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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your sewing lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.

Sonya M.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Sonya M.

19 Reviews
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Fun and entertaining

About Sonya

I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a

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June M.
Absolutely wonderful instructor. Patient and helped me along perfectly. I’m much more confident than I was before we started! Can’t wait for my next class. Thank you Sonya!
Leah
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Sonya was very patient and also very clear. I learned a lot.
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Lisa C.

62 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • B.S. Music Education from TAMU - Commerce
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Lisa C.

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I am a seamstress, costume designer, historical clothing expert and have worked in the film industry. I routinely perform costume repair work for theatrical companies, alterations for formal gowns and create/modify garments to use in film and living history events.
If you are a beginner or advanced I can teach you to get better, more consistent results from your sewing.

About Lisa

I have been a music teacher and private lesson instructor for the past 20 years. I have a bachelor of science degree in Music Education and hold a teaching certificate for all-level Music Education. In my private studio I have taught students from 3-70 and have enjoyed them all! In addition to t

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Emily S.
Lisa is great. She’s so patient and with someone like me who knows literally nothing about sewing, she walked me through the basics of literally just turning my machine on all the way to completing my first stitch. She even cheered when I cheered for myself ;) :D
Nino
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Suzanne F.
Great experience. i was nervous and Lisa made me laugh and comfortable.
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Lily Q.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Framed plaque from Department of Homeless Services, Catherine Street Shelter, NY, NY
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Lily Q.

22 Reviews
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Beginner-You will learn basic skills of hand and machine stitching, seams, darts, pleats, zippers, pouch, tote bag and build many more samples into a scrapbook.

Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding, various necklines and making a skirt or blouse. Learn to make garment with commercial pattern.

Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.

Note: Although students learn at different rates, the above results are expected, if taking lessons 2hours a week, for 5weeks for all levels.

About Lily

I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques. Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclu

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Victoria Serrano
I signed up for Lily's beginners course-I literally didn't know a thing about sewing. By the end of the 1st lesson, I know how to thread the machine and sew a bunch of different stitches. Excited for the remaining lessons!
Rose T.
Lily is great! My mother really enjoyed her company and is looking forward to her next session. Thank you Lily!
Anita
Lily is a great instructor. She knows her craft well. She is patient, friendly and has a great smile and laugh that helps makes her student comfortable and at ease thus making learning fun. Lily has the knowledge to help anyone with sewing, embroidery, machine embroidery and more. I highly recommend Lily as an instructor for whatever area you are trying to learn from her huge arsenal of expert techniques.

Lily is helping me to become proficient using my embroidery machine. She immediately taught me a few tricks to getting my machine to do what it is suppose to do without much effort. She has in one lesson given me tons of information and help to get my embroidery hobby started properly. It's awesome to have one on one assistance right in my home so I don't have to take my heavy machine anywhere.

I'm disabled and having a service like this one available is invaluable. I have to keep my mind working and busy, and this helps me tremendously. Thank you LILY and TakeLessons for helping me to fulfill my goals!
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Renee H.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 to 90
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1986
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Renee H.

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About Renee

Renee has a Bachelor degree from the University of Dayton in Music Therapy with an emphasis on piano, voice and music theory. She has been teaching children from age five to adult for over 12 years. In 1995 I taught children from Kindergarten to 4th grad

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Jordan S.
Ms. Renee was intentional about meeting my son’s needs. She is very professional and I can tell she will nurture his talent. He is already looking forward to his next practice!
Sharon
Renee is excellent with my elderly brother she helps him so much.
Andrea
Renee was amazing! She is a great teacher who matches her lesson to her learners style
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

59 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Burmese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1998
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Mya Mya Seinn T.

59 Reviews
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Personalized sewing lessons!!!

- Making clothes
- Reading pattern
- 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!

About Mya Mya Seinn

Hello there! My name is Mya and I am a very patient instructor and understand that students learn at a different pace, after all everyone is an individual! Availability changes every week and please contact me for availability. I received my degree in Geology from Yangon University in Yang

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Kizzy Gray
Mrs. Seinn is very patient and tailors the lessons dependent upon your skill level. I started learning from the very first class and created my very first mask. I highly recommend Mrs. Seinn for sewing lessons and I will definitely be a repeat student.
Kyasia
Mya was SUPER helpful. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking other lessons in the future
azilde S.
Great teacher! Very patient.
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Tracy B.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French
  • Pattern Making from Fashion Institute of South Florida
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tracy B.

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I specialize in teaching young students, typically 8 years and up. I am extremely patient and positive with beginners. I also enjoy the challenge of helping more experienced students bring their own creations to life. Lately, I've had several male students making and altering shirts.

I've been sewing as long as I can remember and have been teaching since 2009.

About Tracy

Due to Covid 19, all classes are now being taught online. If you are local and need a sewing machine, I have a machine that you can borrow. I am also making beginner's kits with several projects that can be picked up or mailed. I teach beginning, intermediate and advanced sewing. I have been

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Lina
Very helpful. Clear explanations. And went above and beyond to make sure I understood. Thanks
Autumn B.
Tracy was awesome. I learned a lot. She answered all of my questions and gave great advice. I recommend!
Missy K.
I'm having so much fun..with just a few classes I've already made a skirt and a drawstring bag. Thank you so much!

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing sewing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream sewing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Sewing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute sewing lessons is $83. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $176 per hour.
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$45 average
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$65 average
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Each sewing lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

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"Ok...First I have to say, I am so pleased to have signed up for classes with Mya. Choosing to take sewing classes with Mya is hands down one of the best decisions I made and will continue to make. She is intelligent, very knowledgeable in her craft (or rather crafts), friendly, considerate, patient, and a great conversationalist. I hands down recommend taking a class or classes with her."
Mika
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"I've had a few lessons with Sonya under my belt now and I could not be happier with her as my instructor. I came into this with very specific things I wanted to learn or touch on and she has been very knowledgeable. I'm not an absolute beginner, more of an advanced beginner and she adapts her lesson plans accordingly. She knows her stuff, she's great at teaching, flexible and just an all around cool chick. Money and time well spent."
Shamika
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Lily was great! She is very knowledgeable and friendly. I learned so much from her. Highly recommend her for any of your sewing needs."
Marci
Took Sewing lessons from Lily S.
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"Simple and easy for beginners or the more advanced this teacher is good at what she does. I highly recommend her."
Andrew
Took Sewing lessons from Anne K.
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"Best experience ever."
Dana
Took Sewing lessons from Sarah L.
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"Betty was friendly, professional, punctual, and has tons of experience and reference! She teaches clearly and makes it a fun experience. Take lessons with Betty and you will be happy you did!"
Kelly
Took Sewing lessons from Betty E.
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"Mya was SUPER helpful. I would definitely recommend her and will be taking other lessons in the future"
Kyasia
Took Sewing lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Crafty Table provides an enriched learning environment especially for young beginners. My daughter enjoys not only learning the fundamentals, she is also pleased with her creations."
Robyn
Took Sewing lessons from Felicia A.
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"This is definitely a subject that requires patience to teach online! Sonya is well suited for this job both in patience and in knowledge, and in creativity to teach with a difficult format. You won’t be disappointed."
Tristi
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Great lesson. Vena was very patient and instructive. She answered all my questions and made it easy for me to remember."
Annalise
Took Sewing lessons from Vena H.
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Private Sewing Lessons Near You

Are you tired of paying someone else to repair or alter your clothing? Do you enjoy looking at different fabrics and baubles and wish you had the skills to create lovely treasures with them? Is your imagination full of clothing designs just waiting to be created, but the thought of using a sewing machine intimidates you out of trying?

In sewing classes, you can learn how to do all of these things and turn your creative dreams into reality. In lessons, you'll learn all the skills you need to know to design and create interesting textiles for your home, repair and alter clothing, and to create complete garments from your own patterns. You'll learn hand stitches, how to use different sewing machines, the basics of understanding fabric, how to use a commercial pattern, and more! 

Why Learn How to Sew?

There are plenty of reasons that make learning to sew worth your time, effort, and investment in lessons. Many people begin learning to how to sew because they have a drive for creative expression or simply because they want to be able to repair their own missing buttons or loose seams. They love to make beautiful projects to give as gifts and to adorn their homes. Once a person gets the sewing bug, they can expand to learn how to create almost anything out of any type of fabric. 

Sewing opens up lots of professional opportunities, too! A skilled person can become a seamstress who offers alteration and repair services. If you're excited about fashion, you can learn to make your own clothing designs and patterns. Sewing also has a place in interior design, create bespoke textiles like throw pillows, slipcovers, table runners, wall hangings, and more to complete a design scheme. You can also make money by selling your creations at craft fairs or online marketplaces, like Etsy. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Sew and What You'll Study in Classes

You can find lots of free sewing lessons online, but the best way to learn how to sew fast is with a private sewing tutor. Every private lessons is different. For example, sewing classes for children differ greatly in terms of course content and teaching methods from sewing lessons for adults. Plus, your teacher will focus on the types of projects that interest you most to keep you motivated and learning at a pace that's comfortable for you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Sewing

If you have little or no previous experience sewing, then beginner lessons are for you! In these classes, you'll be introduced to some basic hand stitching techniques and the basics of using your sewing machine, while creating simple, uncomplicated projects. In beginner lessons, your sewing teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to basic machine and hand stitching
  • Introduction to your sewing machine
  • Learn how to create a seam
  • Begin sewing darts and pleats
  • Learn how to insert a zipper

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Sewing

If you're already familiar with the basics, then intermediate lessons are right for you. In these classes, you'll challenge yourself to create increasingly complex projects and designs, while learning new skills and techniques. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Learn about different fabrics: quality, behavior, and dimension
  • Sharpen your cutting skills
  • Learn how to use a commercial pattern
  • Understand binding biases
  • Practice sewing different necklines and shapes

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Sewing

Advanced lessons are intended for students who've already achieved a high level of sewing proficiency. Advanced students already possess the skills to create their own designs, but would love to have expert guidance from a professional. In these lessons, you can work on polishing your creations, using difficult fabrics, and even learn about the fashion and design industry. Topics covered in advanced sewing classes depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals, but your sewing tutor might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Creating patterns from your designs
  • Designing complete garments
  • Finishing projects of your own design
  • Introduction to fashion design business and merchandising your products

How to Find a Sewing Teacher Near You

Finding a private sewing tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will direct you to pages of highly qualified and skilled sewing teachers who provide sewing classes both in-person and online. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend looking at several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other sewing students. 

Most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. If you're concerned about the price of sewing lessons, with so many tutors to choose from, you should be able to find a teacher who charges a rate that'll fit into your budget. Plus, you'll find that private lessons pay off quickly, when you pick up new concepts and techniques fast and overcome challenges quickly. You'll see your textile projects improve after only a single lesson!

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Before you can sew your own clothes, create crafts, and take on sewing projects, you have to learn the different kinds of stitches. From the various types of hand 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. Still, every seamstress and tailor should have a handle on the basic types of hand s …

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