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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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$25 / 30-min
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Gette L.

Chicago, IL

About Gette

Gette Levy is an art therapist currently seeking her master's in art therapy at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has over 20 years of fiber arts experience and has been nationally exhibited in theaters across the west cost. A published comic book artist, she works in a variety of mediums. She has extensive experience working with children and adults of all ages in a variety of educational, clinical and studio settings.

Artistically, she has sought to bring the worlds and cultures that have surrounded her together in explosions of color and juxtapositions of texture. Artistic exp
ression breaks boundaries and defies media. Gette’s work can be found splashing across the stage, perched upon the page, blasted through comic books, woven in the fiber arts, breathing new life into up-cycled sustainable art installations, punctuating pop-up funnies, and clarifying educational notation in morphologically descriptive diagrams.
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Gette L.

Gette L.

Chicago, IL 60603
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$15 / 30-min
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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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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
our lesson today!
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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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  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
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,
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
How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
Finding a pair of jeans that fits just right can be a challenge. Sometimes, in order to get the perfect fit, you have to go to a tailor, and if you have multiple pairs of jeans, the alteration fees can add up! So whether you're taking sewing lessons or you just want to learn some money-saving DIY skills, learn how to hem jeans with this tutorial from sewing teacher Kari B... Jeans are a wardrobe staple for many of us. They can be worn in nearly any situation, with the comfort, look, and d
6 Popular Spring Hobbies That Won't Break the Bank
Happy first day of spring! Now that the days are longer and the weather is warmer, it's the perfect time to start a new hobby. And don't worry -- there are tons of hobbies to choose from that don't require expensive equipment or pricey commitments. In fact, many of these cheap hobbies can actually save you money in the long-run. Check out our recommendations below, and see what sparks your interest! 1. Languages Did you know that learning a second language can increase your brain power, ex

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