Bigwig Courses

The PRICE for all sewing courses is R750 per month (4 lessons of 3 hours each). On average there are between 5-8 students per class. Classes are multi-level so you can start at any time that suits you.

Beginners sewing courses

No sewing experience required.

This course runs for 6 months – one lesson a week and includes a free pattern of the first 3 items sewn.
Cost: R750 ( 4 lessons of 3 hours each) per month.

The following days and times are available to choose from.

Beginners/Multi-level classes in Pietermaritzburg :

Thursday mornings from   9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Friday mornings from   9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday mornings from 9 am to 12 pm

For these days please contact Idoni on 084 486 1849  to book your day.


Intermediate sewing courses

Previous sewing experience required.

This course runs for 5 months: days and times as above – one lesson a week and includes the following:

  • Sewing a tailored skirt with zip fitting and waistband
  • Sewing a ladies tailored shirt made to your measurements
  • Perfecting Pants to fit
  • Lining a Jacket
  • Dressmaking and evening clothes.

Also on Offer: Stretch sewing workshops, Home decor and crafts.

A Fashion Design & Patternmaking Course

For beginners.

NEW!  In this exciting course you will learn:

  1. Basic patternmaking
  2. Fashion drawing
  3. Finding inspiration
  4. Design a capsule range
  5. Costing a garment
  6. Basic business skills

These classes are at the Blackridge studio and are every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Classes continue for 6 to 12 months depending on the level required by the student.
Price is R750 for 4 lessons, 1 per week.

Private tuition available on request.

Clothing made by Students.

Have a look at some of the amazing clothes made by students in the Bigwig sewing Classes.

Free Form

We also offer an exciting module called “Free Form, Sew what you love” This is for students who have made at least 6 garments and are fairly skilled. You can then choose what type of garment or styles you would love to make, for example: Kiddies – Decor – Gifts – School tracksuits ect.

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Studio Open Hours

Monday - Tuesday (studio closed due to private students)

Wednesday: 9 am - 1pm (or by appointment) 

Thursday - Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm (or by appointment)