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These Sewing teachers are highly rated by students in the Valley Center area, including Ramona, Cardiff by the Sea, San Ysidro, Bonsall and Jamul.

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Students can expect a Systematic Approach to Sewing, what I fondly call the SASsy way. We will start with foundational topics like the Anatomy of the Sewing Machine, building on that foundation one skill at a time. I've learned that remaining motivated to sew often holds people back so I will also teach you how to plan out projects and how to build a sewing habit that helps you see consistent results and keeps you motivated to sew!

About Timpla

Hello! You want to learn to sew? I'm Timpla and I can help you!

FEEDBACK FROM MY PREVIOUS STUDENTS:

"It was great! I learned so much about my sewing machine."

"Had a great time Timpla! I was able to hem my daughter's skirt and repair a shirt sleeve. Looking forward to next time."

"I definitely benefited from the class! Thanks so much!!!"

I LOVE helping my students conquer their "fear" of the sewing machine, which unleashes excitement about their potential to sew unique items for themselves and others.

I've been sewing since I was a young girl, learning from my grandmother.

My experience includes sewing women's and girl's apparel, home decor, and quilts. I decided to start teaching private and group lessons after receiving many requests from friends and acquaintances.

I look forward to helping you develop the

skills you need to tackle any sewing project.

~Timpla S.
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February 22, 2018
Shirley
She’s knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Can’t wait for my next lesson
January 30, 2018
Judy bellinger
Just starting out but Timpla was warm, helpful and patient. Excited for next class.
November 27, 2017
Gift Wali
My sewing experience with Timpla was simply amazing. She is a well of knowledge willing to share all her skills and tricks to make sewing more fun and less intimidating. 😁🤩 - I give her 5 Stars she was Absolutely Amazing!

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Timpla S.

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Knowing the sewing machine, handle it to sew the clothes with the techniques.

About Lorena

I encourage adults, youth and kids to create fashion, learn to design, create their ideas and develop them from creative training.
Generations inherited, since I was a little girl, more than 20 years as a job, long experience doing what I love most... Creating fashion but the best and important it is to teach what I learned in my life.

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May 14, 2019
Hawa B.
I loved how she was soo detailed with it. And it wasn’t rushed she took her time to explain everything. If I was ever lost she would guide and I appreciate it.
March 22, 2019
Albertina
I really enjoy taking lessons with Lorena , she is a good teacher very professional and knows a lot about sewing. I made a skit from scratch and I enjoy every step, I will recommend her as a teacher for anyone how is serious about sewing.
March 20, 2019
Elona J.
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Lorena G.

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Private Sewing Teacher

Make your clothes within 2 weeks of our classes. My goal is to bring out the best in my student and inspire them for greater heights.

About Rosemary

I am the Creative Director for Teddies Afrique and one thing I love to do is to teach sewing lessons. I'm a creative person, flexible and fun loving. I pay attention to details, impacting the lives of my students is part of me.
Connect with me today and have fun while you learn.

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May 29, 2019
Mercy
was nice, free and fun. she was also friendly.
February 16, 2019
Pathenia
I am truly enjoying learning how to sew with Rosemary as my teacher. So far, I have seen a blouse and a skirt that I need to add finishing touches on. I am going to sign up for more lessons. I want to perfect the art of sewing.
February 14, 2019
Abigail
She is so patient and thorough with her lessons. Things that I’ve had issues with in the past made sense when she went over them. I highly recommend

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Private Sewing Teacher

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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June 7, 2019
Cassandra P.
Todd goes out of his way to show you all that he knows; he shares his insights and knowledge as well as his enthusiasm for sewing. I walked away inspired and confident.

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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. and we will hit the sewing room run running.! Lets enjoy what we do and how we do it, by bringing forth your skill set and my love and passion for teaching and sewing, to the next level. I have 30 years of sewing skills and 19 of those years I have taught people from all age groups to learn how to sew. No I had no schooling, in sewing my education was in commercial art and advertising design but I had always wanted to know how to sew. so one day I was gifted a sewing machine and made all the dresses for my wedding and haven't stop sewing since

. so I hope we can enjoy each other's company as we explore the endless gifts in sewing.
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July 28, 2019
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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Kathleen B.

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I'm an experience seamstress focused on plus sizes with about 15 years of sewing projects under my belt. I'm a home sewist who does it for fun, but I've started moving into making clothes for friends and family due to high demand. If you want to learn to make a pillow, pajama pants, or a quick skirt, I can help you do it! I specialize in plus size sewing, so if you're looking to make something that works on your body that's a bit more complicated, I can take you through the adjustments you need. Sewing has changed how I see my body-- I hope it helps you too!

About Kathleen

I started sewing when I was in elementary school! My Mom used to make Halloween costumes with me. When I got really into anime I wanted to attend comic book conventions in cosplay (costume) and my Mom decided that this was a bridge too far, so it was time for me to learn to sew myself.

Now I have 10 years of continuous experience sewing for myself, friends, and family. I've made seasonal pillow covers, tiny shirts for my little cousins, and lots of dresses for my Mom. (How the tables have turned!)

I would love to help you discover how fun and easy sewing can be. If you're a curvy woman, like I am, buying clothes that fit can be super frustrating. That's why I went from sewing costumes to making day-to-day clothes for myself. It can seem intimidating at first, but most women just need some basic adjustments on every pattern to make them

fit perfectly. I promise your wardrobe will never be the same again!
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Kathleen B.

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Allison graduated top of her class from the top design school in the country. She has been sewing since she was 8 years old and is well versed in all levels of pattern making, sewing and production for both clothing as well as home goods and can cater the lessons specifically to the types of items the student would ultimately like to be able to create. She began her first clothing company at 24 years old which showed for many years in New York Fashion Week and sold to department stores around the world including Neiman Marcus, Rent the Runway, Harvey Nichols and Fred Segal. She and her companies have been featured in publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Women's Wear Daily, The Washington Post and many more.

About Allison

Allison graduated top of her class from the top design school in the country and has been sewing and pattern making since she was 8 years old. She started her first clothing company at 24 years old which showed for many years on the runway in New York Fashion Week and sold to department stores around the world including Neiman Marcus, Rent the Runway, Harvey Nichols and Fred Segal. She and her companies have been featured in many major publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Women's Wear Daily, The Washington Post and many more.

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Allison P.

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Private Sewing Teacher

Experienced private teacher of 8 years, specializing in the beginner, intermediate & Advanced Sewing. All ages welcome. I offer planned cirrocumulus as well as customizable lessons catered to the needs/goals of each student. Let's get started!
Accreditation:
Fashion Design & Merchandising
Costume Design
Pattern-making
Draping & Alterations
Illustration & Visual Merchandising
Adobe photoshop & Style-Cad

About Jasmine

I am a Professional Fashion Designer. I am accredited in all aspects of Fashion Design & Merchandising from Chaffey College. I am a business owner and freelance designer and have worked with multiple organizations including FCCLA in fashion programs, private lessons, and events.

Students can expect to improve week to week in their Fashion Design & Sewing techniques. Every student has a unique vision; I teach students to not only improve skill but bring their vision to life. I can help any student to sew with confidence.

I teach students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied all aspects of Fashion Design & Merchandising, Including textiles. I can teach students to read patterns, make technical patterns, and create patterns from clothes they love. As well as sewing excellence, by hand, machine and couture techniques. We c

an also learn sketching and design, or even draping and alterations whatever the student prefers.

As a professional designer I pride myself on knowing every aspect of the fashion Industry. My personal passion is the fit of garments on bodies but I firmly believe that great technique is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you become better creatives.
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Diana Ortiz
"I met Lily Quain recently and was very pleased with her way of teaching. She is patient, very considerate and will share with her students a wealth of in
formation. She will not fail in teaching all she can!"
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Veronica Romero
"She's very patient and friendly. Very good instuctor."
Kim
"Mya Mya Seinn is a very pleasant and patient trainer. She teaches at a steady pace and allows you to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable
before going to the next step. Her studio is a well lit and very nice environment."
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Amy
"Maria is a talented designer whose products show quality craftsmanship and thoughtful attention to detail. She is a calm and patient presence when teachin
g, even amidst a group of chaotic pre-teen girls as my daughters can attest! Maria makes quality choices with her fabrics and materials, making sure they are both beautiful and non-harmful to nature. You will love working with her!"
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Sylvia
"Donna was fabulous with my 7 year old granddaughter. Better than I hoped. She was able to wear a simple that they credted together. Lookijng forward to th
e next class."
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Sophia
"She was so patient and mild that made it easy for my daughter to learn. We’ll be back for more classes for sure 😊"
Keirsten
"She's a really nice lady and a good instructor. She's really passionate about what she's doing, and that really makes a difference!"
Bria
"Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her."
Mandel
"Very welcoming. Very patient. Answered all of my questions."

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