenty of opportunities to play. We hope you’ll join us! Here are some of the fun garments made in previous sessions.  


Event Recap:
Putting Your Best
Foot Forward

We had Ms. Catherine Fraser speak with us in May about sales. We learned some great insights into sales and how to make sales easier. In case you missed it, here are a few of the gems we came away with. Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) on your own product and your competitors […]