Ribbons ‘n’ Stitches

Fashion Academy

Make your dream a reality.
Bring your creativity to life!
Ribbons ‘n’ Stitches

Fashion Academy

Make your dream a reality.
Bring your creativity to life!

Let’s help you hone your skills and express your creativity

At Ribbons’n’Stitches Fashion Academy, we are known for our dedication to excellence and the creativity that permeates all aspects of our work.

Our comprehensive training programs are designed to transform you from beginner to expert with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of fashion design even if you’ve never used needle and thread before. Our curriculum covers all you need to know about sewing tools and equipment, tailoring terms and definitions, sewing techniques, pattern drafting, fabric types, garment construction, and much more.

We also teach the business side of fashion so that you can understand how to profit from your skills. Sounds great! Doesn’t it? If you’ve ever desired the kind of complete training that will help you to stand out as an expert fashion designer, then your search stops at Ribbons’n’Stitches Fashion Academy.

Training Programs

One of our programs will suit your need and skill level

Womenswear Program

This comes in three packages – beginner, intermediate and advanced based on your desired level of expertise. See details of packages below.

Children's Wear Program

Learn how to make dresses for children. Complete sign-up form below to request details.

Apprenticeship Based Program

An all-inclusive package designed for young people who have ample time at their disposal.
Duration: 18 months
Lecture Days: Monday – Friday
Time : 8a.m. to 5p.m.
Tuition Fee: ₦180,000

Upgrade Course


This course is designed for dressmakers who use  Freehand technique and will like to upgrade to pattern drafting (Natalie Bray method).

Duration: 3 months

Lecture Days:  Monday – Wednesday

Fee: N100,000

Time: 9a.m. to 2p.m.

Sewing Techniques and Garment Construction

This course is designed to help fashion enthusiasts achieve topnotch finishing in their sewing projects. 

Duration: 3 months

Lecture Days:  Wednesday – Friday

Fee: N100,000

Time: 9a.m. to 2p.m.



Online Courses


(18th November to 9th December)

Up to 30% off on all Courses



This full package Beginners Course in  Womenswear is designed to take you from zero knowledge in fashion designing to be able to make basic outfits ranging from casual to corporate and party wears (aso-ebi).

Duration: 12 weeks but can be taken as self paced.

Fee: N 60,000

🏉  Single sewing projects and bundles are also available.


Click the APPLY button below to register.


Weekend Courses

Weekend class is only available for beginners. Intermediate level will be available soon.
Lecture Days: Fridays and Saturdays
Duration: 5 months
Fridays: 3pm – 5pm
Saturdays: 10am – 2pm
Tuition Fee: N120,000

Women’s Wear Program

Ready to join us?

Apply below, make payment to reserve a slot and resume classes. An application fee of N5000 applies to all courses. Account details available on the application form.

Admission is guaranteed only after payment is confirmed. All confirmations and necessary information will be sent to your registered email address.

Please note that apart from the online courses which you can take from anywhere, training location is in Calabar, Nigeria. For enquiries, send an email to info@ribbonsandstitches.com.ng or call +234 703 824 3461.

 What Others Are Saying

Ribbons’n’Stitches helped me to bring out the best in my creative mind and brought my world of imagination to reality. Methods of teaching are superb, ranging from free hand to pattern drafting as well as creating designs. With the knowledge I’ve acquired at Ribbons’n’Stitches Fashion Academy, I have the boldness to enter the creative industry.

Eno-Obong James

Rising Fashion Designer, Calabar, Nigeria

My mentality and orientation about sewing changed at Ribbons’n’Stitches. I used to believe sewing is only meant for people that probably can’t do well in school or couldn’t afford schooling until I came to Ribbons’n’Stitches and saw that our head tutor is a graduate. I enrolled for the apprenticeship program and it was different from the master-servant relationship I’ve always known. It’s strictly training and mentoring. And I didn’t just acquire the skill, it was a total transformation for me. I improved on my mathematics, spoke better English…lol and improved spiritually. I now sew cloths that get wonderful compliments.

Betha Moses

Member, Apprenticeship Program

Ribbons’n’Stitches is a place to be when it comes to fashion designing. The teaching method is the best! They teach and deliver beyond your expectation, step by step guidance, explanation over explanation, opportunity for questions in areas you’re not clear, assignments and projects, etc. The follow up is great just to ensure you’re perfect at what you do. In Ribbons’n’Stitches, my potential for fashion designing was actualized from nothing to the best.

Oyi Edika Sarah


The Future is Now!

Take advantage of this opportunity to set yourself on the path of becoming a seasoned fashion designer and business owner. This is one investment you will be forever happy that you made. Take the first step and stop putting your future on hold!

Meet The Lead Tutor

Meet The Lead Tutor

Ruth Olawoyin is the Creative Director of Ribbons’n’Stitches as well as the head tutor at Ribbons’n’Stitches Academy. She is a passionate fashion entrepreneur who is committed to expressing creativity with a keen sense of excellence.

Her proactive spirit and determined disposition are two of the entrepreneurial qualities that have helped her rise above apparent limitations to birth Ribbons’n’Stitches.

Although primarily trained as a biochemist, she is driven by her passion for fashion as a vehicle for helping young people to not only express their creativity but also overcome the challenge of unemployment, thus empowering them to rise above seemingly impossible situations.

She is an alumnus of Daystar Business Academy, Lagos. She also completed the Entrepreneurship Development Program at the South-South Entrepreneurship Development Centre (SS-EDC) in Calabar, Cross River State.

Ruth is also a 2018 alumnus of Fate Foundation’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs Digital Program (AEP) as well as a 2019 alumnus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF).

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