At Sew Creative we are passionate about sewing.  Learn to sew with us and see how easy it is to be creative.  Always fun, always Sew Creative.

All our courses, patterns & notes have been developed by us and are unique to Sew Creative.

Our teaching style is relaxed, professional and interactive to ensure the learner achieves maximum benefit and outcome from attending any of our courses.

With the main focus on Beginners, we also offer an extended training programme for those who wish to expand their passion for sewing beyond the basics.



Renee Knott

Owner & manager of Sew Creative George training centre.

Course facilitator – Beginner & Intermediate Courses / Pattern-making Courses

Renee joined Sew Creative in March 2020 and offers all our fabulous sewing courses at her beautiful studio in George in the Western Cape.

With a passion for sewing and styling, Renee is an asset to the Sew Creative community.  She has a diploma in pattern making and design and managed a studio for 12 years.  This is where she specialized in designing and making evening wear and wedding dresses.  Renee is also a certified Image Consultant and often incorporates this in her sewing classes by helping her students to select clothing which best suits their skin tone and figure.  Renee is also very talented with wardrobe planning and combines this with her sewing skills, guiding her students in sewing their own clothing with the above in mind.

Renee’s beautiful studio & training centre mirrors her elegant style and calm nature.


Contact Renee to discuss which sewing courses are best to suit your needs.

Phone:          +27 (0)65 902 4088

Email:            george@sewcreative.co.za

Address:       114 Merriman Street, George, Western Cape, South Africa



Marian van der Meulen

Owner & manager of Sew Creative East London training centre.

Course facilitator – Beginner & Intermediate Courses / Craft Courses  /  Home Decor Courses


Marian joined Sew Creative in September 2020 and offer beginner & intermediate courses at various locations around the Eastern Cape, focussing on East London.  Marian is very creative and loves sharing her passion for sewing.  With a talent for decorating, she offers craft sewing lessons to beginners & seasoned sewists.

Here’s what she had to say about her experience with sewing:

My fascination with sewing started in my teens when I inherited my mothers’ 1960’s Elna super-matic machine. Being able to create something from bits of fabric lying around and craft it into a useable item was like magic and gave me enormous pride.
I am a farmer’s wife and mother that takes care of the array of animals on the farm. Being situated remotely on the farm has made me very industrious with abilities to think ‘out of the box’ and apply practical solutions to problems as the solutions were not always available in the store down the road.
The versatility of fabric has inspired me to transform it into functional pieces.  Together with my Interior Decorating Diploma my sewing has helped me to create curtains, blinds, cushions, upholstered items for friends and family through the years.



Contact Marian to discuss which courses are best suited to your needs

Phone:        +27 (0)82 572 9575

Email:         marian@sewcreative.co.za

Address:     East London,  Graaff Reinet,  Grahamstown & various other locations in the Eastern Cape




Heather Tiltmann

Course facilitator at Port Elizabeth training centre

Course facilitator – Beginner & Intermediate Courses / Craft Courses

Heather joined Sew Creative as a student in 2018.  Even though she had a number of years of sewing experience, she enjoyed getting back to basics on the Extended Beginner Course.  Heather became a part of the family with her participation in many of Sew Creative’s craft & other short courses.  Early in 2020, Heather joined our team as a trainee instructor and rejoined in August 2020 after the abrupt halt during lockdown.

Heather is a very kind & patient tutor, guiding our beginners through each step with care and precision.  Our students feel confident under her watchful eye and careful guidance.


Contact Heather to discuss how she can help you fulfil your sewing dreams

Phone:       +27 (0)84 972 8100

Email:         heather@sewcreative.co.za

Address:     Port Elizabeth training centre

Sharon Tarboton

Director / Course Developer / Course Facilitator – all programmes, courses & workshops

email Sharon – info@sewcreative.co.za







Skills Training

Corporates are invited to discuss their skills training requirements with us.  We’ll put together a tailor-made programme to suit your budget and needs.  Sew Creative is registered on the National Supplier Database and have successfully trained both men and women from all walks of life.  Disabled and previously disadvantaged groups are all welcome to attend our skills training courses.  Our course material is unique to Sew Creative and we implement a very effective teaching method to ensure all can learn and achieve their goals.

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The Sunflower Fund

In support of those battling blood diseases, we donate R50 per Lined Bag made using bandanas from previous years’ fundraising efforts.  We also donate a portion of all sales of Sunflower Fund Picnic Blankets and Pillowcases to The Sunflower Fund.  To help save a life, please click on one of the options below: