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About Lily S.

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About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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Jerilyn R. February 9, 2019
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Alissa M. January 8, 2019
· French · Online
Lily is great! So patient and nice. :) I really loved our first lesson and can see how doing this will help me grow more comfortable at speaking and learning french.
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sophia December 26, 2018
· ESL · Online
I feel very lucky that she be my daughter ‘s ESL teacher.
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About Carla C.

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Portland, MI

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I have been signing since 1998, spending every chance I can among my Deaf friends and immersing myself in the language as often as possible. I received my BA in Music with a certification to teach at Lubbock Christian University in 1998. Later I attended the Interpreter Certification program at Burlington County College in New Jersey from 2009-2011, and during that time took a summer course at Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington DC. Then in 2014 I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University. I have been teaching ASL at the high school level since 2011. I am also one of the interpreters for the Deaf at my church in Fort Bend County, TX, outside of Houston, where I am a member and actively involved in the Deaf Ministry.

Please feel free to ask me any questions y
ou have. I'm happy to get back with you, and I look forward to teaching you!
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Megan November 21, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Working with Carla has been incredible! I had a minimal amount of ASL experience before starting lessons and Carla has helped me learn so much in such a short amount of time. She's wonderful at helping you to incorporate what she's teaching into conversations so you can practice using and understanding signs.

I was able to use my short 4 weeks of private lessons on a recent trip where I was able to have a lovely conversation with a member of the deaf community - thanks to Carla.

I look forward to continuing on and developing a much deeper understanding of ASL!
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Carri October 18, 2018
· American Sign Language · Online
Carla is the best!! She was a random pick from the teachers available and I scored. She is easy to get along with and makes sure we cover what I want to learn.
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Tom October 8, 2018
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really good - explains herself clearly, patient, practical and knows her stuff
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About Renee D.

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Los Angeles, CA

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About Renee
I love to sew! and have great joy in teaching the craft. I have been sewing since I was 7 years old, taught by my Grandmother.  A FIDM alumni, I worked in the garment industry designing jr. dresses and as a pattern maker, as well as a costume stylist for 14 years in film‚ television, and commercials.
Discovering the joy of sharing my love of sewing and years of experience, I started teaching children and adults. I enjoy the process of teaching and helping students explore their creative ideas while making a project come to life on the sewing machine.
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Shatoya M. February 13, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Ms. Renee is very calm and patient with me. I can’t wait to continue more lessons with her
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Heather November 4, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Renee is a fantastic teacher! She is great at what she does and I’m so thankful she was able to teach me. I have two little kids and just grateful about how understanding she was on some of the projects I’m working on. Im impressed with her background in fashion and so excited to put what I learned into practice!
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Brenda June 13, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I am re-learning after many years. Renee is very patient and very informative. She really understands my needs and lets me work at my own pace. She arrived on time and brought materials for me to practice on. I highly recommend Renee for beginners or people wanting to get back into sewing.
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About Lorena G.

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West Palm Beach, FL
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About Lorena
I encourage adults, youth and kids to create fashion, learn to design, create their ideas and develop them from creative training.
Generations inherited, since I was a little girl, more than 20 years as a job, long experience doing what I love most... Creating fashion but the best and important it is to teach.
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caryn September 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lorena is amazing! Exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.
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About Shannon M.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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Thanks for your interest! Over the past 20 years I have done a lot of sewing and I want to share what I have learned with you. I have been industry trained in sewing machine, serger, and embroidery machine operation. I have professional experience in slipcovers, costumes, formal wear, custom garments, copy ready to wear, embroidery digitizing, home decor, pattern drafting, and alterations. Over the years I have designed and taught numerous workshops on machine operation, seasonal projects, woven and knit garments, machine embroidery, flat pattern alterations, and fashion analysis. I am looking forward to seeing you at the shop!
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Ellen November 12, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Shannon shares her skills freely with students and makes classes fun.
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Celeste November 11, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Shannon has years of experience working with customers and helping them with what they need, whether it be a sewing machine, a special technique, or advice drafting and fitting or altering garments. Her always positive and fun attitude toward solving problems is refreshing and motivating. She also digitizes custom designs for embroidery machines to personalize items as gifts or for sale.
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Alice November 10, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
Shannon is very knowledgeable about all aspects of sewing and sewing equipment. She can teach at all levels from beginning to expert, in group and private classes. And what a lovely person she is too! You really get your money's worth in improved skills.
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I was born in Ukraine, started playing hockey at 3, chess at 4, still playing chess but not competitively anymore. I'm a junior at University of Houston and working towards my Engineering major, where I feel chess helped me great, especially with logic thinking and analysis. I've been teaching chess in high school library to kids who wanted to learn and then also played and taught chess in university to those who didn't know it yet. When I stopped playing competitively in chess at 15, my ELO was in around 1900. Currently I would say its around 1800-1900 based on chess players/programs that I play with.
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Sergii N.

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About Lydia G.

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Bridgeville, PA

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Hey everyone! I am a creator of many things, mostly fiber arts. I can knit, sew, embroidery, felt. I have been knitting for close to 20 years. I started when I was a child and never really stopped.

I started a fiber arts business with my dad that became very successful and has keep steady customers. The bulk of the business was knitted products, felting, and dyed products.

I would love to help my students build their skills and be able to make that project they have always wanted to try. We will start from the basics and build from there. I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!
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Lydia G.

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I am a CAD Draftsman, Estimator and Carpenter with 20+ years of experience in the high end custom home industry. I have been playing chess for 35 years. My son and I play regularly. It’s one of our favorite things to do at the end of the day.
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