Beginners Sewing Course

Introduction to the sewing machine, different types of needles and what they are used for. Basic types of stitching and seams. Principles of cutting, different fabric types, grain lines and reading a pattern. Sewing classes Cape Town.

Sewing Classes Cape Town

The Beginners Sewing Course runs over 12 weeks, you make 8 items and learn the following in your classes:

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the sewing machine, threading, tension and stitch basics. Different types of needles and what they are used for. Basic types of seams. Principles of cutting, grain lines, different fabric types and reading a pattern.

Lesson 2 – Make a Pillowcase.  Learning basic pattern reading, how to cut on the grain line. Sewing straight lines. (Fabric will be supplied for this project)

After this lesson we will go to Fabric World in Wynberg to choose and purchase fabrics and trims for the projects below. If this is an evening class then we will have to go on a Saturday morning to the fabric shop.

Lesson 3 – Shopping Bag. Practicing cutting, accurate sewing and making a 3 dimensional bag.

Lesson 4 – Drawstring Bag. Working with an open seam. Also learning how to make a slit in a garment.

Lesson 5 and 6 – Pants or Skirt. Elasticated pants or skirt with side pockets. Learning how to sew elastic into a garment as well as side pockets and using an open and closed seam.

Lesson 7 – Curves. Working with curves. Making Oven Gloves.

Lesson 8 – Zips. Making two Pencil Cases. One lined and one unlined.

Lesson 9 – Making samples of darts, pleats, gathers and buttonholes. Seam matching, better understanding of seam allowances.

Lesson 10  – Cushion Cover with piping and a hidden zip

Lesson 11 and 12 – Apron with patch pocket, facing and bias binding.

All the patterns for the things made in the sewing classes will be provided and these you will keep with your printed out notes.

Please send me an email for sewing classes times and fees at or simply click the APPLY TODAY button below!


What my students say about the sewing classes

I have immense gratitude for the amount of knowledge Mascha has passed onto me through the various sewing classes she offers. I have found a hobby I absolutely love. Mascha has such patience with her students and I really miss attending classes every week. She has given me such confidence behind the machine. I owe it all to such an awesome teacher!
Sam Base
What a talented and patient teacher I've learnt so much and have made myself so many lovely items of clothing to wear...thanks to Mascha
Astrid Haskins
Fantastic, patient teacher with great courses. I loved every moment of the two courses I did.
Lauren Woxholt
Fantastic sewing course with a wonderful teacher!!
Jan Lloyd

Sewing has never been more enjoyable!

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