You’ve mastered the basics, feel at ease behind your sewing machine and are now ready to take your sewing to the next level!  Our Intermediate Courses are designed to equip you with extended knowledge so you feel comfortable working with a wider variety of fabrics, more complex patterns and more useful sewing techniques.  Our new Extended Intermediate Programme offers you the opportunity to expand your sewing knowledge using our self-designed patterns which are backed up with printed notes and our usual relaxed, interactive teaching style.   Let us know what new skills / patterns you would like to learn by clicking 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 in all our workshops and courses.

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. Many of our intermediate courses require homework to be completed between lessons so you will need to have access to a sewing machine at home.  However, if you prefer to not bring your sewing machine to lessons you may rent one of ours by booking one on your enrolment form.

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 We’ll confirm your booking via email and include payment details. Your payment secures your booking.

Extended Intermediate Programme – Dressmaking

COURSE FEE:    R 2 800 for the full course     (book & pay in advance)

Module one:     R1 800     Skirt, Shirt, Pants       8 lessons
Module two:     R1 200     Dress, Jacket               6 lessons


Weekdays OR Saturdays

Take your sewing to new heights with this comprehensive intermediate sewing programme.  Work with complex sewing patterns.  How to select the correct size.  Manipulate your pattern for the right fit.  Work with facings, interfacing & different types of fabrics.  Learn more about fabrics and how to pair them with the correct designs.  Make some of your own patterns.  Tab Pockets.  Binding & piping.  Working on the bias.  Complex garment construction.  Lining garments.  Bring your own fabric & some patterns (details provided on confirmation of your booking)



Pattern Making

Introduction to Pattern-Making

Learn how to draft your own patterns to ensure a perfect fit.  Design your own clothes.

COURSE FEE:   R 1 500 for the full course (book & pay in advance for all 3 modules)

Module 1:       Basic Bodice       R 550        2 lessons:   4 – 6 hours
Module 2:       Skirt                     R 550        2 lessons:   4 – 6 hours
Module 3:       Pants                   R 550         2 lessons:   4 – 6 hours

Course fee includes pattern paper, fabric for sample garment, printed notes & guided instruction.

During this pattern making course, you will learn how to take body measurements correctly.  Draft basic blocks for bodice, skirt & pants.  Make adjustments to create the perfect fit.  



Decor & linen

Upholstery – breathe new life into your old furniture



Room dividers

Fabric painting & dyeing

Decoupage with fabric & wood

Introduction to upholstery – ottoman

Make your own baskets