We are Elves At Work.

A team of expert sewing elves who are passionate about teaching you how to Exercise Your Creativity!

 
 

Meet The Tutors

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Tutor elf:
Adrienne

Years sewing:
15 years

My experience/qualifications:
• Diploma in Fashion Design
• Worked as a Technical Supervisor at a couture evening and bridal wear house in Dubai
• Freelanced as a Pattern Maker to other designers
• Owner and designer of a street/day wear label and also creates matric and bridal wear for private clientele

Why I love sewing:
I love bringing the ideas in my head to life as well as working with my hands.
Furthermore there is nothing more rewarding than creating something from scratch and knowing that no one else has the same garment or product.

My favourite thing about tutoring:
Seeing the look on a students face when they finally “get” it; from inserting a zip properly to stitching straight. To see how they feel empowered where in the beginning they thought they can’t sew to sewing a cushion cover or kiddies pants.

A fun fact about me:
I’m a sport enthusiast. I love live cricket and rugby games.


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Tutor elf:
Chanel

Years sewing:
10 years

My experience/qualifications:
• National Certificate in Clothing Production
• Third generation in a sewing family

Why I love sewing:
I love being able to say “I made it” when someone asks where I bought what I’m wearing.

My favourite thing about tutoring:
Witnessing members progress from knowing absolutely nothing about sewing in the Basic Sewing Class, to seeing them walking into a Membership Class sporting their sewing bag, which they made all by themselves!

A fun fact about me:
Je parle un peu de français 🙂


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Tutor elf:
Joan

Years sewing:
40 years

My experience/qualifications:
• Learnt to sew doing needlework at school and have been at it ever since.
• Owner of a business creating wedding dresses for the past 10 years.

Why I love sewing:
My innate desire for creating something out of nothing and taking challenges head on, takes the form of an immense passion for sewing. I find it therapeutic, as it provides peace of mind for me.

My favourite thing about tutoring:
For sure – seeing my students beam with joy after completing a project and after sharing a tip/useful advice with them. I am happiest when I am able to share knowledge and ignite a passion in my students for creativity and design.

A fun fact about me:
I love life, laughter and sport.

 


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Tutor elf:
Colleen

Years sewing:
20 years

My experience/qualifications:
• Diploma in Clothing Design
• I have been designing and creating baby bags and shoes for a few years now.

Why I love sewing:
I love sewing as it allows me to extend my creativity by experimenting with different mediums e.g. leather with my trusty old Singer. It has also taught me lots of patience.

My favourite thing about tutoring:
My favourite thing about tutoring is seeing the members have light bulb moments and getting excited about their projects.

A fun fact about me:
I love watching movies with my family and eating popcorn of course.