BEGINNER COURSES

Sew Creative courses focus on interactive learning through a relaxed and fun environment. Our class sizes are limited to ensure a hands on learning experience where individual attention is given. Classes can be arranged for private group bookings/workshops, e.g. birthday parties, team building, kitchen tea’s (lingerie course perhaps?). Enquire about group bookings here.

The focus is on fun and interactive learning, as well as meeting new people. A refreshment break to recharge during each session is included.

Please make sure your machine is oiled and in good working condition prior to starting any course. It’s a good idea to have it serviced if it hasn’t been used in a while. If you do not have access to a sewing machine, and wish to rent one of ours, you may book one on your enrolment form.  There is no charge for this for beginners courses.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

To make your booking, complete the enrolment form by clicking the bookings tab in the menu. Alternatively you can download the enrolment form here and return it via email to info@sewcreative.co.za. We’ll confirm your booking via email and include payment details. Your payment secures your booking.

BEGINNER SEWING GENERAL |  Beginner (Entry Level)

COST:   R1 250 for FOUR lessons

Weekdays  /   Saturdays   /   Evenings

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This beginner course is the perfect starter for those new to sewing and if you are looking to give your sewing confidence a boost.

Course fee includes fabric & patterns, guided instruction, printed notes, refreshments (tea, coffee)
All lessons include use of sewing tools in the training centre.
All fees are payable in advance via eft on confirmation of your booking.

If you have your own sewing machine, you are encouraged to bring it to all lessons, so we can assist you in setting it up.  We suggest  you do not rush out and buy a sewing machine as we will discuss these during the first few lessons so you can make an informed choice.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: Get to know your machine; Learn the basic settings of your sewing machine;  Different types of fabrics; Sewing terminology; Plan, measure, cut, pin and sew your first project;  example of projects:  pillowcase, lined bag, drawstring bag, scatter cushion, apron

Join us and find out how much fun sewing is!

FULL BEGINNERS SEWING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME – Weekdays  /  Saturdays

COURSE FEE:  R 4 600 (full certificate programme)    OR    R 1 250 per module

DURATION:      Weekday mornings:  12 lessons     /     Saturdays:  8 lessons  

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:    Know your machine  /  Fabric & linings  /  Sewing terminology  /  Measuring  /  Marking  /  Cutting  /  Patterns  /  Pattern layout & cutting  /  Pattern markings  / Work with different fabrics / Elastic / Buttonholes   /  Pockets   

This full beginner sewing course consists of FOUR modules.   Each module is 4 lessons for weekdays (9am – 12pm)  OR  2 lessons for Saturdays (9am – 2:30pm)

 Module 1:  Introduction, cushion cover& apron

Module 2:  Shorts & Lined Bag

Module 3:  Hoodie / sweatshirt

Module 4:   Dress

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE: Quick Beginners Intro Lesson / Beginners Introductory Course

BEGINNER INTRODUCTORY SEWING COURSE (drawstring bag) |  Beginner (Entry Level)

COST: R 450.00

Weekday mornings  /  Weekday evenings  /  Saturdays

DURATION: 3 HOURS

This quick introductory lesson is for those who want to “see if they like it” before committing to a more structured sewing course.  A fun, relaxed lesson  which is sure to bring you back for more.  Course fee is fully inclusive of use of sewing machine & tools, fabric, printed notes & guided instruction.

click the “BOOK NOW” button and start your exciting sewing journey today!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:    How to use a sewing machine  /  measure, mark, cut & sew your first project

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE:   Beginner 4 lessons  /  Full Beginner Certificate Course

CRAFTY MORNINGS – PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS & SEASONED SEWERS  |  Beginner (Extended)

COURSE FEE:  varies – refer to individual course detail

DURATION:     varies – refer to course schedule   

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:   Sewing fundamentals / threading, set-up, tension & stitch selection / working with different types of fabric / insert a zip / make & attach binding & piping / introductory quilting / sewing terminology / measure, pin, cut & sew accurately / plan your projects / optimise production

Course fees shown below include fabric, patterns, notes, guided instruction & use of sewing tool during each lesson.

Reversible Apron  –  R650

Lined bag with pockets & zip – R650

Quilted scatter cushion cover – R580

Sunhat – R580

Decoupage with fabric & wood – R350

Introduction to Quilting (2 lessons) – R340

Introductory patchwork & quilting course (8 lessons) – R1 250 (excludes fabric – details provided on confirmation of booking)

 

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE: Quick Beginners Intro Lesson / Beginners Introductory Course

OVERLOCKER INTRODUCTION |  Beginner

COURSE FEE: R 320.00  (intro)  /   R 500.00  (sweatshirt)   OR    R 760.00 for both

DURATION:   Intro:  3 hours  /  Sweatshirt:  2 x 3 hours

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

Intro – The threads explained / Adjusting settings / Different uses / Make samples of your basic stitches.

Sweatshirt – Selecting the correct setting combination / Pattern layout & cutting / Work with stretch fabric and ribtrim /  Make a sweatshirt using only your overlocker.

Course Fee includes all fabric, patterns, sample fabrics, thread, printed notes & guided instruction.  Bring your own overlocker.

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE: Shorts, Ladies Lingerie, Cargo Pants

KATS CLUB – Kids & Teens Sewing Club |  Beginner

COST: R 160       single introductory lesson

              R 550       per month (4 lessons )

              R1 050     per term  (8 lessons)

FREQUENCY:      one lesson per week

DURATION:           1 ½ hours per lesson

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: This course has been designed especially for young people from aged 10 upwards.  Please enquire for younger children.  The focus is on fun and interactive learning. The first 4 introductory lessons are structured, to ensure the basics are covered. Thereafter, each student is encouraged to tailor their own programme by choosing projects from a list of options. Each project will detail all fabric, haberdashery needed – this will be an additional cost for the student. All projects are kept simple and cost-effective, while introducing new skills.  Each student works at his/her own pace.

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE: Beginners Quick Intro, T-shirt, Lined Bag

INTRODUCTORY PATCHWORK & QUILTING |  Beginner

COST: R 1 250 

Wednesdays: 10am – 11:45am

1 x Intro:  discuss details & requirements for the course

8 x Lessons

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:  Various patchwork techniques  /  tools  /  fabrics  /  batting  /  how to put your quilt together

SIMILAR COURSES YOU MIGHT LIKE: Beginners Quick Intro, T-shirt, Lined Bag


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