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About Kim K.

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Ridgewood, NY

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Read my REVIEWS!! I specialize in working with beginners and teach foundation skills for using a sewing machine, following a pattern, handwork, and finishing.

I can help you make curtains, pillows, bags, aprons and other household items. If you want to make clothing, I will guide you through using a published pattern.

I have been sewing for over 30 years and was making my own clothes by the time I was in second grade. My lessons are not like reality TV. Projects take longer than you may think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project.

Please note, I do not teach pattern making, draping, and advanced tailoring. My experience with serger/marrow machines is limited.

Students are expected to provide all tools and materials but I will help you find what you need for your project.

Recommend duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes.

About Kim
For creative people and makers, crafting is like going to the gym. You will find great fulfillment and a sense of accomplishment if you set aside time on a regular basis to nurture this very important part of what makes you who you are. Think of me like a personal trainer. I will encourage and inspire you while you develop your skills and express yourself through a variety of textile based media.

Private and group lessons or classes are provided in locations around the NYC area, in my space or via webcam. My focus is on providing an entertaining, relaxing and enjoyable experience as you learn a leisure time activity. I am extremely patient and detail oriented. When you let me know what you would like to learn or make, I will guide you through everything from selecting materials to fine tuning your technique. Take a lesson with me to fi
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Teaching is a wonderful extension of my work as a professional crochet and knit designer and technical editor. A web search will reveal some of my published work over the last decade. As a craft teacher in the NYC area for over 8 years, I have worked with individuals, groups and classes of all ages and skill levels. Most of my experience focuses on working with older adults and people with special needs. Minors must have a supervising adult present. I do not work with groups of young children.

I have studied the history and mastered the skills to make and teach a vast variety of textile techniques. Please see my experience.

If you are using this site without the assistance of a TL Rep, I recommend the schedule as you go option. I often have openings in my calendar sooner than the site allows. After we make contact, we can choose the best date and time.

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Please let me know what you would like to learn or make before your lesson so that we may be fully prepared with any materials, tools, equipment, books or handouts. Students are expected to provide all their own tools and materials unless other arrangements are made.

Recommended duration for in-person lessons is 90 minutes. A surcharge may be added for travel outside of areas accessible by one MTA fare or expected travel time exceeding 90 minutes.

*** Specialties ***
Textile based crafts including crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, patchwork, plastic canvas, needlepoint, counted cross stitch, bobbin lace, historic textile and costume conservation and storage, and more.

I also love to research and develop craft projects for classes or master techniques students would like to learn.
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Kelly P. July 14, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Kim is very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.
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Kelly P. July 14, 2019
· Crocheting · Online
Kim was very patient and knowledgeable. She is obviously very talented and is a great teacher.
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Mark June 3, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
Very impressed. She worked very well with my son who has special needs. Will likely continue to take more lessons.
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Kim K.

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About Lily Q.

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New York, NY
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Beginner-You will learn basic skills of hand and machine stitching, seams, darts, pleats, zippers, pouch, tote bag and build many more samples into a scrapbook.

Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding, various necklines and making a skirt or blouse. Learn to make garment with commercial pattern.

Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.

Note: Although students learn at different rates, the above results are expected, if taking lessons 2hours a week, for 5weeks for all levels.

About Lily
I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques.
Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without ready-made (commercial) pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter, how to make various items geared towards independent living. For 9years now, I've been teaching at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons sign up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I teach garment construction, alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.
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Ann G. May 24, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Lily is very kind and knowledgeable. She was able to give constructive advice on projects I was having trouble with. Going to continue with her.
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Geraldine March 26, 2019
· Sewing · In home
The best instructor in sewing I ever had. Very patient and smart. She explains to me every detail of sewing that I need to know. Looking forward to take more classes with her.
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Geraldine March 26, 2019
· Sewing · In home
Very nice and explains everything very patient. Also very smart
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Lily Q.

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About Taryn H.

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Tampa, FL
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Experienced teacher of 20 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced sewing student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be sewing in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of stitches, techniques and understanding patterns for individual garments...and you may also choose to learn how to repurpose the clothes you already have to make them fresh again. Let's get started!

About Taryn
Taryn studied fashion design and art therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked for Anna Sui and milliner Tracy Watts.

Taryn first started teaching sewing to displaced youth at Hollywood Arts 10+ years ago. She taught "R'ashion" (recycle fashion/sewing) at Environmental Charter High School for 5 years. She headlines EcoFashion workshops all around the world including Zambia, South Africa, and recently at the Green School in Bali. Jack Johnson has donated leftover Tour T-shirts so she could do upcycling workshops at schools. And she's had the opportunity to teach celebrities how to sew at the EcoDivas Upcycling Lab at Sundance. (DJ Aoki was the most fun.)

She taught “Sustainability and the Fashion Industry” at FIDM for 7 years. She is the founder of Beyond the Label, a charitable organization that gets people
to think about "What's in my tee?" She encourages people to think of fabric like ingredients and does whatever she can to relate food to fashion including making nutrition label T-shirts to show what's actually in the tee. Due to multiple allergies, you can learn healthy alternatives of what to put in and on your body.

She is on the Advisory Board for Fashion Revolution USA, and the Fashion Department at Santa Monica College AND LOVES TO NERD OUT ABOUT SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND HEALTHY FABRICS.
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Jonathan July 10, 2019
· Sewing · Online
What a great teacher! Had a blast and learned a lot!
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Ayesha April 7, 2019
· Sewing · Online
Taryn is very knowledgeable about the craft and really very patience encouraging and research oriented. We had a great session almost wished it didn't end.
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Jaimee June 26, 2018
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My 7 year old daughter had been asking to take sewing lessons for months. She's learned so much in a short amount of time. She’s learned both hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and is looking forward to her next lesson.
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About Ayana F.

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Atlanta, GA
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Greetings!!!! My name is Ayana and I have 15 years experience with sewing!. I have taught in home sewing lessons for the last 7 Yeats and had a blast! Sewing can be a tedious task, if you don't have the skill and technique. I make sewing easy and fun by showing my students short cuts to self taught techniques that took me 15 years to figure out. I have had many seeing lessons in school and by way of community classes. So I know what a student expects. My lessons are fun, easy and comprehensive, also customized to fit your desired sewing project! Are you ready to sew? Well let's get started! Book Me Now!

About Ayana
Greetings! My name is Ayana! I have been sewing for 15 years and teaching for the last 7 years. I have attended sewing classes as a student in school as well as in the community to both sharpen my skills and gain experience to teach students. I know sewing can be a tedious task, however I make it fun and easy by teaching simple techniques I picked up over the 15 years of sewing. My lessons are customized based on the students level of skill and the desired project at hand. Do you just want to learn how to work a sewing machine and hand sew to alter simple tears, buttons, and sizes? Or perhaps make a prom dress or start a clothing line, either way I can be of great assistance. I travel to your home! And recommend at least 4-8 hours to cover the basics. So, Are you ready to sew? Inbox me for detsils and let's get started! BOOK ME NOW! :) Se
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~Ayana
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Michael Hogan July 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Ayana was a great teacher! She works well with beginners and was able to walk me through the basics at a good pace. She was prompt, professional, and easy to get along with.
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Mentu Rhem Ptah July 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Ayana is an amazing instructor!!!! She is very knowledgeable when it comes to her craft!!!! She Takes BEing a SeamsStress to a whole different Level with her creativity and vision!!!! She is the REaSON why we coined the phrase SeamsRELAX© SeamswHEAL© She is the Epitome of fashion designing and to study with her will BE a GREAT investment!!!! It is an honor to know this GREATious Deity, not ONly as an instructor and designer, but also as a friend!!!!
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Ayana F.

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About Lina A.

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Woodstock, GA
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I'm a Bilingual Spanish-English professional in fashion design, I have two degrees: one in Haute Couture and the other in fashion design. I have learned making patterns and sewing since I was a girl because my mother had her own clothing store, I studied at the university (taller 5 centro de Diseno y Fundacion Universitaria del Area Andina. Bogota- Colombia) and I won a scholarship to study period costumes for theaters in Madrid, Spain. I have worked elaborating costumes for theater. also wedding dresses, party dresses, men's clothing and girls dresses. I have many years of experience in pattern making and scaling as well as in sewing.
I have experience giving sewing classes at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.
With me you will learn to make patterns, cut patterns in the fabric, knowledge of fabrics, how to make a garment from the basic sewing to the most detailed finishes and how to make patterns on the mannequin.
You will have the necessary knowledge to alter your ...

About Lina
I'm a positive person, I love to teach, I'm bilingual and it gives me the opportunity to know different cultures and also learn from people, I believe that everything that is done with love and dedication has a good result, I am patient which is necessary in this profession. I like to give all my knowledge to those who are interested in learning and developing this profession.
I believe that everything you dream you can make it come true and the design is proof of that.
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Lina A.

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About Asia P.

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Buffalo, NY
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Sewing for me started off as a hopeless dream. I thought I couldn’t and wouldn’t be successful in creating what my heart desired. Sewing is one of the many forms of self expression. Allow me to help you express yourself through sewing weither it be fashion and textiles or making a baby blanket.

About Asia
Fun fact: I snuck and bought my first sewing machine at 17. I am self taught in the art of fashion and create whatever my heat desires. From little black dress to Chanel inspired pieces. I was encoured by my significant other and friends to share my talent with the rest of the world so why not.
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Asia P.

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About Kelove Z.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Are you looking to learn how to design for a certain group or just want to learn the different techniques out there, as a former Fashion Industries student, this class is here for you.

About Kelove
I am a communications designer, I graduated with a bachelors from Pratt Institute 2019. I went to the HighSchool of Fashion Industries 2010 - 2014 with a design garment shown on WWD Magazine my senior year. I have always been interested in different art forms, like Drawing, painting, sewing, music, movies and videos, designing logos and posters, clothing. I especially love the process of designing because of where you start and where you end. The future can be quite exciting. Learning shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun and exciting in creative ways.
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Kelove Z.

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About Sarah P.

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Ballwin, MO

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I've been sewing since I was a child. It was something I learned from my grandmother and also self-taught. I'll teach you how to set up your machine, install zippers, create darts and follow patterns along with many other techniques. If you have a specific idea in mind and want to learn how to accomplish it, I'll work with you to complete that sewing goal.

About Sarah
I'm a life-long learner and avid seamstress. I have been sewing since I was a young child and learned from my grandmother basic hand sewing. From there I learned other techniques through books, trial and error, and hands-on classes how to sew professional looking garments, quilts and bags.

I love everything about sewing from the ideas to the creation. It is a slow process and can be a lot of fun if you take your time and can enjoy the process. I want to teach others this amazing skill.
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Sarah P.

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About Marie L.

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Wilmington, NC

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I love the design and hands on aspects of sewing! The ability to create something useful and beautiful from a few pieces of fabric is exciting and has inspired me to teach others. We can work together to learn the basics, then you’re well on your way to making your own creative ideas come to life!

About Marie
I learned to sew when I was a teenager by an amazing teacher. As an adult with children of my own now, it has been very rewarding to teach my kids and encourage their creativity! I encourage you to create your dreams. Whatever you can think up, figure out a way to bring that idea to life. I can help by teaching you the basics and you can take it from there! No limits!
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Marie L.

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$42 / 60-min

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