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Sewing Lesson Reviews from Students

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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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Patricia C.

Sacramento, 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

Reviews

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Melissa Tidwell August 11, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Artesia is a wonderful instructor. Looking forward to working with her.
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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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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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Clara J. September 10, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Mya is a wonderful teacher and very patient with her students. My 10 year old daughter just started taking lessons with her and she loves it. Mya is exactly what I was looking for in a teacher for her!
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Rickey Fleming Jr August 3, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
She is patient and such an awesome insructor!
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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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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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Shanel A. August 10, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Patricia is a wonderful instructor and an amazing seamstress. I had a great experience today. I learned how to cut patterns as well as placed them unto the fabric. Patricia even went out her way to give me one of her sewing machines so I can practice at home. I will recommend her to any and everyone.
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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 😊

Kate S.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah L.

Redwood City, CA
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Stella R.

Northridge, CA
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Kate S.

San Diego, CA

Experienced sewing teacher of 9 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of construction skills skills. I specialize in apparel, costumes, alteration and specially items such as pillows and curtains, typically use Patternmaking for Fashion Design and Sewing guide books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sewing machine and serger.

Reviews

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Conni Z. August 4, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent instruction, overall machine assessment and pattern review. Kate is fun, knowledgeable, and patient. She is a very good sewing teacher!
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madeline Clark July 19, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
She's so knowledgeable and funny!
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Sarah L.

Redwood City, CA

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!

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Valeria September 16, 2016
Photography · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah was great! She was very clear and thorough in explaining how to operate and get familiarize with my new camera . She is knowledgeable and has a real passion for photography.Great experience and I am looking forward to my next class with Sarah.
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Rachel Hershberg August 18, 2016
Sewing · In studio
Verified Student
Patient, clear, knowledgeable!
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Sue July 30, 2016
Photography · In studio
Verified Student
Sarah is a delightful, smart and talented photography teacher. She went to the trouble to read up on my particular kind of camera so she knew could tell me all the details. So helpful! Totally recommend her to anyone who wants to learn photography!
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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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Olivia M. August 11, 2016
Sewing · In home
Verified Student
Stella as my first tutor on takelessons. She is not only an incredibly accomplished crafter and artist, she is a patient and knowledgeable teacher too. She really went the extra mile and I feel much more confident using my serger now. I will definitely be booking her again!
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Scott July 29, 2016
Cake Decorating · In studio
Stella was friendly and very helpful. My daughter loved it! She learned several new techniques.
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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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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, … Read More
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,
How to Hem Jeans: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners [Infographic]
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10 Sewing Tips From a Sewing Expert
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