Learn how to sew from scratch in the Martwayne Foundation Course in Fashion Design.  Targeted at complete beginners with no prior knowledge of sewing, this fashion course offers Sewing & Patternmaking Classes, Creative & Fashion Illustration Courses and Fashion Entrepreneurship Courses. 

Why You Need our Beginners

Foundation Course in Fashion Design

The Course teaches the 3 important aspects of running a fashion business.

  • The Creative (The real art of Fashion Design);
  • The Practical (Dressmaking & Pattern Classes); and
  • The Business Sides of Fashion.

Of course we don't only teach you fashion design and how to sew, we also teach you how to make money from your knowledge so you can run a sustainable business and start your clothing line. 

All in a friendly and conducive work environment.

In the Creative aspect of the Course, you will learn:

  • the design and production process;
  • how develop your designs from scratch in order to create a fashion collection and a proper fashion portfolio;
  • how to choose the colours and fabrics to ensure the success of your fashion collection;
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    how to create mood boards, storyboards, design briefs and all the tools you require in the development of a fashion collection ;
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    how to draw and sketch out your fashion designs FROM SCRATCH;
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    how to draw the female fashion croquis, including facial features, spinal movements and faces;
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    how to create technical drawings in order to communicate your ideas to your tailor or production team;
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    how to draw various items of clothing including necklines, sleeves, design details, etc
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    how to render a fashion figure both manually and digitally; and
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    how to use a digital app to turn your illustrations from drab to fab!
Student defending their creative project

Fashion Illustration Class at Martwayne

In the Sewing aspect of the Course, you will learn:

  • how to take accurate body measurements to avoid mistakes;
  • how to convert the measurements taken into a standard block pattern and working pattern; 
  • the principles of pattern cutting including how to properly label a pattern;
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    how to interprete a pattern book;
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    how to create different variations from the block pattern;
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    various sewing techniques to ensure your clothes come out with a perfect factory finish;
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    how to conduct a fitting after transferring alterations to the pattern;
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    how to finalise your block patterns;
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    Of course you will learn how to sew right from how to thread a working machine to working with seam guides;
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    how to properly construct various garments such as skirts, dresses, office shirts, blouses, collars, cuffs, necklines, strapless dresses, trousers, etc. 

In the Business aspect of the Course, you will learn :

  • the various ways you can make money from the Fashion Industry.  No we don't all have to be fashion designers.  We can be patternmakers, fashion illustrators, visual merchandisers, buyers and so many many other job descriptions which are not explored around here;
  • how to prepare the documentation in your fashion business in order to appear professional in your dealings with your clients;
  • how to approach your customer and conduct yourself in such a way that they will be begging for your services and pay whatever you ask them to pay;
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    how to create invoices and receipts for billing purposes;
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    how to do a proper costing for your products in order to set an ideal selling price to enable you make a profit;
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    how to start your clothing line regardless of if you want to set up a production unit or outsource your production to a garment production house;
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    how to build business structures in your fashion business by looking at the accounting, the tax, the legal and the administrative sides to running a fashion business; 
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    how to track your business finances with an online accounting software.

So if you have that burning itch inside of you to explore the fashion world like this person, then you should do something about it!  Besides in this era of uncertainty, you never know if the next termination letter or SMS has your name in it.  You surely do not want to be left in the lurch with nothing to fall back on.  

OR perhaps your story is similar to mine.  I was tired of tailors wrecking my clothes so I gave up a fabulous career as an accountant in one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms (KPMG) to go to Fashion School and my decision was tough because I loved my job.  

Or perhaps you simply want to be financially independent. 

Whatever your reason is, don't let that dream die because of fear!  The only thing worse than fear is the regret you will feel 10 years down the line wishing you had made a different choice.  

And trust me, you will LOVE our classes.  We have an interesting mix of people - from bankers to lawyers to accountants, engineers and even medical doctors - all brought together by the one thing we all love the most - FASHION!

Check out just a few of our testimonials...

And we have so much more!  

So now that you know you are in safe hands and can learn how to sew from scratch, how much will this course cost you?!

NOPE!  Not tons of money!  And definitely not as much as you will spend if you decided to travel to get the same knowledge.  We have students who have taken courses abroad and they have told me several times that what we teach is also what they ended up learning.

But we do so at a mere FRACTION of the cost!

OKAY! I AM CONVINCED!  What will it cost?

The Foundation Course in Fashion Design is in 2 stages.  

Stage 1:  

Fees: N180,000  &  Refundable Caution Fees:  N20,000

to make a total of N200,000.

Stage 2:

Fees:  N200,000  &  Refundable Caution Fees: N20,000 

to make a total of N220,000.

Isn't that a bargain???  That's less than N32,000 per month for the amazing benefits you get!  

And the knowledge remains with you for life!!!

PLUS the fees include your training materials, toolkit and drawing kits but you will need to provide your fabrics since your designs determine the fabrics you will use.  

The refundable caution fees cover damages and unnecessary extensions to the Course. 

And guess what?  

Pay for both Stages at once and you get 

5% discount off the fees!!!

What if I am only interested in the Sewing & Patternmaking? Can I do just that?

Sure you can! That option is the Beginners Dressmaking Course 

and you are welcome to register for it.

Stage 1 costs a total of N120,000

(Fees N100,000 & Caution Fee N20,000)

Stage 2 costs a total of N200,000 

(Fees N180,000 & Caution Fee N20,000)

Payment for both stages at once attracts a 5% discount off the fees. 

And trust me!  Many many of our students make their money back right from this Course by practising what they have learnt, testing their ideas on their target market and charging for their work before they even complete the Course!  

That's part of what we encourage them to do - conquer the fear whilst in a learning environment and make their mistakes while we guide them before they start their fashion business.

Ok so what if I can already sew well? Do I have to start from scratch again?!

No you don't!  You can simply register for any of the Courses below: 

The Advanced Course in Fashion Design

OR The Advanced Dressmaking Course


What if I am just interested in the

Creative and Fashion Illustration Course?

Oh that's not a problem either.  The Creative Course is available as a

stand-alone option.  And the beauty behind this Course is it sets you up to become a Fashion Illustrator, creating designs or simply sketching for designers for a fee. No sewing whatsoever!  Another awesome income stream which does not interfere with your current fashion business!

Click here to know all about it.  

The best time to LIVE your Fashion Dreams is NOW!

Many many of our students make their money back before they even complete the Course so why procrastinate?

Register NOW since we have Limited Seats Available....

Do I have to pay everything at once?
No you don't.  You can pay for any of the full courses in 2 instalments.

Stage 1:  Deposit 80% and balance due during the Course.
Stage 2: Deposit 80% and balance due during the Course.

I work during the week.  What do I do?
Not to worry!  We have weekend courses available.   Classes are on Saturdays only from 12 noon -6pm.  The fees are exactly the same.

So how do I register?!

Reserving a seat on the Foundation Course in Fashion Design is easy!

Simply click on the Register Now button to pay by bank or debit card.

To reserve your seat on the Beginners Dressmaking Course, click on the Register Now button to pay by bank or debit card.

If you prefer manually, you can do so by paying the fees by cash / online transfer into the bank account below:

Martwayne Limited  |  023 710 3843  |  GTBank

Once this is done, please contact us on telephone on:

0818 395 8856 / 0903 498 5877

or chat to us on WhatsApp: 08097876075

so we can prepare for your training materials.

Please note that prior registration is required.

Classes hold at 8 Sholeye Crescent,

off Ayinde Giwa Street, off Alhaji Masha Road,

(just before Masha Roundabout), Surulere, Lagos.

For questions or to get notified about start dates, please sign up below.

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We work hard and play hard!


Register NOW - and take ownership of your future!


+ Lots of FUN -Guaranteed!!!

So try it out!  Take these steps:

Step 1:  

Click on the button below to register electronically


Pay the fees by cash or bank transfer into:

Martwayne Limited, 023 710 3843, GTBank

Step 2:  

Contact us on:

 Tel: 0818 395 8856  /  0903 498 5877  

WhatsApp:  0809 787 6075

Instagram:  @martwayne

E-Mail:  updates@martwayne.com

Step 3:

Show up on your start dates at 10am (or 12 noon - weekend class) prompt!  

We cannot wait to have you over!   

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