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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
nd out why my students love me.

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.

*** Lesson Details ***
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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Elijah July 2, 2018
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Eunita May 5, 2018
· Knitting · Online
I am a beginner knitter with an ambitious goal of learning how to knit wool socks. Kim was very patient, positive, and helpful.
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Dana April 28, 2018
· Knitting · Online
Absolutely wonderful! in 60 minutes I learned what I've been struggling with for six months! Thank you so much Kim!
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About Amaris B.

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Inverness, CA
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I am a costume designer for theater and have been working in the industry for 15 years. I specialize in making fantasy costumes and can teach the art of draping.
Private Lessons are available to sewing and clothing enthusiasts who are committed to growing their skill set and want personalized instruction in their unique areas of interest, and want to build their confidence and abilities at a faster, more individualized pace. With private lessons, you get to set your own pace and schedule, and I will consult with you to help create plan or set of lessons that is right for you and is focused on what you want to learn.

About Amaris
I am a versatile costume designer whose work includes theater, dance, opera and film. I have created classic characters such as Petruchio, Puck, and new and unusual creations including harajuku girls for Mikado, steampunk Wizard of Oz, and 1920s Little Mermaid.
I believes that costume design is a vital art. It is not illustration or embellishment, but a means for the communication of ideas. Successful design takes the story, characters, and historical facts, and translates them through an emotional and artistic lens.
I have designed costumes for many bay area venues including The Marin Theater Company, Cinnabar, Marin Musical Theatre Company and was a costume assistant/stylist for Avengers Grimm Movie directed by Jeremy Inman.
Her work with dance includes Myth and Machine, Kali Fierce Mother, and Sing Me Home Sick Blues for Carmen Carne
s Dance Ensemble, Roco Dance & Fitness and Adda Cevenger Junior Preparatory & Theater School.
I have earned best costume design awards for the Annual Arty Awards, Annie and a Youth Production of Little Mermaid. I was a nominee for best costume design for San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Taming of the Shrew and a nominee for best costume design, Elly Awards, Thoroughly Modern Millie
I am a member of IATWU 784 the local wardrobe costume union and have received my costume design degree at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Upon graduation I worked in fabric and textile design, before moving into costume design full time. 
I have worked on many dance and theater productions including: A Couple of Blaguards, Crimes of Passion,Tarzan,Pippin, Into the Woods, Midsummer Nights Dream,Wizard of Oz, Sussical, Little Mermaid, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie, Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinnafore, Most Happy Fella, Oliver Twist, Peter Pan, Hair, Aladdin, Grease , Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Once Upon a Mattress, Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
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Inverness, CA 94937
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About Sarah L.

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San Bruno, CA
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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 jewelry designer.

As much as I love to create, what I really love is to help somebody learn to do something they love and create something they can be proud of! I am happy teaching all ages, and I specialize in helping each student find his or her unique vision.

I can teach sewing by hand and on a machine, including how to read and understand the instructions in commercial patterns. Bring your project and I'll help you make it happen! I am highly skilled at teaching life drawing, as well as marker rendering and watercolor fashion illustr
ation. Photography is my other passion, and I look forward to helping you understand how to use a camera's many features, and your eye, to create art.
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Anjali June 1, 2018
· Sewing · In home
Sarah is sweet, patient, incredibly knowledgeable and takes extreme pride in her craft - all things I appreciate. I HIGHLY recommend working with her.
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Thelma Armas May 29, 2018
· Photography · In studio
Sarah is Exceptional ! She is knowledgable and knows how to impart her expertise.
Upfront ,focused and succinct.
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Ken May 27, 2017
· Photography · In studio
Sarah was on time and she did her homework! She uses a Cannon and have have a Nikon, she read the owners manuel prior to the first lesson, very impressive. She answered all my questions and looking forward to the next lesson.
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San Bruno, CA 94066
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About Jean W.

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Oxnard, CA

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Hello . . . I have been sewing as a hobby for most of my life, and lately I've started teaching both children and adults, and I love it! It is awesome to see students' ideas come to life as they complete a project. If you've always wanted to learn to sew, now is your chance to learn in a relaxing and fun environment. The most important part is that you will learn to sew what you want -- whether it's clothing, household items, quilts, Girl Scout badge requirements, blankets for hospitals, or costumes for school plays! Have any questions? Send me a message and let's get started!

About Jean
I am a sewing teacher with many years of sewing experience. I have sewn my own clothing and for others, including babies, children and adults. I have created and sewn numerous quilts and household items which I have given out as gifts. My students have told me that I inspire them and most have bought sewing machines by the time we're done with the lessons! They continue on with projects of their own.

I like to keep learning and growing by taking advanced sewing lessons whenever there is something new I want to learn. This style of learning has inspired me to teach my students to be creative and to make exactly what interests them, to help them bring their ideas to life,

I teach in the Oxnard and Santa Clarita areas, but am mobile to many other areas of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. If you don't have a sewing machine, it
is not a problem as I have machines available. I teach students from age 8 years old to 80 years old, at whatever speed is comfortable for you. It's exciting at any age to learn a craft which has been around throughout history. I look forward to meeting with you and being the one to inspire you to sew!

During these lessons here are just some of the things you will learn:
* How to use a sewing machine
* How to select fabrics and patterns
* How to cut fabrics and prepare them for sewing
* How to assemble and sew your project!
* Use of various sewing tools and the importance of an iron
* Hemming and finishing techniques
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Karin April 27, 2018
· Sewing · In home
I knew nothing about sewing and she was very patient. I was so excited doing my first project...just a simple little pillow, but I learned a lot 😀
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Jeff March 26, 2018
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Jean is very good at sewing and also very patient. Ive seen some of her quilt work also, and it’s amazing! She’s a very nice person and I would recommend her any time.
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Traci March 21, 2018
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Jean is reliable, creative, flexible and patient. She is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend her.
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About Janet S.

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Lyons, CO
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Starting with basics for beginners. To achieve a goal or sample sewing for them. Information about some machines, materials, hand sewing.

Experienced of many years for design assistance to good fit.

For more advanced, working together simply creating a new garment.

About Janet
Are looking to increase calm energy? Learn something new? Heal an issue and feel better? Look better?

Hello there. My experience with the QiGong is one of beginning to pass on the great training I have had. Not only in the QiGong. It is the strength and beauty of movement in other martial arts, yoga, nature hikes.

My background with the arts, holistic practitioning, home education based on waldorf model, and even clothing design and making enhance the interaction we have.

Bringing forth from past experiences to you.

I look forward to working with you. In a way that you can express to me as well any goals further than an authentic QiGong practice to start.

Sincerely,
Janet
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Janet S.

Online
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Satellite Beach, FL
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Hello, My name is Leigh-Ann, I love to sew and I love to teach! I have been sewing and teaching for over 12 years and I also run a small home sewing buisness. I work with both children and adults from absolute beginners to confident sewers.
I specialize in creating kids clothing but I can teach all types of sewing.

Some of the things I teach include:
- Understanding sewing tools and terms
-Threading and using a machine
-Basic/intermediate sewing skills
- Choosing, preparing and using patterns (paper and PDF)
-Upcycling
-Applique techniques
- Basic pattern design
-Design your own clothing using existing patterns
- Beginners machine embroidery (home machines)

And more!

About Leigh-Ann
I have been teaching for many years and sewing even longer than that! Currently I teach homeschool classes, run a scout troop, run a small sewing buisness, and homeschool my 10yr old! I have taught sewing lessons through a well-known sewing/craft store as well as independently for the past 9 years.

Sewing and creating is something I love to do and when I teach I try and make learning accessible to everyone. I really enjoy teaching others and sharing the skills I have.
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Leigh-Ann D.

Online
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$25 / 30-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
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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 Rose C.

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Antioch, CA

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I am a professional seamstress and I have created for you a course for beginners that teaches you how to sew basic items in just a few weeks, at your own pace. I also have prepared a kit with notions and fabrics to make it easier for you.

However, if you wish to take intermediate or advanced lessons, you just need to specify what you would like to focus on.

I am French and I have studied sewing and fashion in France where I got 5 diplomas in this industry. I have also studied clothing and costume making at a University in Utah.

I have worked for fashion designers, and even as an embroiderer, in Paris and in London as well. I also have worked in a theater costume shop which was really fun and finally I have worked as a wedding gown alterationist for several stores in Paris, London and in Utah.

This totals 12 years of professional experience in sewing, besides giving private sewing lessons in France before moving to Antioch, California.

I often make clothing for my ...

About Rose
Hello, I am Rose from Antioch. Well, I am originally from France. I've just been imported by my sweet husband Jeff in March 2017.

I teach French and sewing and even sewing in French if you want ! That's ideal if you want to go on an internship or even work in the fashion industry in Paris !

To tell you more about my passion for sewing, I believe I must just have been born with the talent of sewing. I remember my mom running after me as she was scared that I would pock my eyes with her needles... Already at that age I was stuck to the TV obsessed with the Parisian fashion shows at each fashion seasons. But you know what ?

Interestingly enough I am not so much into fashion anymore because I have discovered the importance of wearing the right type of clothing specifically made for each of us. You know, sewing clothing stays the same
whether we are into fashion or not, it really doesn't matter. I'd be happy to share more about that with you.
I also enjoy sewing house items and I like to figure out easy and fast ways to sew these items as well as clothing for children.

I'd be happy to meet you at your house or in mine or online, as you wish.
If you are looking to gain basic sewing skills fast then you found the right person because I have created a course that is specifically designed for that. First we'll learn everything about your sewing machine. Then you will be able to learn how to draw a pattern to cover a book of your choice, sew a zip, buttons, a sewing bag, a simple pin cushion and a little dress that includes pockets as well as bias binding on the armholes. At the end of this few weeks course together you will receive videos of the whole course that you will be able to watch over and over for free as you keep perfecting your new skill. The only thing is that these videos are still in French ;-) My French students have shared with me how happy they were with the details of that course.

And just with these basics you will be able to sew hundreds of items ! Isn't that cool !? Plus, to make it easier for you, I have prepared all the supplies for you in a kit for an extra cost. Ask me about it.

If we meet in person, a minimum of 2 hours per session usually works best.
As for online teaching I have a very good webcam that shows great close up details.
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About Shea S.

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Hi! My name is Shea. I am a Philly Native. I located in Southwest Philadelphia ten minutes from the Philadelphia Airport. Classes are held in my home. In short, I enjoy sewing, cooking, and making jewelry.

I’m a self taught seamstress with training and experience in garment construction and pattern design. I have taken professional classes to sharpen my skills. I specialize in teaching the novice seamstress. My classes will be customize to fit your needs. We will complete projects together every step of the way. Sewing should be fun no frustrating. I welcome all ages.

I do have machines you can use. My machines are beginner friendly.
I am excited to learn and create custom made pieces with you.

About Shea
Hello Parents and children,

I have completed a background check from the Department of Public Welfare for your comfort. It will be posted in my studio. Now time for the fun part we can learn to make pillow cases, robes, slippers and dresses. These are just a few examples. We can personalize our classroom time to fit your needs. Tell me your goals and we can make it happen.
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Meya July 8, 2018
· Sewing · In home
She was awesome. She took the time and patience for my me to learn how to make a skirt. It was my first project but definitely not my last.
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Average Cost of Sewing Lessons in San Francisco, CA

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons in San Francisco 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 $43 and $55 per hour.

30-min $22
 
$29 average
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45-min $42
 
$44 average
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60-min $43
 
$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 9% less expensive at $44, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $29.

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