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.


Our team is small, but powerful and full of passion for empowering others with our fabulous life-changing sewing courses.


Marian van der Meulen

Owner & manager of Sew Creative Adelaide, Eastern Cape training centre.

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


Marian joined Sew Creative in September 2020 and offers beginner & intermediate courses on her beautiful farm in the Adelaide district and immediate surrounds.  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:     Adelaide & surrounding region in the Eastern Cape




Heather Tiltmann

Manager & 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 – Chelsea training centre

Siphokazi Dom

Course facilitator at Port Elizabeth – ETC, Struandale training centre

Course facilitator – Beginner & Intermediate Courses / Craft Courses

Siphokazi, like Heather first joined Sew Creative as a student in 2018.  She started as a beginner and enjoyed it so much, she kept coming back for more!  With her passion for sewing and her ability to create amazing project with little intervention, Siphokazi soon applied for an advertised position for a new course facilitator.

Siphokazi’s vibrant, happy personality and kind, patient manner is the perfect combination to create happy moments at our centre in Struandale.  Guiding students carefully every step of the way, Siphokazi has proven to be a very kind & patient tutor, with fabulous result.   Our students love Siphokazi’s classes and we are thrilled to have her in our team.

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

Phone:       +27 (0)63 7799 466

Email:         siphokazi@sewcreative.co.za

Address:     Port Elizabeth – Struandale 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: