While learning to sew used to be a life skill taught in the early years, it has unfortunately fallen away in the modern age despite its many benefits. With escalating living costs, people are now seeing the advantages of mastering this skill and many are turning to institutions – such as Villioti Fashion Institute – for user-friendly courses in sewing.

Benefits of sewing courses

1. Your own look

How often have you stepped out the house only to see someone else wearing the exact same outfit as you? This is even more disparaging at closed events such as weddings and conferences. When you master the art of sewing, you are able to craft your own unique outfits that nobody else will own.

2. Making a career

Sewing has for thousands of years been a skill that people use to create their own business and generate an income. It is a skill which is in high demand and to find excellent craftmanship in this area is often difficult. In today’s world of mass consumerism and people looking for more personalised and unique items, sewing has become even more prevalent as people are looking for special garments.

3. Release your inner creative

Sewing your own clothing gives you the chance to find a creative side you never knew you had! The variety of fabrics and accessories are endless – you can start by emulating an existing design and personalise it as you get surer of yourself and your newfound skill.

4. Meet new people

By joining a sewing class, you are opening yourself up to learning a new skill, while also meeting new people from different walks of life. Improve your social life with a sewing class!

5. Save on costs

By learning to sew you are able to make your own clothing, curtains and linen. This will work out to massive savings and allows you to change your style and décor more frequently.

6. Charitable opportunities

In addition to making clothing for yourself and your family, you can also start making items to donate to charity.

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Types of sewing courses

Villioti Fashion Institute – Beginner’s Garment Construction (R8 400)

This is six-month course in fashion that will equip you with the fundamental components of garment construction – theory and practical applications. If you’re looking to create quality clothing and décor items, then this is a great course to start with. You will learn how to:

• Construct everyday separates such as pants, blouses, jackets and outerwear.
• Have a good understanding of professional terminology.
• Understand and execute correct cutting layouts and cutting-out techniques.
• Create three-dimensional garments by mastering, executing and practicing specialised construction techniques.


Villioti Fashion Institute – Advanced Garment Construction (R7 000)

But you don’t need to stop at the beginner’s course. Once you’ve mastered the basics, take your garment-making ability to the next level with the 4-month Advanced Garment Construction course. Here you will learn to construct one-of-a-kind garments using specialist skills. You will learn:

• Fluidity and draping
• Corsetry and volume
• Tailoring

If you’re looking to learn something new that will improve your life and the lives of those around you, then sign up for a sewing course in 2019. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet new friends, learn new skills and drastically improve your wardrobe!


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Villioti Fashion Institute is an accredited tertiary institution that takes pride in making the ordinary extraordinary. Led by Spero Villioti, who has run a successful fashion brand for more than 30 years, Villioti Fashion Institute prides itself on being “extraordinary in the details”, which is what sets their students apart from others and secures them a future in fashion.