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About Lily S.

Provo, UT
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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

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.


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.
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

- 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
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags

- 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.
- 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.
Yvonne April 17, 2019
· WordPress · Online
Learned a lot. Thank you Lily
Liz April 4, 2019
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Fantastic experience, Lily is very clear friendly communicator and is patient and thoughtful with her instruction. Really customized the lesson to my wants and needs and looking forward to our next session!
Martha March 21, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Good first lesson, I look forward to working with her as we get better acquainted.
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Lily S.

starting at
$25 / 60-min

About Yulia Karuntu K.

Chicago, IL
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About Yulia Karuntu
Hello there, how are you? I’m 22 and I’m from Milan, Italy I live in the Usa. I moved here because I really wanted to learn English. My biggest passion is traveling because I think it’s the best way to know the culture of the countries and to learn new languages.
The Italian language is really beautiful, and I think it’s also pretty easy to learn it if you really want to 😃
Pamela April 21, 2019
· Italian · Online
Yulia is very enthusiastic about her home country and you can feel this in the lesson. Lots of fun and practical also! Can't wait for the next lesson!
Rajiv A. February 2, 2019
· French · Online
Very professional
Michelle December 15, 2018
· Italian · Online
Yulia is an amazing instructor! She is nice and is very experienced at teaching. I always have fun and learn a lot with her. I also look forward to her classes each week.
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Yulia Karuntu K.

starting at
$15 / 30-min

About Monika S.

Encinitas, CA
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About Monika
I am the owner of a business in Encinitas, California. Over the last ten years I have been lucky enough to build a successful custom cake shop where I creats one-of-a-kind works of sugar art. I have also been teaching for the last 6 years. I have taught sweet and savory classes for Sur la Table, Do It With Icing, BakersBodega, as well as private classes.

I have been featured in Cake Masters Magazine as well as participated in several collaborations such as Sweet Fairy Tales, Sugar Myths and Fantasies, Birthday Mischief Managed, Woodland Fairies and many more. I have competed in cake shows across the country and have won Best in Show for four consecutive years at the San Diego Cake Show. I also won Cake Wars Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Episode. In January I will be featured on an episode of Ridiculous Cakes on Food Network.

I have b
een the president of the San Diego Cake Club for the last two years, as well as the co-chair of the San Diego Cake Show. The San Diego Cake Show is an annual trade show with over 65 vendors, 2,400 attendees and 150 competitors.

I have worked as a cake artist and food stylist for a popular Netflix show and have styled a number of magazine covers.
Ray January 13, 2019
· Cake Decorating · In studio
She was awesome and very knowledgable, learned a lot in my short time with her.
Martha October 17, 2018
· Baking · In studio
Monika is a superb instructor. We were attempting to make croissants and she made us all feel as though we were master bakers. She has a positive vibe and is incredibly helpful and informative.
I would take another class from her any time.
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Monika S.

Encinitas, CA 92024
starting at
$200 / 90-min

About Jyoti J.

Parker, CO
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About Jyoti
Love Indian food, but need help in cooking....I am here to help!!

Hi, My name is Jyoti Janoria - wife and mother of two children. I am passionate about healthy and creative Indian cooking and have helped others with their desire to learn the art of cooking a wide variety of food from the Indian cuisine!

I was born and raised in India in a family where cooking has been a part of our heritage for generations. In addition to picking up the cooking style and well recognized recipes/cooking style from my mother, I have adapted and have been very creative with my own cooking style.

After pursuing my career in the Information Technology industry for over a decade, I decided to follow my passion to cook and teach others how to make healthy, flavorful and creative meals for themselves and their families. My cooking style is unique due to
the extensive cooking experience I have had from a very early age, and the ability to create and customize the dishes per your taste and liking!

I am an extremely outgoing and fun-loving person. My classes are fun, interactive and intuitive. The feedback I have received from the people I have taught is highly encouraging and it’s a very gratifying feeling to pass on my learning and expertise.

I believe, anyone can cook, but not many can maintain the consistency in flavors. So come join this fun cooking joy ride with me where your options are endless !!!
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Jyoti J.

starting at
$55 / 45-min

About Naina B.

Somerville, MA
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About Naina
I grew up in a joint-family where my family along with my uncles and aunts lived together under one roof and ate together every single day. Food was at the center of everything in my family and I have fond memories of the time spent on the table. but my real passion for food began when my mom stated a catering business and I started helping her out to prepare the meals. I love using bold flavors in my cooking. Although I am a Human resource specialist by profession I am a passionate cook by heart. After I moved to the USA, I wanted to experiment with fusion cooking and learn more about different cuisines so I did a course in spanish cooking and Baking from the Cambridge school for culinary art. I also did a course on nutrition because I believe that the power of health lies in the food we eat so get those pots out and start cooking !!

specialize in North Indian, South Indian, North East Indian (Rajasthani ), and Indian Street food.

I hope to spread the joy of cooking through this class.
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Naina B.

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$34 / 30-min
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About Priscilla U.

Smyrna, GA
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About Priscilla
I am a professional Chef,Le Cordon Bleu grad. Certified Dietary Manager, Cookbook Author, Masters in Business Administration.

As a farmer and trained chef, fresh quality ingredients inspire me. My experiences in casual to fine dining and now healthcare and medical nutrition, you can be sure to enjoy hands on demo/cooking that will satisfy your regular, therapeutic or life style change nutritional needs. Whether for you, date nights, with family/loved ones or friends, I have a tailor made menu for any.

Let's have some fun with intl. foods...
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Priscilla U.

starting at
$34 / 30-min

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