We offer sewing classes on garment construction, utilising commercial patterns (McCalls, KwikSew, Newlook, Simplicity). You will learn to use and customise the patterns to suit your own body shape.

In our individual classes, you will learn the tips and rules of operating your own sewing machine and overlocker.


  • How to operate and set your sewing machine.
  • How to operate and set your over-locker.
  • How to understand a commercial pattern
  • How to cut out a garment
  • How to adjust a pattern to your unique body shape

  • Advise on types of fabrics
  • Which needles to use on particular fabrics
  • How to use tools of the trade
  • (Rotary cutter, Handy-guage, French curves)

Time :  9:30am

Venue: Material Girl Durbanville

Contact for more info: 021 558 5920 or 021 9761517

All lessons are hands-on:

Your own machine is used for the garment construction so that you can get the full use of your machine and overlocker.

Book your class today


Gill 083 711 5057 – For classes at Material Girl Durbanville