Derushah Studio

A sewing studio for children and adults to learn how to sew. We also sell children's clothing, ladies' dresses, and accessories.

Operating as usual


I used this tape as a stay to stabilise the hem of the stretch fabric I was working on. The fabric is medium weight french terry. I didn't want to use my clear knit stay tape as I reserve that for the shoulder seams. A stay tape is used for stabilising seams and stopping seams from stretching.

#staytape #stabilizeseams #sewingknits #frenchterryfabric #isewmyownclothes #madebyme #seamworkdevon #sewityourself


Registration forms are available on location. I'm sorry you can't register online as my website is down. We are working hard to resolve the problem. Thanks for understanding.



I used a twin needle to sew the hem of this #seamworkdevon dress. If you want to learn how to sew hems on your stretch fabric, then register for the Beginner Sewing Course 2.

Note: The dress is for me, not for sale. Sorry😔. If you want one, you will have to buy the pattern and I can show you how to sew it. Easy peasy🙂.

#sewinglessons #sewingcourse #isewmyownclothes #imadethis #madeinsouthafrica #sewityourself #beginnersewingcourse #beginnersewing #seamworkdevon #twinneedlesewing #derushahstudio


I'm sending a shout out to all my followers. I'm still here, I've been super busy with classes, curriculum etc that I haven't posted anything for a while. Thank you for your support.

#thankyoufollowers❤️ #derushahstudio


This student was learning how to thread the sewing machine some time ago but now she's good. You know what she speaks Portuguese and I speak English but she learnt has learnt to sew using a sewing machine. What are you waiting for?

#sewinglessons #sewingcourse #beginnersewingcourse #southafrica #beginnersewing #youcansew #derushahstudio


Our sewing lessons kicked off last month. The next Beginner Sewing Course 1 for teenagers and adults will be starting next month on the 3rd of May, 2021. Register for a spot as space is limited. Thank you for your support.
#sewinglessons #sewingcourse #beginnersewing #derushahstudio

[04/14/21]   The next Beginner sewing course 1 starts on the 3rd of May, 2021. We have limited space so please sign up on time.
In Beginner Course 1, you'll learn the basic:
Basic sewing kits, Introduction to the sewing machine, seams, etc.

Whatsapp for more information or send an email.

Derushah Studio
[email protected]


These are the first pair of jeans I have sewn, many more too come.
The jeans is mid-rise which I didn't notice was stated on the pattern, so the fit isn't perfect at the back because of my big bum🙈 as a result of that there was gaping at the waistband but I sorted that by adding elastic. I didn't want to undo my perfect stitching to alter the yoke and waistband🙈, I know please don't crucify me. I should have tested the fit on muslin but I didn't have one. I'm cool with the final look as it was my first and will be altering the pattern to make room for my behind🙂 and of course, raise the waist to high waist which will flatter my body type and height. I'm petite by the way. I'm also happy about my stitching, super impressed with my topstitching, oh you can't really see it because of the colour of the thread. Next project I'll use a lighter colour of thread.

Pattern: @closetcorepatterns
Fabric: Non Stretch Jeans
#morganjeans #sewnbyme #madebyme #jeanssewing #sewityourself


More pictures of my jeans 🙂.

#morganjeans #madebyme #sewityourself #jeanssewing #firstsewnjeans


Finally, I completed my #madebyme jeans. I'm so appreciative of the process that goes into making jeans. I enjoyed every minute of sewing mine and will be sewing more jeans.

#morganjeans #jeanssewing #sewityourself


I think that the inside or wrong side of the jeans or any garment should look as pretty as the right side.
Here's the wrong side of my #morganjeans. I'm yet to install rivets and hem it. I'm happy with the outcome as it is my first time sewing 👖.
#jeanssewing #morganjeans #prettyontheinside #madebyme #handmade


Sneak Peek 👀

#jeansbeltloops #jeanssewing #blackjeans #morganjeans #madebyme


Sneak Peek 👀

#jeansbeltloops #jeanssewing #blackjeans #morganjeans #madebyme


Belt loops

#jeansbeltloops #jeanssewing


Done, now to the next step which is attaching the belt loops.

#jeanssewing #morganjeans #madebyme


The buttons have been attached.

#jeansbuttons #jeanssewing #morganjeans #attachingjeansbuttons


Jeans buttons, awl and hammer. The jeans project is almost done💃🏾.

#jeansbuttons #awl #morganjeans #jeanssewing


The buttonfly placket is done. Now to attach💪🏽.
The picture shows the automatic buttonhole foot I used to create the buttonholes on the placket.

#buttonflyplacket #buttonholes
#automaticbuttonholefoot #janomesewingmachine #jeanssewing
#jeansbuttonholes #morganjeans #madebyme


#buttonholes #buttonholessewing #jeanssewing #buttonflyplacket #janomesewingmachine #morganjeans #madebyme


Buttonholes sewn on button fly placket.
Don't you love the buttonholes? Well, I love my buttonholes😃.

I do apologise for the colour of thread used on Jeans. I just couldn't justify going out to buy a better colour thread. This is my first time sewing Jeans, so it's trial and error🙈. I'll use a better colour on my next Jeans project.

#jeansbuttonholes #jeanssewing #buttonholes #buttonplacket #morganjeans #madebyme #janomesewingmachine


Is this colour of topstitching thread suitable for the denim fabric or should I go for the traditional yellow-orange-brownish 🙈😁colour?
Please let me know.
Thank you

#topstitching #guttermanntopstitchingthread #guttermannthreads #100polyester #jeanssewing #denimfabric #sewing #madebyme #morganjeans


I'm using a Jeans needle. You can see the size of the needle: 100/16. If you can't find a Jeans needle, look for needle size 100/16 and you'll be sorted for your denim project.

#denimfabric #jeanssewing #jeansneedle #denimneedles


Jeans back pockets and coin pocket. Prepping for topstitching. I'm sewing Jeans for myself and I'll be posting snippets as I sew.

#jeanssewing #morganjeans #closetcorepatterns


Zig zig ✂️ 😁 cutting fabric to sew as toile. Right now I don't have available muslin at hand, so I use what I have.

#fabriccutting #scissors #nomuslin


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You are a STAR!



Two days ago, we had load shedding at about midnight in the area I live in. The electricity was scheduled to go off at that time. The light went off, hubby and I decided to sit out in the balcony for a while. As I looked up at the sky, the stars were very visible, it felt like one could reach out and pluck a star from the sky.
I turned to hubby and said, 'Stars need darkness to shine.' Stars are still stars during the day but the impact of its presence and purpose is visible during darkness.
Now that's a word for somebody. Are you in your darkest moments? It's an opportunity for you to shine. Go ahead and shine!

#starsneeddarknesstoshine #derushahstudio #stars #quote #starsquote


Be filled with JOY!
Don't let your week, month and year be ruined. Enjoy the moments.

#laughteristhebestmedicine #befilledwithjoy


Hand stitching the folded edge of lining to meet the zipper tape.

#handstitching #handstitch #handstutched #zipper #dress #sleevelessshiftdress #backofshiftdress #customsewing #handmadewithlove #derushahladieswear #derushahstudio #custommadeclothing #sleevelessdress #madeinsouthafrica



#thinkingofadesign #embroideredtulle #derushahstudio #africanprint #sewing #handmadewithlove


I have come a long way in the sewing community😅.

Here's my first bag. I made two; the other was a bucket bag. The bucket bag was sent to someone.
I'm busy tidying up my space and discovered this gem😉. This is a reminder, don't quit, keep moving. Now, this bag has been seriously used. I carried her for so long because I was so happy with my work. I can't remember where I got the pattern, I do know I found the bag pattern online.
The fabric used was an upholstery fabric.

#myfirsthandmadebag #handmadebag #derushahstudio #sewing #accessories


Scraps of Shweshwe fabrics👆🏽. I like Shweshwe fabrics because they are easy to work with and gorgeous. I appreciate the designs, the feel of the fabric after it's been pre-washed for sewing.

#shweshwefabric #shweshwe #derushahstudio #madeinsouthafrica


Wise words. Jealousy killer 👆🏽.

#wisewords #jealousykiller


Fabric covered buttons.

#fabriccoveredbuttons #derushahstudio #africanprint

Our Story

Derushah Studio is a sewing studio that caters for children aged 7 – 14yrs old. Our desire is to teach, transfer skills, equip the next generation with creativity and empower them to make a difference in their lives and communities. Though we started as a children’s clothing brand, we decided to add a sewing studio for children as our name implies that we are an incubation, a nurturing place. Our sewing studio offers various classes for children such as an after-school class for children in a traditional school where their time is already engaged in the mornings. The afternoon classes are open to them. As parents, we want our children to gain skills outside academics to make them thrive in our changing world. We also offer morning classes to home-schooled children. Parents, let’s take that burden off your hands in educating your young ones on how to sew. We know you want to teach them yourselves but let’s be honest with ourselves, we can’t do everything! We do need help sometimes and that’s where Derushah Studio comes in to assist. Give us a chance and you’ll be surprised what your child/children can do.

We also make Children’s clothing.
Derushah Studio is a brand of Zoeinc WW Manufacturing with registration number 2002/080389/23.

We produce fabulous quality children’s clothing with an African flavor designed to enhance their girlie and boyish looks. Modesty laced with beauty is characteristic of our brand.

We hope to influence the Children’s wear industry by creating modest fun clothing for children to celebrate their childhood. Our goal is to promote “ethnicity” and nurture godly values to the next generation through our clothing.

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Our services include:
- Sewing lessons for children 7-15years old.
- Basic sewing lessons for adults.
- Children's clothing and accessories online.
- Pargo pickup point.



2 Jannie Engelbrecht, Springbokpark.
Cape Town

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
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