Choosing the correct dressmaking academy depends strongly on what aspect of the industry you want to be focused. Not all Academy/Institutions have all the courses available, so additional research on your part is needed. Some are more focused on the sewing aspect or otherwise known as the seamstress course. When what you really want is the full dressmaking courses, which encompasses more than just sewing. There are a wide range of academies available in Cape Town but are you sure you are looking at the right one. As a beginner, you need to first acquaint yourself with the sewing machine, and learning basics like pockets, buttons and seam patterns.

SO SO Into It Academy

This is the perfect academy for dressmaking enthusiasts who don’t know a single thing about dressmaking but have the drive to succeed. They offer basic sewing courses which will introduce you to the sewing machine and how to use it. The first module is 6 weeks long and by the end of it you will know how to sew seams, darts, pleats, gathers and exposed zips. Level 2 continues to build the foundation by showing you how to sew pockets, zips, collars, cuffs, hems, sleeves, etc. After this you are introduced to the pattern making courses, which also consists of two levels.

Choose A Course

At So So Into It Academy you can choose from a range of courses. Each teaching you a certain skill with different difficulty levels.

Pattern Making Courses

Sewing Courses

When Can I Start?

Whenever you are ready! We have classes almost everyday of the week. Simply click on the button below, fill in the form and then we will call you back!