Sewing Classes & Courses

Elna does not offer sewing classes. Rather, we stimulate job opportunities for those who are able to offer this specialized and often personal service.

Elna does offer introductory training on every elna product in which our customers invest. This includes elna Press, sewing machines and
accessories etc. Instructions are also available on most sewing feet on www.elna.com.  
Click on accessories. Select the foot.  Click on image to enlarge or download PDF.  Need information?  Click on sewing ideas, select project
and click.  Download instructions, click on PDF. 

Below is a list of sewing teachers/schools/colleges etc. who offer sewing, embroidery, quilting, and sew-craft classes/courses. Elna does not warrant, has no financial interest, and has no preference in any of those listed below. The list recorded here is to assist teachers and pupils who have an interest in sewing. Elna cannot be held liable for any loss as result of any transaction between pupil and training facility listed below.

For info contact the teacher/college direct.

 

NORTHERN CAPE

EASTERN CAPE

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Formal & Informal

Beginner, intermediate & advanced courses in sewing/dressmaking, pattern-making, overlocking & tailoring

Short & extended courses, certificate courses, corporate skills training

Sew Creative

Port Elizabeth

WESTERN CAPE

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

TBA

weeks/months

Marietta

Boston – Bellville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners / Advanced

Months

Northlink College – Mrs. Bell

Bellville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Informal – Private or Groups

Beginners / Sewing (Kids/Teens/Adults)

Weekends – to be arranged

Christine Coetzee from SEWING & FASHION ACADEMY

BRACKENFELL / STELLENBOSCH

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Informal and Formal

Beginner to Advanced Sewing: Classes, membership, specialized courses, equipment & pattern sales

Various Options (From 1hr – 1yr)

ELVES AT WORK

CAPE TOWN

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Formal

Fashion Design Degree

1yr Diploma or 3yr Degree

FEDISA

CAPE TOWN

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address/website:

Phone Number:

Informal and Formal

Beginners, intermediate & advanced courses in sewing/dressmaking, pattern-making, overlocking and tailoring 

5 WEEK, 12 WEEK, 20 WEEK & FULL TIME COURSES AVAILABLE

THE SEW MUCH FUN STUDIO

CAPE TOWN, CBD

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginner to Advanced Fashion Design 

Part Time or Full Time (From 1yr – 3yrs)

CTCFD

CAPE TOWN MOWBRAY

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginner to Advanced Sewing 

Weekly Classes

iSEW with MASCHKA

CLAREMONT

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Quilting

Weeks

Sunette Burger

Durbanville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Quilting

Hours

Jitters Bug / Charlene

Durbanville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners

Hours

Gert

Durbanville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal and SEW AS YOU GO

Beginner and Advanced Sewing or Overlockers

1-3hrs per week

Christine Coetzee

Mosselbay (Reebok)

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Embroidery

Between client and Teacher

Yvonne

Table View

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Formal

Fashion as career/designing/pattern making etc

Introduction to Fashion Design – 3yr full time
1yr part-time program / diploma – fashion design

Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design

STELLENBOSCH

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Informal & Formal

Beginners / Beginners Pattern Making etc

Morning Classes / Tuesday & Thursday

Jenny Micklewood Fashion Designer / Jenny Leigh

SOMERSET WEST

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)


Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

E-mail Address:

Phone Number:

Informal & Formal

Beginners / Advanced / Quilting / Embroidery

Tues: Informal Classes – 3hrs
Wed: Private p/hr
Thurs & Fri: Quilting & Craft Classes etc

SEW AND SENSATION

SOMERSET WEST

SOUTHERN CAPE

GAUTENG

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Formal

Beginners

2 Courses

357 Opportunities

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal – private or groups

Beginners Sewing

3hrs each week – 12 hrs for months
Wednesday: 09h30 – 12h30 for 4 weeks

Christine Olivier

Silver Lakes – Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners 

During the week

Professional Sewing School

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Informal

All 

Different Courses

Stitchwitch

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

 

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Website:

Informal

ALL BASIC SEWING TECHNIQUES to NOVICES

4hr classes, once a week, for 9 consecutive weeks.

Sew Fabulous

Marais Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners / Advanced 

Varies

Trudi

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners / Advanced 

Hanet Sew Easy Hannelie

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners / Advanced 

Careylee van der Walt

Pretoria

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Website:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners / Advanced 

Lap en Lint Borduurgenot NK

Pretoria Tuine

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

All

Elna Kolonnade

Pretoria

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Dressmaking/Beginners needlework/Wedding dresses/Machine embroidery

Lorraine Kruger

Montana

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal & Informal

Beginners to Advanced

Judith

Edenvale

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners / Clothing Design 

Vivi

Eastleigh / Edenvale

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

All

As required

Annetjie Whelan

Springs

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal & Informal

Advanced / Lingerie

3 times per week

Darelle Gerritsen

Benoni

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Patchwork / Quilting & Ribbon Embroidery

Saturdays

Spinnerin

Benoni

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration: (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Patchwork / Quilting & Ribbon Embroidery

Saturdays

Spinnerin

Benoni

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Formal & Informal

Beginners / Advanced / Quilting / Embroidery

Chick-Tique

Benoni

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Sewing Lessons, Dressmaking, Pattern-Making & Tailoring

Beginners / Intermediate / ADV. Sewing

Six days a week

Nikki Philipson

Dunvegan (near Edenvale)

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Sewing Lessons

Jeanette

Van Riebeeck Park

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal & Formal

Beginners / Advanced / Quilting & Embroidery

4 times a day, once per month

Yvonne Nicol

Bedford Centre

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal 

Beginners / Advanced 

Basic 6 months to advanced

Sumaya

Northcliff

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Beginners / Advanced 

Sumaiya Cassim

Northcliff

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal 

Sewing Craft

4 Hours every 4 weeks

Craft Classes Elna Deco Park

Northriding Deco Park

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Website:

Phone Number:

Sewing Lessons

1 hour per week 

So and Sew Shelly

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Website:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners / Advanced

Lelani Jacques

Randburg

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Dress Making

Begin & Adv. Sewing / Garment Constr.

Weekdays 09h00 – 15h00

Mary Anne Shaw

Randpark Ridge

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners Sewing – Underwear

1 Day p/week (4hrs) Ongoing & 1 Day p/week (4hrs) for 3 weeks

Elna Westrand

Roodepoort – Wilrogate

MPUMALANGA

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Facebook Link:

Phone Number:

Formal + Holiday Sewing programs for children

1hr once p/week. Students take 10-11 months to complete a level

Lowveld Sewing Academy – Surrette Braack

Nelspruit

KWAZULU-NATAL

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Basic Sewing

5 Lessons – Every Sunday from 10 unit 1

Tracey Meier

Pavilion – Westvile

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Informal

Quilting for beginners

Friday evenings – 2 hours (6 hours in total – every 2nd Friday)

Tracey Meier

Pavilion – Westvile

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners. Sarie blouses/Eastern Wear

3 hours 

Meera

(elna) Pavilion – Westvile

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Machine Embroidery Technique Classes

First Saturday of Every Month

Helena Olivier from JHB Creations

Hillcrest

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Bag Classes

Once a Month

Jennifer

Hillcrest

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Dressmaking Classes

3 Hrs every Wednesday Morning

Meera

Hillcrest

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Quilting Classes

Beginners to Advanced

Sue Cameron (Master Quilter)

Hillcrest

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Website:

Phone Number:

Easy Pattern Making & Supply of Pivot Ruler

Beginners to Advanced

Eileen Lewis

Upper Highway

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Dressmaking

Cheryl Kelly from NOT OFF THE RAILS

Upper Highway

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Beginners to Advanced

Every Tuesday from 10h00 – 12h00

Crochet School – Maria

Hillcrest

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Beginners to Advanced

Every Tuesday from 10h00 – 12h00

Crochet School – Maria

Hillcrest

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Machine Embr. Lessons at Elna Pavlion

Wed & Sat – 4hrs each lesson

Helena Olivier

Pavilion

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Phone Number:

Informal

Hand Wilk / Sild Ribbon Embr. 

Wed & Sat – 4hrs each lesson

Rookaya

Westville

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners Quilting

5 Sessions

Janine

Balito

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Knitting / Crocheting

One on One Sessions

Cate

Umhlanga

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners

Thursdays & Saturdays

Mira Sarawan

Gateway Branch – Umhlanga

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners

Fridays & Saturdays

Sheldines Knitting & Crochet Classes

Gateway 

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Sewing Crafts

3 Hours per Lesson

Janice

Queensburgh

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners & Advanced

Every 2nd Sat. 3 Hour Classes

The Dianne D.Studio

Pietermaritzburg

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Formal

Beginners 

6 Months

Bhikas School of Fashion

Pietermaritzburg

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Embroidery 

1 Saturday per Month

Helena Olivier

Pietermaritzburg

Type of classes: formal/ informal

Beginners/Advanced/quilting/embroidery

Duration (hours/days/weeks/months)

Teacher or School Name:

Town or City:

Email:

Phone Number:

Informal

Beginners to Advanced 

4 Hour Lesson twice a week

Cheryl from NOT OFF THE RAILS

Durban, Upper Highway

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