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About Anne-Louise M.

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Long Beach, CA
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Basic use of sewing machine.
How to use pattern in sewing.
Hand sewing techniques.
Garment sewing construction.

About Anne-Louise
I have been sewing ever since my wonderful Auntie Anne lent me her manual sewing machine one summer when I was a teenager. I sew clothes for myself, clients and even have an online store where I custom design clothes. I can teach you to make whatever you want. I will go at your pace so fear not even if you don't know how to use a machine. Let's have some sewing adventures together.
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Anne-Louise M.

Anne-Louise M.

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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 six years 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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Zulima September 24, 2018
· Sewing · In studio
I had my first lesson with Ms. lily love her she is so thorough with her explanations, patient, and kind. She knows her stuff and she makes me even kite excited to learn how to sew. Anywhere Ms.lily goes I'm going..lol
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Sarah June 19, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Lily is amazing!
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Juice R. May 30, 2018
· Sewing · In home
An absolutely good teacher. She knows her stuff.
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LILY Q.

LILY Q.

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About Vena H.

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New York, NY
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I'm an experienced industry professional and have been working in major fashion companies in NYC for over 10 years. I am offering industry level patternmaking and sewing classes that cater to your needs. Whether you are a beginner who wants to start sewing or advanced level that you want to polish your skills or to start your own line, I can help you with all aspect of subjects that you want to learn. I teach hands on patternmaking and sewing skills used in the industry and garment production know- how if you want to start your own line. Classes include in-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, basic and advanced sewing, and production patternmaking. I help my students in different level to achieve their goals.

About Vena
I'm a fashion designer and have been working in fashion industry in NYC for more than 10 years with a fashion design degree from Parsons. I worked at companies such as DKNY, Elie Tahari, BLK DNM, Victoria's Secret. My specialty is sewing, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and fitting. I have a great passion in teaching and extremely patient. The courses provide the best quality and hands on sewing skills used in the industry. If you would like to learn how to draft a pattern from scratch or alter your own clothes that would fit you, I will show you how to achieve that step by step.

Classes Provide:
- In-depth knowledge of fitting, garment construction, sewing, and patternmaking
- Flat sketching
- Tech pack making
- Design portfolio building
- Garment production know- how

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achine, please kindly note that I do not teach embroidery machine***
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kym November 2, 2018
· Sewing · In home
very reliable and knowledgeable. highly recommended!!
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Marissa November 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I learned so much in just one hour. I can’t wait to have another lesson and feel confident I will be able to finish our sewing project successfully. Vena also gave me valuable recommendations on supplies I needed.
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Stephanie March 30, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Vena is very patient and knowledgeable and answers all the questions I have for her. We have very varied lessons and they are all very informative. I'm excited to continue my classes with her.
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About Todd J.

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San Diego, CA

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Interested in creating your own wardrobe or have a creative passion for fashion. Let’s create together. My name is Todd I have been creating fashion for over 30 yrs. Specialize In teaching beginner/intermediate sewing, as well as beginner/intermediate patternmaking, I will tailor a person curriculum that match your skill level. I will teach you the tip and tricks of sewing and pattern making that you will not find in any books. You will have a good foundation to expand and grow, to create what every what.

About Todd
Todd is a Ready to Wear Designer in San Diego. He earned his certificate for Fashion Design from Fashion Careers of California. He has over 30 year of experience designing and making clothing for individual clients and small quantities for boutiques. Todd has his own design services company, specializing in custom garment design and alterations, custom sewing for home décor, sewing and pattern making lessons.

Todd feels learning should be fun and creative. His goal is to encourage students to be imaginative, original, and confident while learning how to sew and make patterns. He teaches beginners to more advanced learners. Lessons are tailored for individual skill level to get the most out of sessions. Todd embraces diversity and welcomes all who want to learn sewing and pattern making. He teaches in his home studio in San Diego, Cali
fornia. Todd looks forward to making everyone a great designer!
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Todd J.

Todd J.

San Diego, CA 92117
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$42 / 45-min

About Taryn H.

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Saint Petersburg, 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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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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Bonny June 25, 2018
· Sewing · Online
Taryn is incredibly patient, professional, knowledgeable, and fun. She’s answered all my questions and let me learn at my own pace. I get excited to complete sewing projects and then show them off to my friends.
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About Brandi R.

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San Diego, CA

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Learn the basics of sewing!

- Learn how to thread and care for your machine
- Easily fix machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks, tension troubles etc...
- How to choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects
- Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results
- Learn the basics of installing zippers, sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems
- Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks ets...

About Brandi
What I teach:

SEWING!

- How to thread and care for your machine
- Easily fix machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks, tension troubles etc...
- How to choose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projects
- Recognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired results
- Learn the basics of installing zippers, sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hems
- Create beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks ets...

FASHION DESIGN!

Detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of draping and patternmaking!
Learn basic design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring– providing students with all the relevant information necessary to create designs with
accuracy regardless of their complexity.

- One of a kind pieces that YOU designed!
- Create 'Knock offs' of your favorite pieces
- Complete fitting corrections on your own garments

FASHION ILLUSTRATION! (Traditional or Computer aided)

Learn the basics of fashion illustration!
Step-by-step drawing lessons that cover the fundamentals of fashion illustration. i.e. Drawing head and body proportions, choosing colors, and much more.

+ Learn how to create proportional TECHNICAL flat sketches!

Learn the basics of computer-aided design in the fashion world!
Easily create and edit designs of your choice on the computer in Adobe Illustrator!
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Kelley July 7, 2018
· Fashion Design · In home
Trying to learn some tips and tricks to start some of my passion projects. Brandi was really helpful and her rate is so fair! I would highly suggest!! Thanks again, Brandi!
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Linda B June 27, 2018
· Sewing · In home
WOW! All I can say is can you also babysit?? I have never seen my daughter so interested in a craft! You really brought a passion out in her and I am very appreciative. Brandi came to our house in Los Angeles to teach my daughter some of the basics for sewing (trying to find a hobby!) and she is already excited for the next class. Brandi really helped bring out a passion within her for this craft. While listening in (and trying a few things myself - haha) I saw how great of a teacher Brandi is and all I can say is THANK YOU and we’ll be scheduling again!
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About Olivia S.

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San Diego, CA
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My sewing lessons are whatever you are looking to learn! i can teach you how to do something as simple as thread a machine, to pattern making( with paper and/or on a computer) and embroidery! Ive made everything from gowns to military grade backpacks so whatever you are wanting to learn I am here to help.

About Olivia
Hi! My name is Olivia and I am looking forward to teaching you everything you need to know about sewing and design! I graduated with my bachelors in fashion design in 2017 and I have been working ever since! I have worked in the industry as well as worked from home doing my own freelance and commission work. Not only can I teach sewing for anyone from beginner-advanced but ill make sure to teach you to have the best quality of work. We can do anything from pillow cases to your own garment. Can't wait to get started!
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Olivia S.

Olivia S.

San Diego, CA 92115
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$17 / 30-min

About Jacquilin I.

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Memphis, TN
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I have been sewing since 1979 and embroidering since 1985. I am experienced in all forms of sewing, alterations, applique and embroidery. I can teach simple things like hemming pants, making garments to making products to sale. With technology today, sewing is easy because of the advanced sewing machine but you still have to know the basic such as: knowing your sewing machine, how to cut out a pattern, mark it and size it, how to pick the correct fabric for your project, how to cut the fabric on the bias and fold, how to mark fabric for hemming, darts and seam allowance. If you are doing it for personal reasons or as a business, I can help you.

About Jacquilin
Hello future seamstress, I started sewing in high school over 40 years ago and I still sew everyday. I love thinking, creating and designing for the WOW factor. I will show how something a simple as trim, buttons, mix and matching fabric, adding applique or embroidery and so much more can change the entire look of your project. with my passion and your desire to learn, you will advance from a beginner to the next step. I owned a daycare for 14 years so I am use to working patiently, repeating myself and go over the instructions until you get. My success as a teacher depends on you and how well you learn. We will be a team and I believe in winning. Let's get ready set and SEW!!!!
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Jacquilin I.

Jacquilin I.

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About Margaret G.

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Learn how to sew clothing that fit you and your style! Learning how to sew can be complicated. Starting from Beginning level to advance level. I will teach you how to understand and use a pattern. Along with constructing PJ pants, sewing terminology and more. As you move up each level, you'll continue to learn more sewing techniques while creating pant/skirt, button down shirt and tailored blazer.

About Margaret
Hello sewers!
My experience in sewing goes way back. I tell my students I've been sewing for 100 years! I started sewing when I was 10 years old. I continue learning throughout high school into college. I also went to school for fashion design in Paris, France. I've designed my own line and was in a few stores. But I realized that teaching the beautiful art was what I was placed on this earth to do. I've been teaching now for 11 years. Six of those years, I have done in my own location. I enjoy teaching youth to adults. I think the best part is the expression on their face when they complete their garment. Priceless!
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Margaret G.

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About Zoee F.

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Jacksonville, FL

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I started sewing in an exclusive academic program at 13 years old, and attended a college for Fashion Design at 17. I've gained skills and tricks of the trade from East to West and can offer some of the best insight and techniques you'll find anywhere around. I teach at your pace and always have the answers. With my help you can count on mastering the trade in no time.

About Zoee
I have 10+ years experience in the fashion design world and with sewing itself. I love being able to pass my knowledge on to others because I think sewing is a skill that everyone should have. It's saved me in a pinch a million times and I just genuinely love making something out of nothing. I specialize in evening, cocktail, and resort wear. I've sewn garments featured on the news, in magazines, and showcased on the runway. Whatever your project may be I know I can help you successfully complete it.
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Zoee F.

Zoee F.

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$15 / 30-min

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Average Cost of Sewing Lessons in San Diego, CA

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons in San Diego is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $42 and $55 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$28 average
$39
45-min $34
 
$40 average
$45
60-min $42
 
$48 average
$55

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute sewing lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute sewing lessons are 17% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 42% less at $28.

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