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How to use a Sewing Machine (skills including Straight/Zig Zag/Craft Stitch Machines & Overlock/Serger Machines; Industrial or Home machines).
Costume and clothing construction using commercial patterns.
Clothing & Pattern alteration techniques for the perfect fit.
Creating a pattern from an favorite article of clothing.
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I am a skilled seamstress/costume designer and basket weaver. I have worked with theatrical companies like Cirque Due Soleil, LA Opera and the Pantages Theater. I also and run my own sewing & craft business from home, "Paula in Stitches". My teaching experience in Los Angeles has been at MOOD Designer Fabrics and Hands on Third. G Any student can be confident I have the ability to teach anyone strong sewing & basketry skills from the very beginner to a more advanced student. I started my own sewing education in home economics in Jr. High School and have developed my skills over the years through on the job training. I learned basketry in summer camp and have been self taught since the age of 13. My capabilities have allowed me to become a sample sewer for designers like Greg Lauren ...
I've been teaching for more than 3 years.
In these lessons you will learn the basics of the sewing machine and we can choose any project you would like to work on after a few basic sewing tests.
Intermediate students can skip the refresher if they want and get right into pattern drafting, cutting and sewing.
You will learn design terminology and I will step in at every question you have as well as throw in tips and tricks that may work best for your projects.
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I am a Fashion and Accessories Designer and Teacher for Sewing Studios in the Los Angeles area. I've sold my designs to Bloggers, Stylists and Boutiques. I have been Sewing since I was a kid and went to College for Business and Fashion. I love design, fashion, mentoring, crafting and teaching. Let me help you figure out that design you've had in your head or your entire wardrobe!
I have learned a great deal about sewing in the last 25 years some of which I hope to share with you. I hope to help you complete a professional looking, finished garment or pattern of your choice. You will feel more confident in all your future sewing endeavors. You will look at sewing with an eye that can figure things out with patience and perseverance and enjoy doing it.
I have been sewing for about 25 years now . My ability and love for it has grown with each experience. I have gone to school for fashion design and worked in the garment industry. My main growing experience has been my self taught lessons which brought me to more sewing focused jobs. Since then I have worked privately with people, adults and kids , in their sewing pursuit . The classes I have available now will be focusing on the pattern of your choice which we will break down and create over a few lessons depending on the difficulty or how long it takes. I will also encourage you to do some work at home if the time allows. I will ask that you bring a pattern and the fabric to the first class so we can get right to work. Most importantly, let's have fun in the world of sewing!
I've been sewing for 11 years and make projects ranging from clothing to housewares. I've taken classes in design, construction, and pattern making. I have also taught class for beginner sewers. I stay up to date with trends and love to bring these designs to fruition!
My classes consist of basic techniques such as how to thread a machine and mastery of perfect seams. We could then move on to learn how to use a pattern. You must have your own sewing machine.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
Hello! I am a sophomore World Arts and Cultures major at UCLA. I've worked multiple jobs including retail, academic tutoring, and sewing classes. I am approachable and love the chance to obtain and spread knowledge!
I've been teaching sewing for 2 years and have been sewing for over 5 years. I got my degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to sew basic stitches along with making a pillow and as time goes on you'll be able to [put in zippers, make a hem, learn to follow a pattern. I specialize in zippers and making clothing, typically use beginning sewing books books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: industrial sewing machine (or if you have one at your house that works too), thread, needles and scissors. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
A little about me. My name is Marisa and I am a 23 year old Art History major with a passion for teaching. I am a very outgoing kind hearted person. I work at an elementary school as a Teacher's Assistant. I love being around kids all day, they warm my heart and bring the child out in me. In my free time I sew, bake, cook and do extreme sports.
You can make hundreds of cool products with simple hand sewing and many, many more once you get comfortable with a machine.
I started tutoring and caring for children very early, volunteered in classrooms in preschools, elementary schools and special needs classes when I was still in school. I began my AA degree in Early Childhood Education in 1993, but had to put my schooling aside in favor of employment and parenthood. I worked with children from infants to teens over the next twenty years in childcare centers, day cares, school age programs, tutoring and private lessons.I completed my BA in Education in March of 2014.
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