The Essential 

Fashion Design Course for Beginners

Develop a solid foundation in Fashion Design

Why You Need Our 
Foundation Course in Fashion Design

(for Beginners)

Are you passionate about Fashion Design?

Do you desire a career in fashion or are you simply interested in sewing beautiful outfits for yourself?

Are you looking to learn a skill that you can monetise?

Do you lack the sewing skills and knowledge to start the fashion business you have always dreamt of?

As a beginner, the foundational knowledge you acquire is critical to your journey. The quality of your training is what will set you apart in the future as a professional designer and successful fashion entrepreneur.

As a renowned Fashion School in Lagos with many years of teaching experience, Martwayne has put together the Foundation Course in Fashion Design (for Beginners) to equip students with indispensable skills for breakthrough success as professional fashion designers. The course includes:

  • Sewing and Pattern Making courses
  • Creative & Fashion Illustration courses
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship courses

Every Fashion Design Beginner needs this Course!

’We do not only teach you how to sew! We also teach you how to make money from your knowledge to enable you run a sustainable business and start your clothing line; all in a friendly and conducive work environment’’ 

- Martwayne

Martwayne Beginners Course in Fashion Design Student, Esther, models her design on the runway
Fashion Illustration Class at Martwayne

Many Fashion Design courses for Beginners offer basic training, leaving out key course modules that are essential. Success in Fashion Design goes beyond simply knowing how to sew. As a Fashion School in Lagos, our years of experience and interactions with numerous fashion designers have enabled us generate key insights. 

As a beginner looking to kickstart a successful career in fashion design you must:

  • Create beautiful designs;
  • Translate these designs into patterns;
  • Learn to sew like a professional;
  • Understand how to run a fashion design business.

This Course is designed by one of the best Fashion Schools in Lagos to guide you in taking that critical leap from fashion beginner to 360° fashion designer. You will be transformed into a professional who understands key concepts, possesses critical skills and can apply vital knowledge in sewing, creative design and pattern making, manual and digital fashion illustrations and running a fashion business including costing and pricing.

At the end of this course, you would have developed skills and gained knowledge to enable you:

  • Sew like a professional;
  • Transform your fashion design knowledge into a viable source of income;
  • Start your Clothing Line.
  • Begin the fashion business of your dreams;
  • Offer quality services and charge the fees you deserve; and
  • Empower yourself and generate an alternative source of income.

Who is this Course for?

This Course is for you if:

  • You have no prior knowledge; but you are passionate about Fashion Design;
  • You love Fashion and desire to start a fashion business or clothing line;
  • You have always wanted to learn how to sew beautiful outfits for yourself;
  • You want to acquire a technical skill that can make you money;
  • You want to learn Fashion Design but hardly have the time; and
  • You want to acquire quality knowledge to kickstart a career in Fashion Design.

What will you learn?

Here is a glimpse of what you will learn in this Course: 

Student defending their creative project

The Creative Side of Fashion

You will learn to:

  • Develop your designs and ideas from scratch and create a unique fashion collection & fashion portfolio;
  • Use basic tools for development of a fashion collection; how to create mood boards and design briefs;
  • Choose colours and fabrics and combine them to create stunning outfits;
  • Draw the female fashion croquis, including facial features, spinal movements and faces;
  • Create technical drawings and design details to communicate your ideas to your tailor or production team;
  • Render a fashion figure both manually and digitally; and
  • Use digital applications to bring life to your creations and transform your illustrations from drab to fab.

Learn the Art of Patternmaking

You will learn to:

  • Take accurate body measurements and convert them into blocks and patterns;
  • Apply basic pattern making concepts and understand the importance of using patterns;
  • Understand the patternmaking life cycle from block to working pattern and final pattern;
  • Create different styles from the standard block pattern; and
  • Grade patterns from just one standard pattern into various sizes.

How to Sew with a

Perfect Factory Finish

You will learn to:

  • Create the perfect stitch;
  • Thread and use the sewing machine; understanding the functions of its components;
  • Use the needed tools in garment construction;
  • Apply key sewing techniques and achieve perfect finishing;
  • Sew skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, jumpsuits, sleeves, collars, plackets, corsets, and so on with a wide range of fabrics; and
  • Understand the steps in the garment construction process.

The Business Side of Fashion

You will learn to:

  • Take advantage of the business opportunities that exist in the Fashion Industry;
  • Profitably price your work by implementing proper costing and pricing;
  • Sell your clothes and make a profit;
  • Start your clothing line and understand the clothing production process.
  • Build structures in your fashion business; and
  • Keep track of your business finances with an online accounting software.

Become a Fashion Designer Within Months!

The Beginners Course in Fashion Design runs as follows:

  • Sewing Classes are 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am-4pm for 9 months.
  • Creative Classes are an extra day a week, Tuesdays only, from 10am-5pm for 3 months only within the 9 months
  • No classes on weekends & public holidays.

What are you waiting for?

With this course, you are guaranteed:

Assurance of Learning:

At Martwayne, we believe in giving value for money. This is why we track our students’ daily progress during this course to ensure that learning is actually taking place.


When you learn with one of the best fashion schools in Lagos, your work speaks for itself and your professionalism shines through


At Martwayne, we believe in rewarding efforts!

This course offers you:

Training Materials

As part of this course, you get training materials, including your sewing kit and drawing kit, in addition to a progress sheet and calendar that details your tasks and expected learning outcomes for each day.

Refundable Caution Fee of N20,000

This Fee covers damages and unnecessary extensions to the course.  If you don't damage anything and complete the Course in the scheduled time, you get it back!

Certificate of Completion

You will get a Certificate of Completion when you successfully complete the Course.  This includes attendance, punctuality and submission of all assignments & projects.

A Chance to Win a Prize

We reward our students for their efforts.  The best student with the best project and who has been consistent with their work, attendance and punctuality all through the Course wins a prize at the end of the Course.

Contact us today!

You can visit us for more information at:

 8 Sholeye Crescent, off Ayinde Giwa Street, off Alhaji Masha Road,

(just before Masha Roundabout), Surulere, Lagos

or call +2348097976075

The best deal on a comprehensive fashion course 

Optional Package

 * This package provides you the choice of paying for individual courses that make up the full programme

Total Fee: N560,000

- Beginners Dressmaking Course: N380,000

- Creative & Fashion Illustration Course: N120,000

- Fashion Entrepreneurship Course: N60,000


**Bonuses only available on Full Package

Discounts & Free Course

- Full Payment attracts 5% discount on the fees.

- Gain free access to the Martwayne E-Learning Portal for 1 year.

- Get our our Online Fashion Entrepreneurship Course almost for free (over 80% discount).

- Access our Sewing Techniques for Perfect Finishing Online Course worth N20,000 for free.

- Get Personal Support Even after the Course.

Full Package

*With the full package, you have access to the full programme and all the bonuses.

Total Fee: N500,000

The total fee includes the:

- Beginners Dressmaking Course;

- Creative & Fashion Illustration Course; and

- Fashion Entrepreneurship Course;

- Training Materials; and

- Refundable Caution Fee.

Payment Options

Pay in 2 instalments

Pay N350,000 (70%) before course begins.

Balance of N150,000 (30%) due 3 months into the Course.

Pay the Full Fees

Get 5% Discount off the Fees and pay only N475,000.

Beginners Course in Fashion Design

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Foundation Course in Fashion Design (for Beginners) now!

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Limited Seats Available

Contact us today!


8 Sholeye Crescent, off Ayinde Giwa Street,

off Alhaji Masha Road, Surulere, Lagos

Telephone :  08183958856 | 09034985877 (office hours only)   


WhatsApp: 08097876075 

Instagram: @martwayne 

About the Founder


I am a South African trained Fashion Designer well versed in various areas of Fashion Industry and its relationship with the business community.

I know first-hand what it feels like to take the plunge and switch from a very comfortable career path in Accounting with one of the Big Four Accounting Firms - KPMG Professional Services - to a completely unrelated field - Fashion!

Why am I so confident you will get the best from Martwayne?  Simple!  I learnt everything from scratch myself.  And the way I transitioned easily from Accounting to Fashion Design is the exact way we teach! You've seen our testimonials so you know we are GREAT at what we do!  It's time for you to take that plunge too!

Here's to Your Success...


Rona shares her Martwayne Experience. 

She came to Lagos came all the way from Portharcourt to pursue her dream. 

This is her story:

'When I caught the vision, (it’s more of spiritual than physical. Lol), I was a size 4-6 I think, I had problems getting my clothes from stores. They would always direct me to the kids section. It was so annoying and exhausting.

I can recall I also didn’t like buying basic pieces. I was extra extra & most stores never seemed to have what I’d like. Even if they did, it was always too big. Then I thought, if I could make what I wanted in my size, why not?

So I found myself here & as time went by, the attention shifted from just me to others & I discovered I would love to cater for people that have the same type of issues I had sizewise & clothes that can help them express who they really are."

Lekan also shares his Martwayne story.

He was a complete beginner and is already earning an income from the knowledge gained at Martwayne. 

Join Our Many Many Happy Customers

Martwayne Beginners Course testimonial

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Frequently Asked Questions

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