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Felicia A.

Chicago, IL

About Felicia

I learned to sew in Vacation Bible School at my church when I was in 7th grade. I made my first pair of overalls and was on top of the world. That began my love of sewing and all things crafty. Today I love working as a special education teacher. But my first love is teaching beginner and intermediate level sewing to kids and adults. I have two children (1 in college and 1 in 10th grade) and when I'm not working or sewing I help my husband at his sports training facility.

My Crafty Table Sewing and Craft Studio teaches children how to use math skills to sew. All of our "leveled" projects
are connected to national learning standards and offers a wide range of opportunities for all ability levels for kids 10 years old and up. Our local classes uses a children's sewing curriculum, while our online classes uses commercial patterns. Students learn hand and machine sewing, sewing vocabulary and techniques, and various equipment and and safety usage. We host a small, friendly, relaxed setting which is what I find allows children to have the courage to explore, make mistakes, and discover their talents.

My Crafty Table isn't just for kids! I welcome adults who are looking to learn to sew or enhance their current skills. Whether you are looking to create something to wear or something to beautify your home, we can teach you how to bring your ideas to reality. Our online and live classes utilize commercial patterns, sewing machines, and a variety of supplies based on projects being completed. We guide you every step of the way from selecting materials to recommending supplies. The only question you need to answer now is: SEW what"s next?
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Latanya August 14, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Felicia is absolutely amazing. My daughter has learned so much in the short time that she has been taking classes. She loves every minute of it and makes sure she is at every class.

If you are looking to take sewing classes you definitely want her as your instructor.
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Olabisi A. March 31, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Felicia teaches very well she is very very explanatory and patient to teach you to your understanding I Am giving her Five stars.
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Tiffany March 22, 2016
Sewing · In studio
I can't express how grateful I am to have Felicia as a Sewing Instructor! I've purchased numerous online sewing classes and its not like having an instructor by your side watching and correcting your sewing techniques! Thank you so much!!!
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Felicia A.

Felicia A.

Chicago, IL 60643
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Janessa W.

Chicago, IL

About Janessa

Hi! Looking to learn basic sewing skills or get more experience in fashion design? I would love to help you with any of those learning activities! I have organized a list of classes under the subjects section. This will help you & I focus on where you would like to start, in order for me to give you the best learning experience possible!

I have been sewing & designing for nearly 30 yrs. I was basically self taught around the age of 8 or 9 sewing by hand. I later picked up my machine sewing, knitting, beading, quilting, and painting skills when visiting my grandparents. I attended College at
The International Academy of Design & Technology and earned my BA of Fine Arts in 2007. I have been designing bridal accessories since 2009 & have been designing bridal gowns since 2012. I am very patient, love to teach and learn as well. If you are looking to learn basic sewing skills - couture design, or designing your own heirloom hair accessory, I'm your girl!
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Janessa W.

Janessa W.

Chicago, IL 60609
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$25 / 30-min
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Austin E.

Chicago, IL

About Austin

I've been playing chess for about 8 years. Aside from being a strong player, I also have experience tutoring players of all ages and skill levels. This includes my time instructing a competitive and successful high school chess team as well as serving as a personal tutor for different people in their homes. Of the hours I have formally tutored, I have amassed a 5 star rating on a comparable website.
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Clyde July 18, 2016
Chess · In home
Verified Student
Exceptional gentleman and very professional. Arrived ahead of time 5 minutes which is ideal and took time to chat with Clyde which is fantastic. Clyde enjoyed the time with Austin and is already looking forward to next Sunday. Perfectly executed Austin!
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Austin E.

Austin E.

Chicago, IL 60657
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Thomas H.

Chicago, IL

About Thomas

"Good things come to those who know chess."
-Thomas Hodo.

A bit about myself, I started playing chess at the age of 9 and have been playing ever since. I have been apart of several championship teams, and I have achieved many individual honors as well. I currently play chess professionally, teach (k-8) afterschool lessons for Chess Wizards, head instruction for the youth/adult program Rebuild Knights, and I am a member of team Illinois. My lessons include worksheets, gameplay vs. Myself, and a tablet for cpu play and analysis. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Let's schedule y
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Myat L. September 29, 2016
Chess · In home
Verified Student
I just want to say, "I am very pleased working with Thomas." I never thought that I could master the game of chess especially by being impatient and a slower learner. This is my fourth lesson and I have already played a game of chess. Thank You So Much, Thomas. I can't wait until my next lessons.
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Barbara September 19, 2016
Chess · In home
Verified Student
What an easy going and patient young man. So far, so good!
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Thomas H.

Thomas H.

Chicago, IL 60615
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$40 / 30-min
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Denise B.

Chicago, IL

About Denise

Hi there!

I'm a DePaul graduate and flight attendant with a passion for crocheting! I've been crocheting as a hobby for about 10 years, and started teaching my friends a few years ago. I can help you learn several of the basic stitches, differences between yarn weight/material, multicolored yarn projects, and how to make a variety of patterns (hats, scarves, slippers, etc). My schedule varies a lot due to my job, so my posted availability may not always be the most accurate but I'm open to scheduling on the fly! (no pun intended) Hope I can help you enter the relaxing and rewarding world o
f crochet! There's nothing better (in my opinion) than being able to create something to wear that is uniquely yours! Handmade things make the best gifts as well!
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NyAsia November 17, 2016
Crocheting · In home
I'd never really had much interest in crocheting until I saw the joy it gave Denise. She really loves & enjoys her skill! After asking for her assistance, she happily took on the challenge and proved to be a very patient and through instructor, which is needed to teach/learn the craft. Since then, I've been crocheting nonstop and able to share the joy of crocheting & creating my own pieces! Thanks Denise!
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Denise B.

Denise B.

Chicago, IL 60602
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert

Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he … Read More
10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
Want to improve your sewing skills? In this guest post, Yesterday's Thimble blogger Lisha Vidler shares 10 sewing tips to help you take your seamstress skills to the next level... Whether you're new to sewing or just looking to improve, there are things you can do to take your skills up a notch. Don't let your garments look "Becky Home-Ecky," as Michael Kors would say! Even if you aren't a professional dressmaker or crafter, you can aim for a more professional look. Here are 10 tips to he
The Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing Stitches [Infographic]
Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the basic sewing stitches. From hand-sewing stitches to seam finishes, sewing instructor Cathy G. is here to help you master the basics...  Modern sewing machines have all but eliminated the need for hand sewing. Gone are the days of constructing a garment by hand with a needle and thread. That being said, there are still many places where hand-sewing stitches are necessary for a high-qualit
The Best Sewing Blogs and Online Resources
Blogs and online resources can be a huge help when you're taking sewing lessons, but which blogs are the best? Here, Glendale, CA sewing teacher Marie B. shares her picks for the best sewing blogs and online resources... In the ocean of information that is the Internet, it can be daunting to find the right information when you need it. One can easily get lost in the myriad of blogs and websites. I have put together a list of some of the best sites for sewing tips, sewing tutorials, sewing
Sewing 101 | Essential Sewing Terms and Phrases [Infographic]
When you learn to sew, you're introduced to slew of new vocabulary words and phrases. To help you understand these words and phrases, and be more conversational about your new craft, we've put together this glossary of sewing terms from Columbus, OH teacher Nikki D... “May your bobbin always be full!” ~Author Unknown. Most recognize what this quote means, but you might be thinking, “What on earth is a bobbin?” Bobbin, miter, selvedge – there is an extensive amount of vocabulary in sewing,
10 Fun, Festive Holiday Sewing Projects
  As the holiday season approaches, these holiday sewing projects will help you get into the spirit! So whether you're looking for some festive holiday decor or some DIY gift ideas, make sure to bookmark these fun, festive holiday sewing projects... Craft Sewing Projects   Lovely Scissor Holder   There’s no point in starting your holiday sewing projects without an organized sewing kit. Otherwise, you’ll never be able to find what you need. This DIY scissor h

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