The Fashion School in Cape Town.  Based in the Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock.

From Basic Stitches to Finished Garments

Sewing Bootcamp

Master the art of sewing with practical, hands-on exercises

24 JUNE TO 4 JULY 2024

Course Details


Sewing Bootcamp


Sewing Bootcamp

Course Description

The Sewing Bootcamp offers an immersive introduction to the art of sewing. Designed to equip students with essential sewing skills, the course encourages participants to develop their abilities through practical, hands-on exercises. Over the course of two weeks, students will engage in a variety of sewing projects, from basic stitches to creating finished garments, fostering both creativity and technical proficiency.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of sewing techniques and fabric types.
  • Develop essential sewing skills, including using a sewing machine, stitching, and garment construction.
  • Complete a variety of sewing projects, such as tote bags and skirts, to build practical experience.
  • Understand and interpret sewing patterns, including making adjustments for a perfect fit.
  • Learn finishing techniques such as hemming, seam finishes, and adding embellishments.
  • Create a final project that incorporates all learned skills, showcasing your progress and creativity.
  • Build a portfolio of your sewing projects and designs.
  • Gain confidence in planning and executing sewing projects from start to finish.

On Completion

Upon successful completion of the Sewing Bootcamp, you will have mastered fundamental sewing techniques, gained hands-on experience through various projects, and built a comprehensive portfolio of your creations. You will be well-equipped to pursue further sewing endeavors, whether as a hobbyist or in a professional capacity. Additionally, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Course Content

Lesson One:Introduction to Sewing

Lesson Two: Fabric Fundamentals

Lesson Three:Advanced Sewing Techniques

Lesson Four: Introduction to Patterns

Lesson Five: Garment Construction

Lesson Six:Finishing Techniques

Lesson Seven: Introduction to Embellishments

Lesson Eight: Final Project and Review

What We Will Cover: Interpreting patterns, making a shirt, A-line skirt, and tote bag.

Materials & Equipment Required

Tracing wheel, cotton thread, fabric scissors, pins, tape measure, fabric marker/tailor’s chalk, a selection of fabric and trim (based on your design choice), domestic sewing machine, and domestic overlocker (optional). DAF provides additional domestic and industrial machines on a first-come, first-served basis.

From Basic Stitches to Finished Garments

Sewing Bootcamp

  • Registration Fee
  • Course Fees

Register to book your spot.  Limited seats available.  Pay Course fees before course starts.


available from 9:00 – 16:30

Monday – Friday

Address The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925

Email info@daf-academy.co.za

Application Form

After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email. You’ll also be redirected to make your registration payment online. Please keep in mind that your spot in the course is only secured upon payment of the registration fee.


Any student who registers for a Short Course is liable for the entire course fee, irrespective of whether the student completes the course or not.

The payment of the registration fee will secure your spot in the class.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

The payment of course fees must be paid before the short course starts. 

The short courses are not credit bearing and are not registered with the South African Qualifications Authority but it does create a solid base for anyone wanting to pursue studies in fashion.

On completion, students will receive a certificate of completion.

Short course students will receive their certificate of completion on condition that they attend all classes, submit all relevant class work and pass all assessments

The person responsible for payment of fees shall be held liable to DAF for the cost of repairing any damage to its property caused by the student.