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Popular Sewing Teachers

Artesia R.

Kennesaw, GA
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA
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Karla R.

Ontario, CA
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Artesia R.

Kennesaw, GA

Beginners have learned how to:

-Thread sewing machine properly
-Wind thread on a bobbin
-Sew a straight, curved and pivot corners for squares or zigzags
-Sew a French seam
-Attach a zipper and button on the machine
-Read a store bought pattern
-Create a simple basic pillow or article of clothing

Each student must be prepared for lessons with the following:
-Sewing machine with a zipper and button foot
-Sewing machine bobbins
-Thread (all purpose)
-Needles (Universal 90/14, 80/12, 70/10, 65/11)
-Fabric scissors
-Seam ripper
-Fabric pins and pin cushion or magnet
-Marking pencils

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Janet July 7, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Artesia did an excellent job teaching my 16-yr-old granddaughter the basics of sewing on a machine, in just a few lessons.
Teen granddaughter says of Artesia,"She's a REALLY patient teacher!"
I say, "Artesia is an experienced seamstress, a quality sewing teacher, and a very nice young lady, too!"
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Xofia F. April 10, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Artesia is a great resource and excellent working with my 19 y/o daughter.
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Elisa April 9, 2016
Sewing · In home
Artesia is an excellent sewing teacher! I highly recommend her.
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

Alexandria, VA

Personalized sewing lessons!!!

- Making clothes
- Reading pattern
-Basic pattern making & draping
- Alterations
- Hand sewing & hand embroidery
- Bags & accessories ... etc.

Openings for new students.
Lessons are offered in my studio.
Fun and friendly learning environment.
Look forward to guiding you on your educational journey!

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Jessica July 11, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Mya is very patient with novice learners. Both my 12 year old daughter and I have attended class and we both walk away learning new things each time!

Mya has also been very accommodating with my schedule, allowing me the flexibility to adjust my lesson time on several occasions. She has a dedicated space to give lessons that is open and welcoming!

I definitely recommend Mya. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her.
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Brenda July 8, 2016
Beading · In studio
Verified Student
Mya is very knowledgeable and patient. She will work with you on any projects you have.
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Derrick H. June 9, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Xclnt, easy to work with. Very fun experience, can't wait until the next lesson.
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Karla R.

Ontario, CA

Sewing safety and how to use a machine, the sewing tools you'll need, how to read, cut out, layout, and follow pattern instructions, how to sew different stitches and using the correct length, pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems, sew a zipper or an elastic waistband.
~We will be working towards sewing a basic pattern (i.e. tote, PJ bottoms, etc) or whichever project the student brings in

Intermediate students must know all of the above and can bring in their own project. I also offer overlock/serger lessons if interested.

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Claudia February 10, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Karla is a wonderful instructor! She is very knowledgeable, patient, cheerful and professional. I'm very pleased with what I have learned and I will be scheduling more lessons with Karla.
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Candice Voelker November 22, 2015
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Karla was great! Very informative and super patient. Wonderful personality also. I'll definitely schedule more lessons.
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Shannon October 21, 2015
Sewing
Karla is an amazing designer and seamstress. Every time I see one of her creations I marvel at her skill! Plus she has a great personality for teaching -- she's caring, fun, communicative, and motivating. You would be in excellent hands with her as your instructor.

Patricia C.

Sacramento, CA
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Anne H.

Lisle, IL
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA
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Patricia C.

Sacramento, CA

I can teach a brand new beginner to thread and take care of his /her machine. I am proficient in using patterns, pinning and cutting out any and all types of clothing. For my intermediate students I can teach them to create their own patterns and make clothing from a picture they love. I can teach them to install any kind of zippers. Advance students I can teach major alterations and also how to make difficult clothing like wedding dresses and suits!

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Rosalinda T. March 30, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Awesome experience! I was able to get my machine in top condition since I had some parts flipped, it wasn't working right. I was also able to finish the first burp cloth in a stack, hem a dress, hem some selves, and switch out a zipper on some shorts in under 2 hrs. Will definitely use Patricia again and look forward to seeing her soon. I'm very pregnant and on restrictions so I appreciated Patricia's willingness to come to me so I didn't have to lug my sewing machine around. Patricia is friendly and personable. The sign up and scheduling experience was a little rocky as I wasn't able to figure out how to schedule on the mobile site, but we figured it out in a couple of days and Patricia was always friendly and flexible.
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Taija Hall February 21, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
She is Very knowledgable, has tons of experience and is just an overall JOY to work with! Looking forward to my upcoming lessons 😊
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Eloise hartsuiker January 11, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia was fabulous with my granddaughter
Awesome teacher very inspiring
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Anne H.

Lisle, IL

I love to cater my lessons for each of my students, so if you want to learn some hand sewing to complete those plush baby toys, adjust commercial patterns to fit your body, or learn how to make period correct Elizabethan costuming, I'm your gal.

I can give you the fundamentals of basic hand or machine sewing, and as your skill set grows, we can advance you to following simple patterns; and then pattern making or pattern adjustment. We can sew whatever you can imagine!

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Emily Ritt May 26, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Anne has been helping me make a t shirt quilt that I have been wanting to make forever! She researched all the information needed and has been amazing with teaching me how to do this from step 1! Highly recommend!
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Alyssa January 26, 2016
Sewing
Anne is an amazing and talented seamstress, crafter and teacher. I employed her my costume shop for 6 years, 5 of which as my close assistant. Anne is friendly, patient and incredibly skilled at what she does. In my shop she instructed volunteers and employees from the most basic skill levels to the more advanced. She is not only skillful and professional, but also a great person to work with and will help you to sew and craft almost anything your imagination desires. I have seen her help build fantastical fairies, gorgeous historical costumes, steampunk outfits and even much of her own beautiful wedding crafts and decor. If I had the choice to work with anyone on a project I would chose Anne, because I would know she would help create the very best and have fun doing it.
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA

I can teach you how to choose patterns, cut and finish any garment you like. Everything you need to know about sewing and serging from handling basic stiches to advanced finishes.

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Tammy G. July 22, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Stella is amazing!She really knows her stuff she was able to help me so much and all the areas that I needed and she was very welcoming and friendly and made it very comfortable for me I love her
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Carmen June 20, 2016
Sewing · In home
Stella is fantastic! She's very patient and knowledgable. My son loved her and learned a great deal in a very short amount of time. Would definitely recommend!

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