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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
San Bruno, CA
Starting at $50
  • MFA in Costume Design from UCLA
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Sarah L.

22 Reviews
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I have been a professional costume designer since 2003 and have sewn everything from everyday apparel to sci-fi outfits to full-body monster costumes. I can teach you basic skills in a step-by-step curriculum fashion or I can help you create a specific project that you have in mind. Do you want something special for an event or do you want to make something out of some fun fabric you found? I am very flexible and enjoy being creative, so bring me your challenge and I will help you give it life!

About Sarah

Hello, and thank you for visiting my page! I have been an artist for my whole life and I am passionate about sharing my love of creativity with others. I earned an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 2007 and have been a freelance costume designer, college professor, photographer, illustrator, and j

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Toby
excellent!
Andy B
Great instructor
Miriam
Sarah is a fantastic teacher: patient, knowledgeable, thoughtful and friendly. I'm looking forward to many more sessions with her!

maria J.

4 Reviews
Oakland, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks French
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts from New York University
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maria J.

4 Reviews
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I am a fashion and accessories designer living in Oakland, CA. My company has been in business for 8 years.

I am a trained patternmaker; I graduated from the Louise Salinger Academy of Fashion with an associate degree in pattern making in 1997.

I have worked in the fashion industry since then. Vintage clothing is my obsession and I love to be able to design and sew clothing.
I have taught intensive sewing camps to girls and found it so rewarding.

I would love to share my skills and knowledge to budding fashion designers, crafters, and to those who want to learn how to sew!

About maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I love fashion! I have been in the clothing and fashion industry for 20 years. My knowledge of sewing and construction is vast. I have taught since 2010 and love sharing my skills with students who have an interest in sewing and/or fashion. A little bit about my e

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Sophie
Maria was so helpful! She was able to teach me the basics of my sewing machine even though she had not used that type before. I could tell just by talking to her how knowledgeable and passionate she is about her craft. I plan to definitely have more lessons with her in the future. Thanks again! :)
Courtney
Maria is a fantastic pattern maker and sewing teacher! She was able to make a pattern out of my existing garment without taking it apart and walked me through all the steps of re-creating the item. Not only is she very knowledgable, she is also a great teacher and was able to explain things to me so I could retain them and practice on my own. I was completely new to sewing and she patiently answered all my questions and made sure I was comfortable with the different stitches. She also taught me how to setup and use my new sewing machine! Maria is a very down to earth and easy going person; it was really fun chatting during our lessons. I will definitely be back for more lessons!
Julia
Maria was a very thoughtful and thorough instructor. I would definitely take another class with her!

Laura P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks FRENCH, SPANISH
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Laura P.

1 Review
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Beginners: I will create a project that can be done from start to finish in one class so that you will leave with a handmade item.
Intermediate and Advanced: I can answer questions to your specific projects or teach you varied techniques.

About Laura

I'm a fashion designer with 15 years experience in manufacturing and garment creation, I run my own independent brand from my home office. I love teaching and find that creating your own pieces is very fulfilling, all the women in my family knew how to sew and would always know how to mend somethi

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Sylvie
Great instructor!
Laura is patient and knowledgeable.I realy learned alot with her. As an confident beginner,I took a 2 days class.
She took her time to explain me some techniques such as sewing invisible zipper. Highly recommend Laura classes.

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Jessica B.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Italian, German, French
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Bachelor of Music: Vocal Performance from West Texas A&M University
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Jessica B.

8 Reviews
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I started sewing at age 8 (thanks mom!)

I have a degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in costume design and technology. I design costumes for community theatres, opera companies and drag queens.

I helped teach sewing and costuming during my degrees. I believe in starting beginners with familiarizing themselves with their machines and how to read patterns.

I would love to share my years of experience designing, sewing and crafting with you!

About Jessica

Music and the arts have been a large part of my life since I was a child. I have performed in numerous operas, musicals and plays. Favorite roles include the Witch in Into the Woods, Agathe in Der Freischutz, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, and Fastrada in Pippin. I have a degrees in Op

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Janet R.
She is the best teacher
Luz M S.
My experience was really good. Jessica is a good teacher. Very detail-oriented. Answered all my questions. Gave me great tips and advice. I learned so much in one hour. Thank you, Jessica!
Ryan
Jessica helped me with tailoring & alteration challenges, answered all my questions and provided excellent tips for improving my techniques. Now I know how to achieve the looks I’m going for, and I’m excited to continue sewing. Thank you Jessica!

Laura P.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks FRENCH, SPANISH
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Laura P.

1 Review
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Beginners: I will create a project that can be done from start to finish in one class so that you will leave with a handmade item.
Intermediate and Advanced: I can answer questions to your specific projects or teach you varied techniques.

About Laura

I'm a fashion designer with 15 years experience in manufacturing and garment creation, I run my own independent brand from my home office. I love teaching and find that creating your own pieces is very fulfilling, all the women in my family knew how to sew and would always know how to mend somethi

Recent Reviews
Sylvie
Great instructor!
Laura is patient and knowledgeable.I realy learned alot with her. As an confident beginner,I took a 2 days class.
She took her time to explain me some techniques such as sewing invisible zipper. Highly recommend Laura classes.
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Bridget R.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 10 to 60
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Bridget R.

1 Review
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Online Sewing Teacher

Have the passion for designing/sewing but you don’t know how to sew?.. let me take your to dream to the next level “team work makes the dream work”. Together we can learn how to bring your strengths to a professional level, you will learn from the basics operations of a sewing machine to the industry secrets of a finished garment. Whatever you wish to learn I am here to teach you every step of the way through your journey in fashion.

About Bridget

It's a great day to learn something new! Hi my name is Bridget and I would love to be able to assist you in learning the art of sewing. whether you are a beginner or not, learning is fundamental in everything we do. all you need is a sewing machine, sewing supplies, time, and a big dose of patience

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Candace P.
My daughter loved her first sewing class. Ms Bridget was very professional and knowledgeable of her craft. I look forward to more lessons from her.

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Average Cost of Sewing Lessons in Oakland, CA

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons in Oakland is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $176 per hour.
30 min
$34 average
45 min
$45 average
60 min
$62 average

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"Came in wanting to pack a lot of learning into one lesson. Betty delivered going over and above what I expected. I'm a sewing machine now."
graham
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"She is patient and such an awesome insructor!"
Rickey Fleming Jr
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"An overall great experience. Avalon is extremely relatable and explains even the most tedious things extremely well. Can’t wait to take more classes with her! Will definitely be a regular."
Elisabet
Took Sewing lessons from Avalon F.
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"She was easy to work with and understood what I wanted to learn. I am looking forward to our next lesson."
Lynda
Took Sewing lessons from Kaneshia A.
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"My daughter Courtney is enjoying her sewing lessons with Ms Mya each week. I appreciate Ms. Mya"s patience with her students."
Debra Kimble
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Sarah is amazing, I truly enjoyed learning from her. She opened my eyes to the sewing world in general, and specifically to what I was interested in. I am grateful for the experience and am better because of it."
Brandon
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Great first sewing lesson for my daughter!"
Sarah
Took Sewing lessons from Linda S.
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"Excellent sewing instructor. Mya is very patient and professional and has taught me so many skills in just one class. Can't wait for my next class!"
Dominique
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"We had a great first meet! Ade was very open and honest with helping me come up with a game plain to help me reach my goals. I look forward to our meets."
Marlena
Took Sewing lessons from Adenike O.
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"Rosemary was amazing. She's an excellent teacher and I really enjoyed my lesson. Looking forward to my next lesson. I highly recommend Rosemary for sewing lessons."
Chad
Took Sewing lessons from Rosemary O.
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