Available as a Physical Course or an Online Course.

- Have you always wanted to learn fashion design but lacked the time?

- Are you looking to learn a valuable skill that can always be transformed into a business opportunity in your spare time? 

- Do you need to brush up your sewing and pattern making skills?

The Martwayne Short Course in Sewing and Pattern Making gives you the opportunity to learn how to sew (even if you have no prior knowledge of sewing) or perfect your sewing skills.

If they can do it, so can you!

These amazing outfits were designed by students who started out as complete beginners with no clue about how to sew. With Martwayne, they now design amazing outfits for themselves, their friends, family and even for the runway! 

Advanced Student project on the runway
Martwayne Student Finished Project, also styled by her.
Martwayne Student Project, an evening gown for a friend

You can still learn to sew even in your busy schedule!

Do not let anything stop you from maximising your passion! A lot of people desire to become professional fashion designers but do not have the time to learn the skill. If you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you do not need to give up your passion for fashion design. You can learn the skill with this short course and design with the perfect factory finish either online or in our location!

Seats are running out fast!

Learn the basics of sewing and pattern making from scratch

‘’We teach from the very scratch, so the course is perfect for you even as a beginner with no knowledge of how to thread the sewing machine! All you need is your passion for fashion design and determination to succeed! We have transformed students with no clue about sewing into skilled individuals’’ -Martwayne

Beginners Dressmaking Course Testimonial

This course is for you if you:

  • Do not have any idea about sewing or pattern making;
  • Have a lot of creative fashion ideas but cannot translate them into wearable clothes;
  • Will love to own your own clothing line someday;
  • Have a busy schedule but desire to learn fashion design;
  • Want to upgrade your sewing and pattern making skills after a long break;
  • Want to learn fashion design but have limited time;
  • Learn a profitable skill in your spare time;
  • Are a career person who wants another source of income; or
  • You are a student on a long school break, looking to learn a profitable skill.

Acquire a profitable skill today!

This course is for everyone! As a student, a housewife, a job seeker or a professional, it is important to have a skill that can make you money. Even if you have a profitable business, this course will enable you diversify your source of income; and provide you with skills to design amazing outfits for yourself and loved ones.

Even if you are outside Lagos, you can register anywhere in the world with our Online option.  It is the same great Course with the same modules and is perfect for complete beginners or those who can already sew.

Tired of being disappointed by your tailor?

‘’I went into fashion because I was tired of my tailor wrecking my clothes. I decided to learn it, not necessarily because I wanted to run a business but just so I could come back to teach her to sew fab garments for me!’’

- Tope Williams-Adewunmi, Founder Martwayne | Fashion School

Are you tired of dealing with tailors who hardly ever get your outfit design and end up ruining your clothes? Why not conveniently learn the skill and design beautiful outfits for yourself, your friends and family?

Do not miss out on this opportunity!

Enrol Today!

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You too can learn to sew!

This Short Course in Sewing & Pattern making demonstrates to you that there is a talented sewing and pattern making expert in everyone! The Course equips you to:

Sew with a

Perfect Factory Finish

You will learn to:

  • Create the perfect stitch;
  • Use the various tools you need in garment construction;
  • Apply various sewing techniques for perfect finishing;
  • Sew skirts, dresses, blouses, shirts, sleeves, collars, plackets, trousers, etc with any fabric of choice; and
  • Apply the steps in the garment construction process

Learn the Art of Patternmaking

You will be able to:

  • Take accurate body measurements and convert them into blocks & patterns;
  • Learn the basic terms in pattern making and the importance of using patterns;
  • Understand the patternmaking life cycle from block to working pattern and final pattern; and
  • Create different styles from the standard block pattern

Learn from the Best Fashion School in Lagos!

The Short Course in Sewing and Pattern Making runs as follows:

Weekday Option:

  • 4 months for Beginners, 3 months for Advanced Students
  • 10am - 4pm; 3 times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)
  • No classes on Sundays and public holidays

Weekend Option:

  • 6 months for Beginners, 7 months for Advanced Students
  • Saturdays only from 12 noon - 6pm
  • No classes on Sundays and public holidays

Online Option:

  • Duration: 4 months for Beginners, 3 months for Advanced Students
  • Access is available for 8 months for Beginners and 6 months for Advanced Students
  • Register wherever you are.
  • Drip-fed modules in bits to prevent overwhelm.
  • Certificate of Completion when you complete the Course.

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.
  • Credibility
  • When you learn with one of the best fashion schools in Lagos, your work speaks for itself and your professionalism shines through
  • Rewards
  • At Martwayne, we believe in rewarding efforts!

This course offers you:

Training Materials*

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

*not available for the online option but you get a complete list of items which you can source in your local market.

Certificate of Completion

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

Contact us today!

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

Tel: 0818 395 8856 | 0903 498 5877 (office hours only)

Instagram: @martwayne

WhatsApp: +234 814 340 2567

or email: [email protected]


Course Modules

The Sewing Module

  • Sewing is not just attaching pieces of fabric together.  This module equips you to transform fabrics into beautiful pieces and apply key sewing principles that can be applied to any garment.
  • You will learn how to mould fabric from its 2-dimensional form into a 3-dimensional form.
  • You will be able to fit a garment using principles that will work across different clothes you are making.
  • You will learn to properly construct various garments such as skirts, dresses, office shirts, blouses, collars, cuffs, necklines, strapless dresses, trousers, etc.
  • You will understand fabric layout and cutting, the proper tools needed in garment construction and how to conduct a fitting.

  • The Patternmaking Module

  • We teach pattern drafting from scratch as against the free hand method. 
  • You will be able to minimise errors, save fabric and plan designs properly.
  •  You will understand and be able to apply basic principles of pattern drafting to any outfit you are designing.
  • You will learn to read and decode a pattern book by following simple instructions and learn how to work on your own at home.
  • You will learn how to sew the basic blocks - skirts, bodices, dresses, sleeves, etc and how to convert them to working and final patterns.
  • You will learn how to work with darts, learn various dart manipulation techniques, style lines, neck lines and so many other principles that will turn you into a pro.
  • What are you waiting for?

    It is time to own your journey and secure your place in the future. Let us guide you in turning your passion into a sellable skill that you can always rely on. This course has changed the lives of numerous students who never believed they could sew. Even if you do not plan to immediately run a fashion business, this course provides you with a guaranteed business opportunity that can generate income at any time. The course is flexible and provides you with weekend or weekday options to suit your lifestyle.

    Weekday Option


    Beginners - 4 months

    Advanced - 3 months 

     * Classes hold on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays only from 10am-4pm


    Beginners: N185,000

    Advanced: N170,000

    5% discount for full payment

    Instalment Option:

    80% deposit & 20% balance

    Total fee includes

    • Training
    • Toolkit
    • Training materials
    • Refundable Caution Fee: N20,000**

    * 20% balance is due 4 weeks into the Course.

    ** Caution fee covers damages and unnecessary course extensions

    Weekend Option

    Duration: 6 months

     * Classes hold on Saturdays only from 12noon - 6pm


    Beginners: N240,000

    Advanced: N220,000

    5% discount for full payment

    Instalment Option:

    80% deposit & 20% balance

    Total fee includes

    • Training
    • Toolkit
    • Training materials
    • Refundable Caution Fee: N20,000**

    * 20% balance is due 3 months into the Course

    ** Caution fee covers damages and unnecessary course extensions

    Online Option

    Duration: 3 months

    * Drip-fed Classes on our Online E-Learning Portal
    Access for 6 months.


    Beginners: N90,000 | $260

    Advanced: N80,000 | $230

    Please budget an extra N15,000 | $50

    for the items you will need for the Course which can be bought in your location.

    Why wait when you can take control?

    Funding Your Fashion Course has never been easier

    Get a cash loan for your fashion course

    With the Martwayne-Carbon Collaboration,

    you can now apply for a Loan and pay back in instalments.

    If you have already completed a loan application,

    you will be contacted by a member of our team.

    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...


    What Our Customers are Saying

    Doris started from scratch. 

    A biochemist graduate turned fashion designer.  Her story could be yours!

    Lekan also started from scratch.  He is already making money from his sewing classes at Martwayne. This can be your story!

    Join us at Martwayne and let us help you 

    Turn your Love for Fashion into a Viable Business!

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    Equip yourself with a skill that lasts forever! 

    Join us at Martwayne and let us help you

    Turn your Love for Fashion into a Viable Business!

    Contact us!

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

    Tel: 0818 395 8856 | 0903 498 5877 (office hours only)

    Instagram: @martwayne

    WhatsApp: +234 814 340 2567

    or email: [email protected]


    Frequently Asked Questions

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