WELCOME TO LUTTERLOH PATTERNS NZ
Both born in Africa ( Sonja in South Africa and Andre in Zambia) Sonja decided to follow her passion and became a Dressmaker and later established a Sewing School in the Limpopo Province in South Africa . She was introduced to the Lutterloh Pattern Making System in 1993 and was so impressed with the beautiful fit, cut and style of the outfits created using the system, she began teaching her students using Lutterloh patterns.
Six years later the Bezuidenhout family and their business moved to New Zealand, and Sonja began teaching sewing and pattern making from her new home in Auckland. The Lutterloh family in Germany approached the Bezuidenhout’s with an offer to promote the program through New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Trips to the USA and Canada were also undertaken to stimulate the product at Craft Fairs.
Numerous articles on the Lutterloh system by Sonja have featured in the Australian Sewing with Stitches. She now travels mainly across New Zealand and Australia presenting workshops and demonstrations at Fairs, Sewing Shops, Fabric Stores and Conventions. When at home (now living near Ohakune), she runs Online Sewing Classes, Sewing Projects & Pattern Making Retreats